Heather Widdows is the John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics at the University of Birmingham and is a leading international researcher across applied ethics. In 2005 she was awarded a visiting fellowship at Harvard University, where she worked on issues of moral neo-colonialism. She has led a number of funded projects on issues of property in the body; reproductive rights; human tissue; war on terror and ownership and governance of the genome. Her current primary project is on the moral philosophy of beauty and she holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for the next two years to complete her book Perfect Me! (under contract with Princeton University Press).