Media Appearances

COVID-19 Media

Members of OUC have submitted evidence to a Parliamentary committee on COVID-19, as follows: 

Written evidence from Dr Jonathan Pugh, Dr Lisa Forsberg, and Dr Thomas Douglas (COV0255)
'Restrictions of Liberty in Public Health, Medical Treatment, and Human Rights in The COVID-19 Pandemic'
https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/9404/pdf

Written evidence from Dr Lisa Forsberg, Dr Isra Black, Dr Thomas Douglas, Dr Jonathan Pugh (COV0220)
'Compulsory vaccination for Covid-19 and human rights law'
https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/9253/pdf/

Written evidence from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities (COV0156)
On maintaining public health whilst upholding human rights 
Contributors from OUC include Dr Jonathan Pugh, Dr Stephen Rainey and Joseph Nguyen
https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/8681/html/

Written evidence from Dr Stephen Rainey (LBC0005)
'Following the Science: to emergency governance, and back again'
https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/8370/pdf/
 

BBC Mundo: Dominic Wilkinson, 6 September 2020
Coronavirus: los dilemas éticos con los que la pandemia de covid-19 nos está enfrentando
Interview [in Spanish] about his Oxford Arts Blog post 'The philosophy of COVID-19: is it even possible to do the ‘right thing’?'

New Statesman: Roger Crisp, 10 August 2020
What the problem of moral luck can teach us about lockdown rule-breakers
Is it ever right to blame people for the unintended consequences of their actions?

Boston Review: Frances Kamm (Advisory Board Member), 6 July 2020
Moral Reasoning in a Pandemic
Three things we need to get right

laRegione: Alberto Giubilini, 23 May 2020
L’equità di un vaccino obbligatorio
Immunity is a public good and as such everyone must contribute.
(Swiss newspaper, interview in Italian)

news.com.au: Alberto Giubilini, 17 May 2020
Coronavirus vaccine: French government demands equal access in COVID-19 vaccine distribution row
Tough decisions will need to be made about who should receive priority access to potential vaccines.

ABC The World: Julian Savulescu, 30 April 2020
TV Discussion of UK Coronavirus policies. 

CNN: Julian Savulescu, updated 24 April 2020
The dangerous morality behind the 'Open it Up' movement
A healthcare worker in green scrubs stands in the middle of an intersection, staring down a traffic jam of screaming protesters demanding a return to their livelihoods and...

The Atlantic: Alberto Giubilini, 16 April 2020
Is It Ethically Okay to Get Food Delivered Right Now?
A guide to this and other pandemic food dilemmas.

The New York Times: Julian Savulescu, 8 April 2020
14 Days With a Quarantine Tracker Wristband: Does It Even Work?
Hong Kong’s bracelets seem to obliterate the temptation to go outside, even if they appear to be just a simple piece of paper.

ABC Radio National Breakfast: Dominic Wilkinson, 7 April 2020
UK and Germany consider issuing immunity passports to ease lockdowns
Expert commentary on immunity passports

Al Jazeera News: Julian Savulescu, 5 April 2020
Can an 'immunity passport' ease coronavirus lockdowns? [2:30 on the clock]
There is one idea out there that is already in the works, with the hope that it may ease worldwide lockdowns.

BBC Radio 4 Sunday: Dominic Wilkinson, 5 April 2020
Covid ethical dilemmas; Plants for Passion; Holy Howlers [approx 34 mins on the clock].
The Covid pandemic has created ‘battlefield’ conditions for UK doctors who may soon have to make very difficult decisions about who to prioritise for life-saving treatment.

Al Jazeera Inside Story: Dominic Wilkinson, 5 April 2020
How long does immunity last?
Some countries are considering issuing 'immunity passports' for those who have recovered from the coronavirus. But would that work?

Der Spiegel: Roger Crisp, 28 March 2020
Die Jüngeren sollten den Vorzug erhalten
The UK Government's strategy on Covid-19 - younger people should be prioritised for life-saving treatment.
Subscription required for online edition or read/download PDF here (in German).

New Scientist: Julian Savulescu, 26 March 2020
Which covid-19 patients will get a ventilator if there's a shortage?
Many countries are prioritising treatment to COVID-19 patients with the best chance of recovery, however we don’t yet fully understand which health conditions affect the chance of survival.

