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Professor Julian Savulescu

Professor Julian Savulescu

Professor Julian Savulescu has held the Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford since 2002. He has degrees in medicine, neuroscience and bioethics. He directs the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics within the Faculty of Philosophy and leads a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator award on Responsibility and Health Care.

Prof Savulescu directs the Oxford Martin Programme for Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease at the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. He co-directs the interdisciplinary Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities in collaboration with Public Health, Psychiatry and History.

In 2017, he joined the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, spending four months per year as Visiting Professorial Fellow in Biomedical Ethics where he is working to establish a programme in biomedical ethics, and Melbourne University as Distinguished International Visiting Professor in Law.

He is a leader in medical and practical ethics, with more than 300 publications, a h-index of 54 and over 10,000 citations in total. He is editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, the highest impact journal in the field, and founding editor of Journal of Practical Ethics, an open access journal in practical ethicsHe received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bucharest in 2014.

Anthony Roseman Memorial – Ethics through the lens of human enhancement

Friday 10 August

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Ground Floor, Plenary Hall 1


This session will explore ways of thinking about ethical problems, using human enhancement as a case study, including for example cosmetic dentistry.
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