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Past Supervised Visiting Students
Our supervised visiting student programmes:
- Oxford-Uehiro-St Cross Visiting Student Scholarship
- Monash University BMedSci Students - Practical Ethics Electives
Chavy Arora, Monash University
Having completed four years of a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at Monash University in Australia, Chavy undertook a Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci) in Bioethics at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics under Professor Julian Savulescu. Her area of research is the ethics of treatment limitations in intensive care from a distributive justice perspective. Other areas of interest include global health (specifically the sociocultural determinants of women’s health), economics, and environmental science.
Chris Chew, Monash University
Chris Chew is a medical student from Monash University. He joined us for around six months to work on a Neuroscience/Neuroethics project under Dr Tom Douglas and Dr Molly Crockett.
Miruto Deguchi is a graduate student in Kyoto university graduate school of letters, department of ethics. His research interests include Concept of Needs (D. Wiggins) / Metaethics (Sensibility theory)/ Political Philosophy. Prior to enrolling in Kyoto University Graduate School of Letters in 2014 he studied at Kyoto University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Sociology (2008-2013) completing a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. In 2014 he participated in "Oxford Exchange Program in Kyoto University" and joined Professor Julian Savulescu’s tutorial, and has been enrolled in "Author meets Critics" with Julian Savulescu. In 2015 he participated in "Oxford Exchange Program in Kyoto University" where he joined Dr Guy Kahane’s tutorial and was enrolled in "Author meets Critics" with Tom Douglas.
Daniel D'Hotman, Monash University
Having completed two years of medicine at Monash University in Australia, Daniel joined the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics for around 6 months to complete his Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc) in Bioethics. He was supervised by Dr Thomas Douglas and Dr Jonathan Pugh. Daniel's area of research is the ethics of coercive treatment in infectious disease control and the prevention of criminal recidivism. His other areas of interests include economics, politics, and ethical issues surrounding addiction and the 'War on Drugs'.
Keyur Doolabh is an undergraduate studying a Bachelor of Medicine and a Diploma of Philosophy at Monash University, Australia. His main interests are animal welfare and social justice with a focus on Effective Altruism, though he also enjoys learning about philosophy, psychology, finance and programming. In 2016 he is doing research in bioethics under Professors Julian Savulescu and Dominic Wilkinson.
Yoshiyuki Hayashi, Oxford-Uehiro-St Cross Visiting Student Scholar
Mr Yoshiyuki Hayashi is a recipient of an Oxford-Uehiro-St Cross Visiting Student Scholarship. This Scholarship scheme is made possible through the generosity of the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education, with a view to providing opportunities for graduate students who are ordinarily resident in Japan to study at Oxford for one year as a visiting student.
Mr Hayashi is a Ph. D student of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in the University of Tokyo, Japan. His current research interests are problems of self, mind and consciousness. During his time at the Uehiro Centre he will focus in particular on the philosophical foundation of mind uploading. His PhD thesis concerns the problem of fission, fusion and duplication of self. He is a member of the Philosophy of Science Society Japan, The Japan Association for Philosophy of Science, and Japan Association for the Contemporary and Applied Philosophy. He is also one of the organizers of a young philosopher’s forum in Japan.
Kosuke Kiyama is a doctoral student at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He has worked and published in the field of global justice, with a special focus on human rights theory and ethics of international development. His recent research focuses on the three topics: the relationship between the circumstances of the current world and the notion of human rights, ethical analyses of influential aid policies, and the analysis of post-MDG goals on reduction of world poverty.
Tara Nair, Monash University
Tara is a medical student from Monash University in Australia who, after her second year, undertook the Honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science in the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics under the supervision of Professor Julian Savulescu, Dr Dominic Wilkinson and Dr Ryan Tonkens (Monash University). Her research concerned Personal Values and Health Care particularly looking at the ethics of patient choice of refusing treatment and requesting more expensive and/or less effective alternatives.
