The UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life (CEPL) brings the academy into the public sphere - thinking about, discussing, and teaching Ethics. There are two strands to what CEPL does: Research and Continuing Professional Decelopment. We are proud to support the Ethics Initiative of President Michael Higgins.

The Centre is aimed at ethical research across disciplines which is of interest to wider society. While all such research is welcomed and encouraged, the current priority of the Centre is to develop research projects in the following five areas:

  • Vulnerability
  • Trust
  • Empathy
  • Ethics of Communication
  • Ethics of Health and Illness