The Guardian: Julian Savulescu, 25 March 2020
Is it right to cut corners in the search for a coronavirus cure?
Vaccine and drug trials are slow, to account for safety. But in a pandemic time isn’t just money – it’s lives.

ABC Radio The Religion and Ethics Report: Xavier Symons, 25 March 2020
Who lives and who dies?
If the Coronavirus overwhelms our health system – which, as we discussed last week, it’s done in Italy – what sort of choices could face Australia’s medical professionals?

The Independent: Dominic Wilkinson, 24 March 2020
Coronavirus: Families should start planning for how virus affects most vulnerable, warns top medic
New research from Oxford University has cautioned that people concerned about becoming seriously ill due to the coronavirus should begin planning for how the disease might affect them.

El Pais: Carissa Véliz, 24 March 2020
La privacidad en tiempos de coronavirus
Privacy in times of coronavirus: The most effective measures against the pandemic do not go through apps that affect our rights.

Wall Street Journal: Article by Denise Roland, quotes Julian Savulescu, 19 March 2020
Wanted: People Willing to Get Sick to Find Coronavirus Vaccine
Thousands of people have volunteered to be infected in the hope of finding a vaccine for the new coronavirus.
"There's a positive ethical rationale for doing challenge study experiments," said Julian Savulescu, who leads research on collective responsibility in infectious disease at the University of Oxford. "This kind of research is one of the arrows in the quiver of tackling this kind of catastrophe."

The Guardian: Carissa Véliz, 18 March
Is it safe – and ethical – to order food online during the coronavirus outbreak?
Online services such are dealing with huge surges in delivery orders. This raises an ethical dilemma: is it morally acceptable to ask others – normally in less secure jobs with worse pay – to take on a risk that you don’t want to?

ABC: Julian Savulescu and Dominic Wilkinson, Updated: 17 March 2020
Who gets the ventilator in the coronavirus pandemic? These are the ethical approaches to allocating medical care
It is undeniable that people should have an equal chance when there are sufficient resources. Someone should not be denied medical treatment that is available because of their sex, race, age, disability or any other factor. That would be unfair discrimination. But when there are limited resources, doctors do take various factors into account.

The Sydney Morning Herald: Xavier Symons, 13 March 2020
Rationing care to cope with COVID-19 should never be based on age alone
As Australia’s coronavirus outbreak worsens, health authorities are bracing for an unprecedented increase in hospital admissions and demand for acute care. Authorities in NSW are anticipating as many as 1.5 million people in the state to be infected with COVID-19. Hospitals are being asked to double their intensive care capacity in anticipation of a surge of patients.

pri.org: Alberto Giubilini, 06 March 2020
As Italy's students rejoice over school closures, families worry about economic toll
“The government is adopting a ‘better safe than sorry’ approach, choosing to impose the most extreme measures. I think it is justified in this case, even though it will be disastrous for many families and for the economy. But the priority right now is public health, so even harsh measures are justified. [...] The government should invest money into compensating the victims of these measures, even if this will worsen the financial crisis already caused by the virus. But if it does not, it is just using people as mere means to an end, which is not ethically acceptable. These people are not necessarily responsible for carrying the disease, but they pay the price.” 

BBC Radio 4 Moral Maze: Dominic Wilkinson, Released: 04 Mar 2020
Should we do everything we can to protect the most vulnerable in our society, even if the knock on effect to the global economy has the potential to cause suffering and death for many more people further down the line? With Dr. Tony Booth, Dr. Norman Lewis, Julian Sheather & Professor Dominic Wilkinson.  Chaired by Michael Buerk.
Available on BBC Sounds for over a year.

Al Jazeera Inside Story: Dominic Wilkinson, 27 February 2020
Is the spread of coronavirus out of control? [5:15 on the clock]

Thinking Out Loud: Corona Edition

In this video, Katrien Devolder announces a new video series with philosophers and other experts discussing ethical issues raised by the corona-crisis.

Interviewees include Professor Peter Singer, Dr Marco Vergano, Dr Ganguli Mitra Professor Udo Schüklenk, Professor Dominic Wilkinson and Dr César Palacios-González . Full playlist here.

 


What are the current UK lockdown measures, and how should we interpret them?

