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Mark Bratton, PhD Biography

Bishop of Coventry's Advisor on Medical Ethics at Church of England
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Legal?"

“The first principle of the Hippocratic tradition is that doctors should do no harm. Although at first sight this principle seems irreconcilable with the death penalty, doctors have historically justified their conduct in terms of ensuring a painless and humane death for the prisoner.”

Cowritten with David Metcalfe, “Doctors and the Death Penalty,” Student British Medical Journal, July 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Bishop of Coventry’s Advisor on Medical Ethics at Church of England, 2012-present
  • Governor, Coventry Schools Foundation, 2010-present
  • Honorary Fellow in Clinical Education, University of Warwick, 2009-present
  • Rector of St. John Baptist Berkswell, Church of England, 2009-present
  • Elected Member of General Synod, Church of England, 2005-2010
  • Elected Member of Archbishop’s Council’s Mission and Public Affairs Council, Church of England, 2005-2010
  • Area Dean (Coventry South), Church of England, 2002-2009
  • Senior Chaplain, University of Warwick, 1998-2009
  • Appointed Member of the Council of Christian Unity, Church of England, 1996-2001
  • Assistant Curate, St. John with St. James West Ealing, 1994-1998
  • PhD, Law and Medicine, University of Warwick, 2012
  • MA, Medical Ethics and Law, King’s College London, University of London, 1997
  • BA, Theology/Theological Studies, University of Oxford, 1994
  • BA, history, University College London, University of London, 1984
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