Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

Francisco Blancarte Jaber

PhD candidate in Edinburgh Law School


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Francisco Blancarte Jaber is a fourth-year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh – Law School, with a background in Philosophy and Bioethics. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy at Sorbonne University (Paris, FRANCE) and his Master of Arts Degree in Bioethics at New York University (New York, USA). He is a member of the College of Bioethics at UNAM (Mexico City, MEX), and he is currently a visiting scholar at the Institute of Biomedical Humanities at Sorbonne University. 


Francisco's PhD research consists of a conceptual analysis of the different modelizations of addiction and their role in the construction of public health policies in the UK. Further research interests include the conceptualization of addiction in the philosophy of action, biopsychosocial models of addiction, the place of harm reduction strategies in debates over the medicalization vs. criminalization of addiction, and the problematization of addiction throughout the legislative history of the UK.