A bird’s eye view on the ethics of exercise during COVID-19 lockdown measures, with Guest Speaker, OUCs Dr Jonathan Pugh (7 May 2020)

THIS Institute Report, expert group including Alberto Giubilini (21 July 2020)
Pandemic Ethics: Testing times: An ethical framework and practical recommendations for COVID-19 testing for NHS workers 
"The report sought to identify and characterise the ethical considerations likely to be important to the testing programme, while recognising the tension between different values and goals. The project was guided by an expert group and by an online consultation exercise held between 27 May and 8 June 2020 to characterise the range and diversity of views on this topic. The 93 participants in the consultation included NHS workers in clinical and non-clinical roles, NHS senior leaders, policy-makers, and relevant experts. The project report emphasises that getting the COVID-19 swab testing programme for NHS workers right is crucial to support staff and patient safety and broader public health. It also recognises that COVID-19 does not affect all population groups equally. People who are socio-economically disadvantaged or members of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups may face distinctive issues in relation to testing."


Julian Savulescu, Ingmar Persson and Dominic Wilkinson: Bioethics (20 May 2020)
Savulescu, J., Persson, I. and Wilkinson, D., (accepted article) 'Utilitarianism and the Pandemic', Bioethics, [open access, freely available]
[...] Our aim is not to argue that utilitarianism is the only relevant ethical theory, or in favour of a purely utilitarian approach. However, clearly considering which options will do the most good overall will help societies identify and consider the necessary cost of other values. Societies may choose either to embrace or not to embrace the utilitarian course, but with a clear understanding of the values involved and the price they are willing to pay.


Marlyse F. Haward, Annie Janvier, Gregory P. Moore, Naomi Laventhal, Jessica T. Fry & John Lantos: AJOB (13 May 2020)
Should Extremely Premature Babies Get Ventilators During the COVID-19 Crisis?
In a crisis, societal needs take precedence over a patient’s best interests. Triage guidelines, however, differ on whether limited resources should focus on maximizing lives or life-years. Choosing between these two approaches has implications for neonatology. Neonatal units have ventilators, some adaptable for adults. This raises the question of whether, in crisis conditions, guidelines for treating extremely premature babies should be altered to free-up ventilators. Some adults who need ventilators will have a survival rate higher than some extremely premature babies. But surviving babies will likely live longer, maximizing life-years. Empiric evidence demonstrates that these babies can derive significant survival benefits from ventilation when compared to adults. When “triaging” or choosing between patients, justice demands fair guidelines. Premature babies do not deserve special consideration; they deserve equal consideration. Solidarity is crucial but must consider needs specific to patient populations and avoid biases against people with disabilities and extremely premature babies.

Julian Savulescu, Marco Vergano, Lucia Craxì, Dominic Wilkinson: BMJ Editorial (1 June 2020)
Editorial: An ethical algorithm for rationing life sustaining treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic
The burning ethical question raised by the COVID-19 pandemic is how to deal fairly and ethically with a large number of patients simultaneously becoming critically unwell. Across the world, in both developed and developing countries, health systems are grappling with the possibility or the reality that the demand for intensive medical care will outstrip availability. There is a need for ethical guidelines on how to allocate treatment, but such guidelines are potentially highly controversial.


Dominic Wilkinson, BMJ, (26 May 2020)   
Dunn, M., Sheehan, M., Horden, J., Turnham, H. and Wilkinson, D., (2020), ''Your country needs you’: The ethics of allocating staff to high-risk clinical roles in the management of patients with COVID-19', BMJ, Vol: Online early 26 May 2020 [open access, freely available]


Zoe Fritz, Richard Huxtable, Jonathan Ives, Alexis Paton, Anne Marie Slowther, Dominic Wilkinson: BMJ Editorial (21 May 2020)
Editorial: Ethical road map through the covid-19 pandemic, BMJ 2020; 369: m2033
We must follow the ethics, not just the scienceThe covid-19 pandemic has created profound ethical challenges in health and social care, not only for current decisions about individuals but also for longer term and population level policy decisions.


World Health Organization Report 'Key criteria for the ethical acceptability of COVID-19 human challenge studies' cites papers by Julian Savulescu, Tom Douglas, Hannah Maslen and Alberto Giubilini, (6 May 2020)

Controlled human challenge studies involves the deliberate infection of healthy volunteers.  They are particularly useful for testing multiple vaccine candidates quickly and efficiently, as well as providing data on the processes of transmission, infection and immunity. Aimed at scientists, policy-makers and regulators, the report outlines the criteria that would need to be met for human challenge studies on COVID-19 to be ethically acceptable.

