Secretary: Karina Friel, tel 020 7188 1544
Area of expertise: kidney
Dr Antonia Cronin qualified in medicine from St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine in 1996. She completed her general medical training and obtained the MRCP (UK) in 1999. Her specialist training in nephrology and transplantation included posts at the Hammersmith Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, and Guy's and St Thomas'.
She completed a MA in Medical Law and Ethics at the Centre for Medical Law and Ethics, School of Law, King’s College, London in 2006, and received a distinction award. From 2006-2009 she was a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow with Professor Robert Lechler and Professor John Harris. She was awarded a PhD in Medical Law and Ethics in 2009 from the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, at the School of Law, University of Manchester.
In 2008 she was an invited member of the Secretary of States Organ Donation Taskforce ‘ethics working group’. From 2008-2011 she was chairperson of the Ethics Committee and Council member of the British Transplantation Society.
She was appointed as an NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Clinical Research Consultant at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ in April 2010. She is a member of the BRC Population Sciences Cluster Board. She is a Trustee of the Governing Body of the Institute of Medical Ethics, and appointed member of the UK Donation Ethics Committee (UKDEC).
Renal palliative care
Organ donation and transplantation ethics and law.
Antonia's PhD thesis 'The global development and evolution of organ transplantation' examined the dynamic interplay of regulation, prohibition, and scientific innovation that continues to evolve in the field of organ donation and transplantation.
The main focus of her research is the ethical and legal analysis on matters raised by scientific research and clinical practice, in particular the regulation of research and its translation into clinical practice. Her work draws on interdisciplinary insights gained from science, medicine, social science, philosophical bioethics, public policy and the law.
She regularly carries out manuscript peer review for several journals including Transplantation, Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, Journal of Medical Ethics, Clinical Ethics, Medical Law International, and the Medical Law Review.