Emma Tumilty, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioethics and Health Humanities
Bioethics and Health Humanities Graduate Program

Physical address:
UHC, Suite 4.208
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX

Mailing address:
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1150

Phone: (409) 772-1119
Fax: (409) 772-5272
Email: emtumilt@utmb.edu

Emma Tumilty, PhD

  • Emma Tumilty is an Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Bioethics and Health Humanities, and holds the Frances C. and Courtney M. Townsend, Sr MD Professorship in Medical Ethics. She is also a member of the Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities, the Institute for Translational Science and the Centre for Addiction Sciences and Therapeutics. She has experience working as a research ethics consultant and clinical ethics consultant and is the current Chair of the Research Education and Community Health Coalition (REACH) in Galveston.

    In her practice as consultant, educator, or researcher she centers issues of justice and access using feminist, community-engaged, and patient-centered approaches to address resource allocation, access and disadvantage in research and clinical care. Dr Tumilty has coauthored a book on research ethics practice for emerging researchers and co-edited a book on the ethics of transhumanism and biohacking. She has written five book chapters, 46 publications, and has engaged in other forms of dissemination and public scholarship including invited talks, podcasts, media and blogs. She is currently the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Feminist Bioethics, as well as an Associate Editor for both the Journal of Empirical Research in Human Research Ethics and Progress in Community Health Partnerships.

    • BA (Philosophy), Otago University, 2003
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Bioethics), Otago University, 2012
    • PhD (Bioethics), Otago University 2017
    • Graduate Certificate In Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Deakin University, 2020
    • Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities
    • School of Public and Population Health