Advisory Board

International Advisory Board

We are grateful for the advice and support of our board of internationally renowned scholars in the field of ethics who lend their expertise and experience to developing the centre.

Board Members

Professor Akira Akabayashi, Professor at the Department of Biomedical Ethics, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo

Professor Robert Audi, Professor of Philosophy and David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics, University of Notre Dame

Professor Daniel Brock, Frances Glessner Lee Professor of medical Ethics in the Department of Social Medicine, Director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the Harvard Medical School and Director of the Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health, Harvard University

Professor Allen Buchanan, James B Duke Professor of Philosophy and James B Duke Professor of Public and Policy Studies, Duke University

Professor Arthur Caplan, Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Ruth Chadwick, Distinguished Research Professor, Director of CESAGen ESRC, University of Cardiff

Mr Robert Champion de Crespigny, Chairman, Mineral Securities Limited

Professor Ruth Faden, Executive Director, The Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Professor Jonathan Glover, Professor of Ethics, Kings College London

Professor Masaki Ichinose, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo

Professor Ryuichi Ida, Chair, UNESCO IBC, Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University

Professor Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, New York University

Professor Frances Kamm, Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Professor Jeff McMahan, Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University

Professor Tom Murray, President of the Hastings Center

Professor Toru Nishigaki, Professor of the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo

Professor Tom Regan, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, North Carolina State University

Professor Peter Sheehan, Director, Center for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University

Professor Susumu Shimazono, Professor in the Department of Religious Studies of the University of Tokyo

Professor Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

Professor Daniel Wikler, Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health

Research Projects


Established in January 2009, The Oxford Centre for Neuroethics (hosted by the Uehiro Centre) aims to address concerns about the effects neuroscience and neurotechnologies will have on various aspects of human life. Its research focuses on five key areas: cognitive enhancement; borderline consciousness and severe neurological impairment; free will, responsibility and addiction; the neuroscience of morality and decision making; applied neuroethics. See project website. ahrc60x60

Science and Religious Conflict: The past decade has seen an explosion in empirical work on moral reasoning. We are coming to understand how people's moral judgments are shaped by interactions with others in their society. There are good reasons for thinking that people's moral judgements are mostly intuitive (recent empirical work by Jonathan Haidt and his collaborators supports this view) and that people's intuitions are powerfully shaped by the institutions around them, including religious institutions. Free resources on project webpages.   

ISEThe Institute for Science and Ethics was established in June 2005 with funding from the Oxford Martin School. It is a research project based within the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Philosophy and is directed by Professor Julian Savulescu. The project has a multidisciplinary team, which includes expertise in medicine, philosophy, practical ethics, sociology and psychology. See project website.

Volkswagen StiftungThe interdisciplinary research project Intuition and Emotion in Moral Decision Making: Empirical Research and Normative Implications is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.  The project aims to elucidate the role of emotion and intuition in moral decision-making from an empirical, historical, and philosophical perspective. See project website.


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