Cheryl Cox Macpherson is Professor and Chair of the Bioethics Department in the School of Medicine at St. George’s University in Grenada (SGU). As Course Director for a required medical school course on bioethics and professionalism she teaches a large, diverse, international body of medical students twice annually. She is also a Professor in the School of Graduate Studies and Course Director for Research Ethics, a course required for students in the combined MD/MSc degree program. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine where she lectures and supervises public health student research, and in the School of Veterinary Medicine. She has been Chair of SGU’s White Coat Ceremony Organizing Committee since 1995, and Chapter Advisor for the Gold Humanism Honor Society since 2006.
In 2010 she was elected President of the Bioethics Society of the English-speaking Caribbean (BSEC), re-elected in 2012, and will serve as Immediate Past President until 2016. She is a founding member of SGU’s IRB – the first in the Caribbean to adhere to international guidelines – and has served as its Vice Chair since 2006. She has been an invited speaker by, and partnered with, Grenada’s Ministry of Health, the Grenada Medical Association, and the Clinical Teaching Unit at Grenada General Hospital, on projects involving bioethics, professionalism, and undertreated pain.
Dr Macpherson joined the editorial board of the journal Developing World Bioethics in 2001 and co-edited a special symposium with Ruth Macklin in 2010 on “Standards and Practices in a Diverse World”. She has reviewed for The Wellcome Trust, Oxford University Press, and often reviews for bioethics and medical journals including the AAMC’s MedEdPortal. She has many peer reviewed publications.