Jonathan Ives

  • Research interests

    Jon is a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics and Law in the Centre for Ethics in medicine, University of Bristol.  He publishes predominantly in the field of biomedical ethics, focussing on fatherhood and families, methods in empirical bioethics, reproductive ethics, and research ethics.

    He is also interested in, and publishes on, public health ethics and ethics in medical education. He has interests in mental health and end of life. Jon is a co-opted member of the Royal College of General Practitioners Medical Ethics Committee.

    Impact work and current projects

    Conversations with Fathers. Ives, Dermott, Culpin & McLeavy. Sept 2016 – Sept 2017. Funded by the Brigstow Institute, this is public communication and co-production project encouraging reflection on, and exposure to, day-to-day fathering practice.

    Recent publications

    • Books
    • Journal articles
    • Book chapters


    Journal articles

    • Ives J. (2015), Theorising the Deliberative Father: Compromise, progress and striving to do fatherhood well, Families, Relationships and Societies, Volume 4, Number 2, pp. 281-294.
    • Ives J. (2015), Men, Maternity and Moral Residue: Negotiating the moral demands of the transition to first time fatherhood, Sociology of Health and Illness, Volume 36, Number 7, pp. 1003–1019
    • Draper H, Ives J. (2013), Men's involvement in antenatal care and labour: Rethinking a medical model, Midwifery, Volume 29, Number 7, pp.723-729.
    • Draper, H., Ives, J. (2009), ‘Paternity testing: A poor test of fatherhood’, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, Volume 31, Number 4, pp. 407-418.

    Book chapters