About CBmE

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. We work to develop understanding, capacity for good judgement, and sound ethical practice in the context of healthcare provision, biomedical science and health-related policy development.

CBmE is a thriving centre for learning, teaching and research relating to ethical and legal aspects of healthcare and biomedical sciences. We study issues of broad international significance with a particular interest in learning for and from Singapore and  Asia.

We have a diverse staff who bring a valuable range of disciplinary backgrounds and experiential perspectives to our various educational and research activities and collaborative initiatives. We work collaboratively with academic colleagues across and beyond NUS, and with key stakeholders in the healthcare sector and biomedical science and policy communities. 

We are delighted that our Founding Director, Professor Alastair V. Campbell, was awarded the Public Service Medal as part of the 2018 National Day Awards. All of us at CBmE are committed to continue on the path of excellent service in bioethics.  


Director’s welcome

A diverse range of ethical issues continue to arise in day-to-day health care encounters, in cutting edge biomedical science, and in the development and refinement of health-related policy. The Centre for Biomedical Ethics strives to find and promote good ways to work through these issues. Our work aims to help healthcare professionals, scientists, policy makers and broader publics to think critically about the values and moral judgements that do and that should permeate their actions and guide their decisions.

I joined the Centre in July 2018 with a wonderfully warm welcome both from staff within the Centre and the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Whether you are meeting us just briefly on this website or in closer communication as a visitor, working partner or future colleague, welcome! I hope you will enjoy engaging in questions of ethics with us.

Vikki Entwistle