• E-mailemily.mclean@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Alrek helseklynge, blokk D, Årstadveien 17
    5009 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Emily McLean is a PhD Research Fellow at Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS), at the Department for Global Health and Primary Care and an affiliate researcher at Global Health Anthropology at the University of Bergen. She is a medical doctor by training.

Her PhD project aims to explore the ethical complexities and priority dilemmas related to the implementation of safe abortion care in Ethiopia. The goal is to produce evidence for policy makers and medical ethics training programs.

Selected publications:

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). Health workers’ experience of providing second-trimester abortion care in Ethiopia: a qualitative study. Reproductive Health. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Etiske dilemmaer for sykehjemsleger under covid-19-pandemien. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Eit klimanøytralt helsevesen: På tide å ta grep! Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1-3.
  • Show author(s) (2019). When the law makes doors slightly open: ethical dilemmas among abortion service providers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. BMC Medical Ethics. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Abort heime og ute: Siste nytt fra Norge, verda, Etiopia. Innlegg og visning av Mjaaland's dokumentarfilm ‘Dialogues about abortion’.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Grønt Helsevesen ('Decarbonising Healthcare'): Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation CET accelerator funded project (January-October 2021) which aims to build a coalition of researchers, clinicians and policy makers working towards decarbonising Norwegian health care while maintaining and improving health outcomes. 

Priority-setting dilemmas, moral distress and support experienced by employees at nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in Norway: The aim of the project is to explore and describe the ethical dilemmas that employees at nursing homes in Norway have experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic with a special focus on priority dilemmas and experiences of support.  

Former project

SAFEZT: Competing discourses impacting girls’ and women’s rights: Fertility control and safe abortion in Ethiopia, Zambia and Tanzania