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Dr Agneta Mauléon Sutton

Visiting Lecturer


Since 2003 Agneta has been a visiting lecturer at Heythrop. In 2001 she completed her doctoral thesis at King’s College London, which was entitled ‘Marriage, Contraception, Celibacy and the Family in the Early and Late Writings of John Paul II: A Critical Study’. This included a comparison between the sexual ethics and methodology of John Paul II and Karl Barth.

She has lectured at King’s and the University of Chichester, and is also currently Associate Lecturer at the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham.

Agneta is the Associate Editor at the peer-reviewed international journal Ethics and Medicine.

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(2012) Ecology and Stewardship: What Catholics Believe about the Environment, CTS, London, ISBN 978-86082-810-2).

(2008)  Christian Bioethics; A Guide for the Perplexed, T&T Clark, London and New York, (ISBN-10: HB: 0-567-03196-9; PB: 0-567-03197-7; ISBN-13: HB: 978-0-567-03196-9; PB-13: 978-0-567-03197-6).  

(2004) Commitment and Responsibility in Nursing: A Faith-Based Approach, ed Bart Cusveller, Agneta Sutton and Donal O’Mathuna, Dort College Press, Iowa, USA, 2004 (ISBN 0 932914 51 9).

(1997)  Man-Made Man: Ethical and Legal Issues in Genetics, ed. Peter Doherty and Agneta Sutton, Open Air (at Four Courts Press), Dublin. (ISBN  1 85182 278 X).

(1994) Infertility and Medically Assisted Conception, Catholic Bishops’ Bio-ethics Committee, London, 1994.

(1990) Prenatal Diagnosis: Confronting the Ethical Issues, The Linacre Centre, London (ISBN 0 906561 06 X).

Papers in Books

(2008)  ‘L’Avortement d’un enfant malade’, ed. Livio Melina  Carl Anderson, De l’huile sur les blessyres’, Parole et Silence, Rome.

(2003) ‘Prenatal Diagnosis: Fears and Expectations’, ed., Antonio G Spagnolo & Gabriella Gambino, Women’s Health Issues,  Società Editrice Universo, Rome.

(1998) 'Predictive Genetic Testing: Confidentiality and Disclosure of Information', Individual Wellbeing and Common Wellbeing, (Proceedings of Conference organised by the European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics in Coimbra 1997), Centro de Estudos do Bioethica, Coimbra.

(1998) 'Social Aspects of Infertility', In Vitro Fertilisation in the 1990s: Towards a Medical, Social and Ethical Evaluation, ed. Elisabeth Hildt and Dietmar Mieth, Ashgate, Aldershot, UK.

(1997) 'The New Genetics and Traditional Hippocratic Medicine', Man-Made Man: Ethical and Legal Issues in Genetics, ed. Peter Doherty and Agneta Sutton, Four Courts Press, Dublin.

(1995) 'Abortion: Psychological Indications and Consequences', Post-Abortion Syndrome: Its Wide Ramifications, ed. Peter Doherty, Four Courts Press, Dublin.

(1989) 'Quando ha inizio la vita dell'individuo?', La Procreatione Assistita: Aspetti Scientifici, Etici e Giuridici, a volume published by Istituto H San Raffaele, Torino.

Articles in last 10 years

2015, ‘Transhumanism: A New Kind of Promethean Hubris’, The New Bioethics: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Biotechnology and the Body, Vol. 21 (2), 117-127..

2015,’ Who is My Mother and Who are My Brothers?’, Cristian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality, Vol, 21, No. 21, 166-180.

2015, ‘Medicine and Transhumanism’, Catholic Medical Quarterly, Vol. 65, No. 2, 20-23.;yu

2014,’Couples Practicing Contraception: A Call for Dialogue’, INTAMS Review, Vol, 20, No. 2, 260-268.

2013, The UK Paves the Way for Germ-Line Alterations, Medicina e Morale, Vol.3, 533-543.

2013, The Moral Cost of Techniques for the Prevention of Mitochondrial DNA Disorder, Catholic Medical Quarterly, Vol. 63, No. 3, 23-27.

2013, ‘A Case against Germ-Line Gene Therapy’, Ethics and Medicine, Vol. 29:1, pp, 17-22. 

2012, ‘Germ-Line Gene Therapy Could Prove a Two-Edged Tool’, Christian Bioethics, Vol. 18, No. 2, 145-155.

2012, ‘Two Very Different Concepts of Human Dignity’, Catholic Medical Quarterly, Vol. 62, No. 3, 26-29.

2011,’The Case Against Genetic Perfection’, Catholic Medical Quarterly, Vol. 61, No. 3,30-34.

2011, ‘Teilhard de Chardin’s Christocentric Trinitarianism’, New Blackfrias, Vol.92, No 1037, 90-103.

2010, ‘The Organ Donation Debate Continues’, Catholic Medical Quarterly, Vol. 60, No 3, 27-31.

2010, ‘Dementia, Human Dignity and Help to Die; A Theological Perspective’, Medicina e Morale, Vol. 1, pp. 23-35.

2009, ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, Catholic Medical Quarterly, Vol. LVIII, No. 2.

2008, ‘Is Ireland heading Down the Slippery Slope?’, Catholic Medical Quarterly, Vol. LVIII, No. 3, 20-25.

2008, ‘The Embryology Bill: What is at Stake?’, Thinking Faith (e-journal), 29, April, 2008.

2007, ‘Do Human-Animal Hybrids and Chimeras Mean the Abolition of Man?’, Medicina e Morale, Vol. 2,  329-344.

2007, ‘Hybrids and Chimeras: Partly Human & Partly Animal’, Catholic Medical Quarterly, Vol. LVII, No. 1, 5-12.

2006, ‘”No” to Embryonic Stem-cell Research’, Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 99, Issue 12, 1442-1444. 

2006, ‘”Yes” to Adult Stem-cell Research’, Southern  Medical Journal, Vol. 99, Issue 12,  144-1446.

2006, The Complementarity and Symbolism of the Two Sexes: Karl Barth, Hans Urs von Balthasar and John Paul II’, New Blackfriars, Vol. 87, No. 1010, 418-433.

2006, ‘Abraham and Mary: Kierkegaard’s Model of Faith compared with That of John Paul II’, One in Christ, Vol. 41, No. 1, 77-84..


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Agneta is a happy grandmother to nine grandchildren, writes a weekly science column for the Catholic Times and is currently writing a book on egg donation.