Amal Matar

Amal Matar

Amal Matar

PhD, Associated researcher

Amal Matar is a Researcher at Center for Research Ethics and Bioethics at Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University. Her research interests include social and ethical aspects of new genomic and reproductive technologies with focus on stakeholders’ perspectives as well as the wider societal implications for such technologies. She previously conducted research on international research ethics, primarily focusing on the Middle East.  She holds a PhD in Bioethics from Uppsala University, a MSc., in Biotechnology from the American University in Cairo and is a trained Medical Doctor.

E-mail: amal.matar@crb.uu.se
 

Publications

  • Matar, Amal; Höglund, Anna T; Segerdahl, Pär; Kihlbom, Ulrik

    Autonomous decisions by couples in reproductive care

    Part of BMC Medical Ethics, 2020.

    Open access
  • Matar, Amal; Höglund, Anna T; Segerdahl, Pär; Kihlbom, Ulrik

    Autonomous decisions by couples in reproductive care

    Part of BMC Medical Ethics, 2020.

    Open access
  • Matar, Amal; Hansson, Mats G.; Höglund, Anna T.

    "A perfect society": Swedish policymakers' ethical and social views on preconception expanded carrier screening

    Part of Journal of Community Genetics, p. 267-280, 2019.

    Open access
  • Matar, Amal

    Considering a Baby? Responsible Screening for the Future: Ethical and social implications for implementation and use of preconception expanded carrier screening in Sweden

    Open access
  • Matar, Amal; Hansson, Mats G.; Höglund, Anna T

    Values and value conflicts in implementation and use of preconception expanded carrier screening: an expert interview study

    Part of BMC Medical Ethics, 2019.

    Open access
  • Matar, Amal; Kihlbom, Ulrik; Höglund, Anna T.

    Swedish healthcare providers' perceptions of preconception expanded carrier screening (ECS)—a qualitative study

    Part of Journal of Community Genetics, p. 203-214, 2016.

  • Matar, Amal; Garner, Sam; Millum, Joseph; Sina, Barbara et al.

    Curricular Aspects of the Fogarty Bioethics International Training Programs

    Part of Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, p. 12-23, 2014.

  • Silverman, Henry; Edwards, Hillary; Shamoo, Adil; Matar, Amal

    Enhancing Research Ethics Capacity in the Middle East: Experience and Challenges of a Fogarty-Sponsored Training Program

    Part of Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, p. 40-51, 2013.

  • Matar, Amal; Silverman, Henry

    Perspectives of Egyptian Research Ethics Committees regarding Their Effective Functioning

    Part of Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, p. 32-44, 2013.

Reproductive ethics and cultural sensitivity

Today’s multi-cultural society is a challenge to the health care system, especially when it comes to reproductive and sexual health. At the same time, new technology increases our reproductive choices, increasing the challenges. Find out what Amal Matar has to say about it.

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Amal Matar