OUC papers cited


Doug McConnell, Journal of Medical Ethics, (24 April 2020)
McConnell, D., (forthcoming), 'Balancing the duty to treat with the duty to family in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic', Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol: online first
Healthcare systems around the world are struggling to maintain a sufficient workforce to provide adequate care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staffing problems have been exacerbated by healthcare workers (HCWs) refusing to work out of concern for their families. I sketch a deontological framework for assessing when it is morally permissible for HCWs to abstain from work to protect their families from infection and when it is a dereliction of duty to patients.


Jonathan Pugh, Journal of Law and the Biosciences, (29 April 2020)
Pugh, J., (2020 forthcoming) 'The United Kingdom’s Coronavirus Act, Deprivations of Liberty, and The Right to Liberty and Security of the Person', Journal of Law and the Biosciences, Vol: online first [Open access, freely available]
In this paper, I use the Coronavirus Act introduced in the UK as a case study of how emergency legislation enacted in a pandemic may conflict with human rights law enshrined elsewhere in domestic law. Having outlined key features of existing statutory powers in the UK, and how they are extended under the Coronavirus Act, I briefly consider how the European Court of Human Rights has interpreted the public health exception to Article 5 rights.


Julian Savulescu, James Cameron and Dominic Wilkinson, British Journal of Anaesthesia, (20 April 2020)
Savulescu J, Cameron J, Wilkinson D. (in press) Equality or Utility? Ethics and Law of Rationing Ventilators, British Journal of Anaesthesia [subscription required for link, or see preprint PDF]
NICE guidelines allow rationing of ventilators and other limited resources according to the probability of survival. There are two main ethical theories relevant to rationing limited resources and distributive justice in medicine: egalitarianism and utilitarianism. While both equality and utility are important values for distributive justice, current practice represents an unstable and incoherent compromise.


Dominic Wilkinson and Mike Linney, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, (16 April 2020)
Ethics framework for use in acute paediatric settings during COVID-19 pandemic
The focus of the ethical framework provides guidance for a situation where there is extremely high demand and limited critical care capacity. However, it is important to note that at the time of writing (14 April 2020) there is enough paediatric critical care capacity across the UK. 


Dominic Wilkinson, Journal of Medical Ethics (1 April 2020)
ICU triage in an impending crisis: uncertainty, pre-emption and preparation
The unpalatable question facing clinicians as the COVID-19 crisis escalates is which patient to save. How should resources be allocated as demand outstrips supply?

 

Thinking Out Loud: Corona Edition Podcast Series

Thinking Out Loud provides audio-podcasts based on a series of videos produced by OUCs Katrien Devolder in which she talks to leading philosophers from around the world on topics related to practical ethics. The podcast and videos are meant for a non-specialist audience. You can watch the videos on the Practical Ethics Channel or subscribe to the iTunes and/or Oxford Podcasts audio albums here.

Episodes include interviews with Peter Singer, Marco Vergano, Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra, Udo Schüklenk and Dominic Wilkinson.


Practical Ethics in the News Blogs

 

Published July 28, 2020 | By Julian Savulescu
Pandemic Ethics: Good Reasons to Vaccinate: COVID19 Vaccine, Mandatory or Payment Model?

Published July 23, 2020 | By Farbod Akhlaghi
Guest Post- Pandemic Ethics: Your Freedom Really Matters. So What?

Published July 23, 2020 | Alberto Giubilini
Pandemic Ethics: Testing times: An ethical framework and practical recommendations for COVID-19 testing for NHS workers

Published July 13, 2020 | By Professor Frances Kamm, Harvard University
Pandemic Ethics: Moral Reasoning in a Pandemic [Cross-Posted with The Boston Review]

Published May 21, 2020 | By Roger Crisp
Pandemic Ethics: Utilitarianism and the Lockdown

Published May 19, 2020 | By Charles Foster
We’re All Vitalists Now

Published May 13, 2020 | By Thomas Douglas, Jonathan Pugh and Lisa Forsberg
Pandemic Ethics: Compulsory treatment or vaccination versus quarantine
Cross posted with the Journal of Medical Ethics Blog

Published 6 May , 2020 | By Alberto Giubilini
Contact-tracing apps and the future COVID-19 vaccination should be compulsory. Social, technological, and pharmacological immunisation

Published 5 May, 2020 | By Stephen Rainey
Following the Science Without Forgetting Values

