Cheryl Macpherson, PhD

Cheryl Macpherson
Professor, Department of Clinical Skills, WINDREF Senior Research Fellow
Phone: (473) 444-1470 ext 3011 or 3499
Fax: (473) 439-4388

Cheryl Macpherson is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Skills at St George’s University where she has taught bioethics to medical students since 1994 and innovated the integration of the health impacts of climate change into a required medical school course on bioethics. She also teaches and designs curriculum for bioethics in SGU’s School of Graduate Studies and teaches bioethics in the premedical program and School of Veterinary Medicine. She has served for many years on SGU’s IRB and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Dr Macpherson is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF). She is the Principal Investigator on the Caribbean Research Ethics Education initiative (CREEi, NIH-Fogarty Award # R25TW009731) which builds research ethics capacity in low resource countries of the Caribbean basin, and of its supplemental awards: the CREEi-Hastings Center Bioethics Scholars Program (2022) and the CREEi-Hastings Center Climate Bioethics Program (2023).

She serves as joint editor of the Taylor & Francis journal Global Bioethics and co-chair of the Ethics Working Group for the Coalition for Equitable Research in Low-resource settings (CERCLE), formerly the DNDi International Covid-19 Clinical Research Coalition. With over 80 publications, she authored seminal bioethics publications on climate change including the book Bioethical Insights into Values and Policy: Climate Change and Health (Springer, 2016) a forthcoming and co-authored book chapter ‘Should physicians or health organizations be environmentally active’ In Medical Professionalism: Theory, Education, and Practice. Oxford University Press.

She has reviewed for the NIH, Wellcome Trust, Wellcome Open Research, Oxford University Press, and a range of peer reviewed journals. She is a member of the Resilience Frontiers Technology Advisory Group of the UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC), consulted for PAHO and WHO on ethics and vector-borne diseases, served as President of the Bioethics Society of the English-speaking Caribbean (BSEC) 2012-2016, has been a member of the International Association of Bioethics (IAB) and its Environmental Affinity group since 1994, and is a member of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE).