Pr. Vasiliki Petousi.
Vasiliki Petousi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Crete. She is also a faculty member (among the founding ones) of the Interdisciplinary post-graduate program in Bioethics. She received her PhD in Sociology from Virginia Tech, USA in 1998. She holds an MSc (1991) from the same University and a Law Degree (1988) from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
At the undergraduate level she teaches courses and seminars in the Sociology of Law, Criminology, Gender and Feminist Theory. At the post-graduate level she teaches seminars on Research Methods, Research Ethics and Human Reproduction. She has supervised several Master’s theses including two on public acceptability of GM food and GM trees (surveys) and a number of PhD dissertations. The most recent PhD dissertation she supervised addressed the bioethics of neonatal intensive care and performed research (survey research) on the perceptions of Greek health care providers regarding provision and withdrawal of intensive care to infants. She is currently supervising a dissertation on the ethics of PGD and geneticists and embryologists’ attitudes (semi-structured interviews and participant observation) perceptions on the responsibility of scientists and she is a member of the supervising committee of a PhD dissertation addressing issues of medical malpractice and legal responsibility.
In her current research she explores issues of moral responsibility and representation of science through media and content analysis of IVF centers’ web sites and advertisements. Along the same lines she is researching the way implementation of assisted reproduction techniques constructs women’s experiences and gender identities and defines women’s moral responsibility to reproduce (content analysis of postings in e- forums).
Along a different path she continues her work on the ethics and socio-economic determinants of the acceptability of GM foods and GM trees. She is currently participating in the WATBIO project (www.watbio.eu) as leader of the task investigating the socio-economic viability of biomass (content analysis and focus group research).
Pr. Petousi has served as a member and the Chair of Ethics Advisory Boards in 3 EU funded research projects. She has been a country representative for Greece in the Feminist Association of Bioethics since 2005 and the Grants Coordinator in the Advisory Board of the same organization. She is an independent expert for the EU DG Research and Innovation (Ethics Sector), REA and the ERCEA.
In DEFORM Pr. Petousi is leading WP 2 and ccontributes in the work of all other WPs. She has primary responsibility for the coordinator of tasks and activities of the UoC team and participate in the management of the overall project as described in WP1. She is further responsible and contribute to all aspects of research in WP2 (surveys, focus groups, legal text analysis, content analysis, euristic searches, identification of cases to be analyzed, data analysis and interpretation of results). She also further contributes to the preparation of deliverables, summer schools and workshops and dissemination and teaching activities.
Dr Tina (Stamatia) Garani-Papadatos
Dr Tina (Stamatia) Garani -Papadatos has a Degree in Law (Law School, University of Athens), an MA in Medical Law and Ethics (Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, King’s College, London) and a PhD (Dept of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens) for her thesis on the “Legal and Ethical Problems in Intensive Care Units”. Her continuing education includes short trainings at Imperial College- London (Health Centre and Centre for Humanities), at the Harvard School of Public Health (The François- Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights) and at the 2014 Summer School of the Association of Schools of Public Health of the European Region (ASPHER). She has participated in various EU research projects (Project on Persistent Vegetative State, PRIVIREAL, TEMPE, EPICC, Deinstitutionalization Ethics. EURECNET) and she has published and co-authored articles in Greek and foreign journals. She has been a member of various legislative and Ethics committees in Greece and a member of ad hoc Expert Committees of the Council of Europe and she is the national representative of Greece at the Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO). From 2009-2011 she was Chair of this Committee. She is an independent expert of the EU DG Research and Innovation and of the European Research Council (Ethics Sector). Dr Garani-Papadatos is a Senior Lecturer Senior Lecturer at the National School of Public Health in Athens (Dept of Public Health) where she teaches the course on ‘Law, Bioethics and Public Health’ at the National School of Public Health in Athens (Dept of Public Health) and chairs the Research Ethics Committee. She will be joining the UoC team as an external collaborator.
In DEFORM Dr. Garani-Papadatos contributes with her expertise in law, regulation and research ethics. She is primarily involved in the identification of RM regulation and the legal text analysis. She also contributes with her expertise in the development of interview guides and analysis of data.