Published 24 April, 2020 | By Julian Savulescu and Dominic Wilkinson
Pandemic Ethics: Extreme Altruism in a Pandemic
Cross-posted with the Journal of Medical Ethics Blog

Published 22 April, 2020 | By Doug McConnell and Dominic Wilkinson
Pandemic Ethics: Key Workers Have a Stronger Claim to Compensation and Hazard Pay for Working During The COVID-19 Pandemic Than The Armed Forces Do When on Deployment
Post originally appeared on the Journal of Medical Ethics Blog

Published 22 April, 2020 | By Julian Savulescu and James Cameron
Pandemic Ethics: Why Lock Down of the Elderly is Not Ageist and Why Levelling Down Equality is Wrong
Cross-posted with the Journal of Medical Ethics Blog

Published 21 April, 2020 | By Bryce Goodman
Pandemic Ethics. Social Justice Demands Mass Surveillance: Social Distancing, Contact Tracing and COVID-19

Published 14 April, 2020 | By Ben Davies and Joshua Parker
Maximising Ventilators: Some Ethical Complications

Published 13 April, 2020 | By David Killoren
Guest post: Pandemic Ethics-Earthquakes, Infections, and Consent

Published 8 April, 2020 | By Ben Davies
The Perfect Protocol? Ethics Guidelines in a Pandemic

Published 8 April, 2020 | By Dominic Wilkinson
Cross Post: Boris Johnson Will Be Receiving The Same Special Treatment Other Patients Do In NHS Intensive Care
Cross posted in The Conversation

Published 4 April, 2020 | By Alberto Giubilini
Why You Should Not (Be Allowed To) Have That Picnic in the Park, Even if it Does Not Make a Difference
An expanded version of this blogpost is to be published in journal Think (link to article to follow)

Published 30 March, 2020 | By Neil Levy
The Coronavirus: Signs of Hope?

Published 25 March, 2020 | By Julian Savulescu
Pandemic Ethics: Is it right to cut corners in the search for a coronavirus cure?
Cross-posted from The Guardian

Published 24 March, 2020 | By Julian Savulescu and Dominic Wilkinson
Pandemic Ethics: Who gets the ventilator in the coronavirus pandemic? These are the ethical approaches to allocating medical care
Cross-posted from ABC Online

Published 24 March, 2020 | By Stephen Rainey
Politics, Ethics, and Shutting Down in the Face of Covid-19

Published 24 March, 2020 | By Hazem Zohny
Pandemic Ethics: Covid-19 Shows Just How Much of Ethics Depends on (Good) Data

Published 24 March, 2020 | By Stephen Rainey
Politics, Ethics, and Shutting Down in the Face of Covid-19

Published 23 March, 2020 | By Dominic Wilkinson
Coronavirus: The Conversation We Should Have With Our Loved Ones Now – Leading Medic

Published 21 March, 2020 | By Anders Sandberg
Pandemic ethics: Never again – will we make Covid-19 a warning shot or a dud?

Published 18 March, 2020 | By Charles Foster
Coronavirus: Dark Clouds, But Some Silver Linings?

Published 16 March, 2020 | By Jonathan Pugh and Tom Douglas
Pandemic Ethics: Infectious Pathogen Control Measures and Moral Philosophy

Published 13 March, 2020 | By Doug McConnell
Pandemic Ethics: How Much Risk Should Social Care Workers and Their Families Be Expected to Take?

Published 4 March, 2020 | By Anders Sandberg
Pandemic Ethics: the Unilateralist Curse and Covid-19, or Why You Should Stay Home

Published 26 February, 2020 | By Dominic Wilkinson
Pandemic Ethics: Should Frontline Doctors and Nurses Get Preferential Treatment?


External blogs and podcasts

Oxford Arts Blog: Dominic Wilkinson, 25 August 2020
The philosophy of COVID-19: is it even possible to do the ‘right thing’?
For the first time, in a very long time, philosophical considerations have become the stuff of political debate and everyday conversation. Is it right to deprive people of their liberty or not; to dictate personal behaviour or not; to close borders or not; to protect life or the health service or the economy, or not?

OUP blog: Guest post by Alberto Giubilini and Julian Savulescu, 4 April 2020
Why vaccines should be compulsory
Vaccines are like a seat belt against infectious diseases, and that vaccination mandates are justified for the same reasons seat belt mandates are [...] if you fail to vaccinate yourself or your children there is a much larger risk of harming other people who are not vaccinated (for example those who are immunosuppressed, young children or those whose immunity has waned over time), besides imposing an easily preventable risk on you and your children.

