Dr Zoë Fritz
Wellcome Fellow in Society and Ethics
Zoë Fritz is a Wellcome fellow in society and ethics, and a consultant physician in acute medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Her research is focused on identifying areas of clinical practice that raise ethical questions and applying rigorous empirical and ethical analysis to explore the issues and find effective solutions.
Zoë has a degree in Pathology from the University of Cambridge, qualified as a doctor from Imperial College London in 2001 and has a PhD in health sciences from Warwick. She has maintained an active clinical career while conducting research in both Cambridge and Warwick universities, and has worked with colleagues to translate her research findings into policy at both local and national levels.
Zoë is currently investigating how we communicate and record uncertainty around diagnosis, particularly in the acute care setting. Her Wellcome university award will enable her to collaborate with those in the departments of law and philosophy and provide grounding for future interdisciplinary research to improve medical practice.