Dr Simon Kolstoe
Simon Kolstoe is a Reader in Bioethics at the University of Portsmouth where his work looks at the role of ethics committees and governance structures in promoting research integrity. He chairs ethics committees for the Health Research Authority, UK Health Security Agency and UK Ministry of Defence. He is the UK adapting author of the popular Oxford University Press “Research Integrity” online course.
Prior to moving into Bioethics he gained a BSc in Biomedical Science (2001), and PhD in Biochemistry (2005), both from the University of Southampton, followed by seven years as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Amyloidosis and Acute Phase Proteins at UCL Medical School. He joined the University of Portsmouth in 2012 as a Senior Fellow and then Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, receiving a BBSRC project grant exploring immune proteins involved in complement and DNA vaccination in 2014. Following further degrees in Philosophy (BA, Open) and Research Ethics (MA, Keele), he moved to a Senior Lectureship in Evidence Based Healthcare in 2017, and then Reader in Bioethics as of 2021.