Animal Politico: Guest blog by César Palacios González, April 1, 2020
El gobierno se equivoca al no hablar sobre las muertes que vienen por COVID-19
The government is wrong not to talk about the deaths that come from COVID-19
There are three reasons that show us that the Mexican government's strategy of not talking about possible deaths from COVID-19 is wrong.

Philosophical Disquisitions: Tom Douglas and Jonathan Pugh, 25 March 2020
Podcast:  COVID 19 and the Ethics of Infectious Disease Control
Tom and Jonathan discuss the ethics of pandemic control measures with John Dahaher, based on their recent blog post. 

Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace: Tom Douglas, 24 March 2020
Flouting Quarantine
The outbreak has brought the ethics of quarantine, isolation and enforced social distancing to public attention.

animalpolitico.com: César Palacios González, 21 March 2020
Coronavirus: los escenarios para México
The [Mexican] government has not been clear about the number of deaths it expects or the effects its public health policies will have on the death rate.

Leiter Reports
Brian Leiter: News and views about philosophy, the academic profession, academic freedom, intellectual culture, and other topics.
A useful source of posts and links on the COVID-19 pandemic and global response.

World Health Organization
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/global-research-on-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
WHO global research and publications on COVID-19

World Health Organization Report 'Key criteria for the ethical acceptability of COVID-19 human challenge studies' cites papers by Julian Savulescu, Tom Douglas, Hannah Maslen and Alberto Giubilini, (6 May 2020)

Controlled human challenge studies involves the deliberate infection of healthy volunteers.  They are particularly useful for testing multiple vaccine candidates quickly and efficiently, as well as providing data on the processes of transmission, infection and immunity. Aimed at scientists, policy-makers and regulators, the report outlines the criteria that would need to be met for human challenge studies on COVID-19 to be ethically acceptable.


Frontiers
Coronavirus Knowledge Hub
The Frontiers Coronavirus Knowledge Hub provides an up-to-date source of trusted information and analysis on COVID-19 and coronaviruses, including the latest research articles, information, and commentary from our world-class scientific community.


World Economic Forum
COVID Action Platform
The spread of COVID-19 demands global cooperation among governments, international organizations and the business community. This multistakeholder cooperation is at the centre of the World Economic Forum’s mission as the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. 

(1) The ethical Exit Strategy: the path from relaxing measures to vaccination

UKRI funded project

  • Investigator: Alberto Giubilini
  • Duration: 10 months
  • Starting date: 1 June 2020
Overview

The current lockdown to contain the COVID-19 emergency, even as it is eased, implies a societal, economic, and psychological cost that is not sustainable for too long. The ‘exit strategy’ is and will be for quite a while the main focus of the public health and political debate, also in consideration of the not too remote possibility of a second wave of the virus in the coming months. But the exit strategy cannot be designed and implemented unless certain ethical decisions about trade-offs between values are made.

Although they might seem just technical decisions about epidemiology, economics, or psychology, many of the decisions in the exit strategy will actually be ethical decisions about how to weigh these different aspects against each other. This project addresses, in chronological order, three core steps of the exit strategies that require close ethical scrutiny:

  1. At what point, and through which steps, will it be acceptable to start the path back to some form of normality, and how should this path be affected in case of a second wave?
  2. What kind of contact-tracing technologies and procedures (e.g mobile app and human contact tracing) can be used during the transition, and how?
  3. When we have a vaccine, which vaccination policy should be adopted?
Relevance

From the way talk about exit strategy is currently framed, it might appear that it will be a matter of technical decisions or, as the Government put it, a matter ‘of taking the right steps at the right time, informed by the best science’. But this is only partly true. Policy makers will need to show commitment to ethical principles and be able to justify decisions to sacrifice certain values and principles for the sake of others, which will be unavoidable

For example, they might have to increase risk of illness or even death for certain individuals for the sake the psychological or financial interest of those who are being most heavily affected by the lockdown; to sacrifice to a certain degree privacy for the sake of public health in the use of contact-tracing technologies. This is not merely about “the best science”. These are ethical decisions.

It will not be possible to make these decisions without having a plausible story about which values will at some point have to be prioritized, and why.  This is not only because policy decisions need to be ethically acceptable (which is always a requirement), but also because without appealing to certain ethical values, that go beyond merely technical considerations, it will be difficult to gain people’s trust.

