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Dr Caitríona Cox

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow

Caitríona is a junior doctor who is combining clinical training in internal medicine with ethics research at THIS Institute.

Caitríona graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2017 with a distinction in her medical degree. She also holds a BA (hons) first class degree in Biological and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Alongside her clinical career, she has been involved in research on the ethical issues relating to non‐disclosure and communication with patients. She is also interested in the wider healthcare system, specifically investigating which philosophical ideals could be drawn on to guide ethical patient care. She was awarded the Robert Hillman Essay prize by the Institute of Medical Ethics in 2019 for the best overall entry in their foundation doctor essay competition.

Research Interests

Caitríona is currently working on a Wellcome-funded project on differential diagnosis in the acute care setting, in particular investigating how we communicate uncertainty around diagnosis with patients.

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