The NUS Centre for Biomedical Ethics (CBmE) was established in September 2006 in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine through a generous gift by the Chen Su Lan Trust, which also inaugurated a Centennial Professorship in Medical Ethics at the School. The Centre now has 6 full-time faculty and a total staff of 21, including postdoctoral researchers and administrative staff.
Under its first Director, the eminent British bioethicist Professor Alastair V. Campbell, CBmE undertook a major innovation in undergraduate and postgraduate education in medical ethics. Forging interdisciplinary collaborations with other faculties at NUS, including Law, Science, Arts and Social Science, as well as key stakeholders in Singapore’s healthcare sector and the research community, CBmE has initiated a wide range of research projects in both clinical ethics and the ethics of the biomedical sciences. Over the past decade, it has become a major centre for teaching and research in South East Asia with its main focus on global ethical values in an Asian context.
With Professor Campbell’s retirement from the Directorship of the Centre after 10 illustrious years, an international search for a new Director is underway.