This research will result in a set of recommendations, in the form of policy papers addressed to the relevant Government departments as well as academic papers, about how to make these necessary trade-offs between values in a way that can inform both public health policy and public health communication strategy.

Investigator

Alberto Giubilini is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and the Humanities, University of Oxford. He has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Milan, and prior to joining the Uehiro Centre he worked in Australia at Monash University, University of Melbourne and Charles Sturt University. He has published on different topics in bioethics and philosophy, with a particular focus in recent years on public health ethics (including the ethics of vaccination, of antibiotic resistance, of challenge studies, and of coerciveness of public health measures more generally). He recently published the book The Ethics of Vaccination (Palgrave MacMillan 2019)

Other areas of expertise

We are able to provide expert advice and commentary on a range of public ethics issues for media and public debate, including:

  • Cloning
  • Stem cell research
  • Genetics and genetic modification
  • Abortion
  • Controversial medical procedures
  • Synthetic biology
  • Ethics of human modification and enhancement technologies
  • Nanotechnology policy
  • Human dignity
  • Global risks
  • Moral enhancement
  • Neuroenhancement and pharmacological interventions
  • The neuroscience of ethics and moral decision-making
  • The vegetative state and disorders of consciousness
  • Addiction, free will and self-control
  • Brain-machine interfaces

Selected Media Appearances

Levy, N., (2020), How can we cope with climate change anxiety? The Independent [this article originally appeared in The Conversation] (5 March 2020)

Pugh, J., (2020), OxPlore: What makes us who we are? OxPlore (31 March 2020)

 

 

Graham, M., (2019), 'Human-animal hybrids: Can we justify the experiments?', Contributed to an online article in BBC Science Focus (23 September).

Devolder, K., (2019), 'Mee met het idee. Kinderen met de beste kans op het beste leven', De Maakbare Mens (12 September).

Véliz, C., (2019), 'Privacy is power', Aeon  (2 September). Reprinted in El País.

Crisp, R., (2019), 'The Philosopher’s Zone', ABC. Interviewed about the Weil Lecture, presented in Melbourne and Brisbane (text of lecture here) (September).

Crisp, R., (2019), 'The Minefield', ABC. Discussion on free-riding with Waleed Aly and Scott Stephens (September).

Graham, M., (2019), Radio interview on on organ transplants, talkRADIO (29 August).

Graham, M., (2019), 'The ethics of creating human-animal hybrids for organ donation', The Independent (originally published in The Conversation) (19 August).

Pugh, J., (2019), 'Deep Brain Stimulation', Aeon (14 August).

Levy, N., (2019), 'AI is coming, whether Australia has the policies to deal with it or not, report warns', ABC.net (29 July).

Levy, N., (2019), 'Will Australia miss the opportunity to cash in on the AI revolution?', ABC Radio (30 July).

Edmonds, D., (2019), 'Can computer profiles cut crime?', BBC Radio 4 Analysis. (30 June).

Giubilini, A., (2019), 'The World Vaccination Report: The Evidence', BBC World Service (22 June).

Véliz, C., (2019), 'Inteligencia artificial: ¿progreso o retroceso? (Artificial intelligence: progress or setback?)', El País (14 June).

Palacios-González, C., (2019), '¿Cuáles son los resguardos antes de tomar fotografías de los pacientes? (What are the safeguards before taking pictures of the patients?)', Medscape (7 June).

Véliz, C., (2019), 'How to Improve Online Speech with Pseudonymity' (podcast), Philosophical Disquisitions (20 May).

Brown, R., (2019), 'Obese people unfairly denied IVF by cost-cutting NHS, says Oxford academic', The Independent (14 April 2019).

Giubilini, A., (2019), 'Italy's attitude towards vaccine is a 'cultural and social problem'', Sputnik Radio (13 March).

Giubilini, A., (2019), 'The Ethics of Vaccination', Book launch, Oxford Martin School (5 March).

Palacios-González, C., (2019), Dr Palacios-González's blog post 'A third MRT-baby is on its way' was picked up and cited in MIT Technology Review online article 'Another use of an egg-swapping IVF technique has just been reported in Europe', MIT Technology Review (22 January 2019).