Takuya Okada, Oxford-Uehiro-St Cross Visiting Student Scholar
I am a PhD student in the Graduate School for Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo. I am working on Thomas Hobbes’s view on Christian religion and his use of the Bible in Leviathan in the context of the English Civil War. During my stay at the Oxford Uehiro Centre, I will investigate the possible relationship between Hobbes and radical Puritanism (enthusiasm, antinomianism, mortalism, and so on).
Virimchi Pillutla recently completed his 4th year of Medicine at Monash University and is currently completing his Bachelor of Medical Science in bioethics at the Uehiro Centre. He is also studying a Diploma in Liberal Arts (Majoring in International Studies) and is eager to learn more about the intersection between medicine, ethics, economics and politics. Virimchi’s research interests include resource allocation and efficient health systems as well as doping in sports. He is excited to spend this year at the Uehiro Centre and experience new ways to think about health problems pervasively affecting our society.
Benjamin Pojer, Monash University
Ben joined the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics having completed four years of a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at Monash University in Australia. Ben undertook a Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci) research project in Bioethics under the supervision of Professor Julian Savulescu and Dr Guy Kahane. Ben’s area of research was disability ethics, focusing on the role of reproductive technologies in preventing and causing disability.
Kate Scott, Monash University
Kate Scott is a medical student from Monash University in Australia. After completing her fourth year of medicine and also completing a major in philosophy, with personal interests in meta-ethics and philosophy of mind, she joined us for six months to complete her Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc) in Bioethics, supervised by Prof. Julian Savulescu. Her area of research was the ethics of the use of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) in deciding how scarce medical resources should be distributed, focusing on the potential for systematic discrimination against the disabled. Her primary areas of interest are disability and distributive justice.
Tsutomu Sawai, Oxford-Uehiro-St Cross Visiting Student Scholar
Tsutomu Sawai was the first recipient of the Oxford-Uehiro-St Cross Visiting Student Scholarship. This Scholarship scheme is made possible through the generosity of the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education, with a view to providing opportunities for graduate students who are ordinarily resident in Japan to study at Oxford for one year as a visiting student.
Tsutomu is a Ph. D. student of Department of Human and Environmental Studies in Kyoto University, Japan. His academic fields are the history of religions and the Japanese philosophy of religion. Tsutomu is a member of the Japanese Association for Religious Studies as well as the Association of Japanese Intellectual History. The theme of his B. A. thesis in Tenri University was "Perspectives of Religion in Contemporary American Society: in regard to Robert N. Bellah's sociological theory of religion." The theme of his M. A. thesis in Kyoto University was "'Habits of the Heart' in Sekimon-Shingaku: from the phenomenological perspectives of religion". On the basis of his research of the Japanese religious thought from the historical viewpoint of religions, he made a presentation entitled "Difference of Values and Value of Differences: a reconsideration of Bellah's 'Civil Religion'" at the Uehiro Cross-Currents Philosophy Conference, held at University of Hawai'i, Manoa in 2010. Moreover, in 2011, at the tenth East-West Philosophers’ Conference in University of Hawaii at Manoam, he read his paper of a comparative research on ecological ethics in Japan and the United States. His present research interests are in an exploration of the applicability and implication of traditional Japanese values for bioethical discourses, and also in a comparative study of religious ethics in American and Japanese societies. Tsutomu’s articles include "'Habits of the Heart' in Sekimon-Shingaku: With Special Focus on Ishida Baigan's Experience of 'Self-Awakening' and His Thought".
James Tranter holds a Diploma of Liberal Arts and is currently an undergraduate student of Medicine and Surgery at Monash University in Australia. His primary interests are virtue and moral culpability, and religious ethics. James entertains a wide variety of interests and is always eager to engage other researchers on their work, should they agree to tolerate his incessant questioning. In 2016, James is undertaking an examination of personal and institutional obligations in the prevention and management of Malaria and Pandemic Influenza as part of the ‘Social Responsibility and Infectious Disease’ project.
Katy Maree Wagner, Monash University
Katy Maree Wagner is an undergraduate student completing a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. In 2015 she completed a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) during which she gained some valuable research experience at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. During her time at the centre, she focused on the ethical issues posed by the use of transcranial direct electrical stimulation for enhancement in children.
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