Pugh, J., (2019), 'BBC The Big Questions: 'Is it right to design babies?'', OUC Research Fellow, DrJonathan Pugh, recently participated in a debate 'Is it right to design babies?' for BBC1's The Big Questions, which ranged from ethical considerations of gene-editing technologies to NIPT (non-invasive prenatal testing).  Dr Pugh referenced the Nuffield Council on Bioethics report and discussed the need to balance the expected future well-being of children against the reproductive autonomy of parents.  Series 12 Episode 2 aired on 13 January 2019 and is available on iPlayer until 10 February 2019 (Dr Pugh's contribution appears at approx 18:40 on the clock).  Hosted by Nicky Campbell, 'The Big Questions' is a series of moral, ethical and religious debates. (13 January 2019).

Savulescu, J., (2019), Press Statement: He Jiankui, (22 January 2019).

Wilkinson, D., (2019), 'Is it right to use Nazi research if it can save lives?', Written by Frank Swain for BBC Future, this article extensively quotes Dominic Wilkinson (24 July 2019).

  • Earp, B., (2013). "Profile piece: Catching In The Wind SPOTLIGHT ON BRIAN EARP" Academia.edu Blog, written by Courtney Quinn.
  • Earp, B., (2013). Interview for "Q, with Jian Ghomeshi" on love drugs.  Aired on CBC Radio One in Canada and National Public Radio in the US.
  • Earp, B., Sandberg, A. and Savulescu, J., (2013). "Chemical seduction: How 'love drugs' may one day help couples save failing relationships" Cited in article on 'love drugs', in The National Post (Canada)(30 March).
  • Earp, B., (2013), 'Islamophobia or fair critique?', The Philosophers' Magazine,  [freely available], Vol: 63(1).
  • Earp, B., Sandberg, A. and Savulescu, J. (2013). 'The Case for Using Drugs to Enhance Our Relationships (and Our Break-Ups)', The Atlantic,111
  • Edmonds, D., (2013), 'What can a brain scan tell us about free will?' BBC News Magazine (13 August)  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23666726
  • Edmonds, D., (2013). Should we judge people of past eras for moral failings?, BBC News Magazine (20 August)  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23772194
  • Edmonds, D., (2013), 'A Truth Should Suffice'. Times Higher Education (24 January)  http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/a-truth-should-suffice/2001095.art
  • Levy, N., (2013). Life Matters, Radio National: Discussion of luck (5 July). 
  • Levy, N., (2013). 4BC (Brisbane): Discussion of memory (23 August).
  • Ord, T., (2013). "Analysis (BBC Radio 4)" Interviewed for a philosophical perspective on the role of government in the charity sector. (20 Oct). 
  • Ord, T., (2013). "Philosophy Now (UK magazine)" Interviewed for an article on the philosophy behind Effective Altruism. (5 Jul). 
  • Ord, T., (2013). "The Guardian (UK newspaper)" Featured in an article about the rise of charity evaluators. (11 Jun). http://www.guardian.co.uk/voluntary-sector-network/2013/jun/11/charity-evaluators-assess-charities/print
  • Ord, T., (2013). "Washington Post (US newspaper)" Featured in an article about effective altruism and earning to give. (31 May). http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/31/join-wall-street-save-the-world/
  • Ord, T., (2013). "Aeon Magazine (online magazine)" 8,000 word article about our work at the Future of Humanity Institute with several paragraphs about my work in particular (25 Feb). http://www.aeonmagazine.com/world-views/ross-andersen-human-extinction/
  • Ord, T., (2013). "New Statesman (UK magazine)" Column about evidence based effective donation and Giving What We Can (print edition only, p. 17). (11 Jan). 
  • Ord, T., (2013). "New Statesman (UK magazine)" Article about effective donation and Giving What We Can. (8 Jan 2013. Article about effective donation and Giving What We Can. http://www.newstatesman.com/business/2013/01/man-who-gives-away-third-his-income
  • Ord, T., (2013). "Analysis (BBC Radio 4)" Interviewed for a philosophical perspective on the role of government in the charity sector (20 Oct). 
  • Ord, T., (2013). "Philosophy Now" Interviewed for an article on the philosophy behind Effective Altruism (5 Jul ). 
  • Ord, T., (2013). "The Guardian" Featured in an article about the rise of charity evaluators. http://www.guardian.co.uk/voluntary-sector-network/2013/jun/11/charity-evaluators-assess-charities/print
  • Ord, T., (2013). "Washington Post" Featured in an article about effective altruism and earning to give (31 May ). http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/31/join-wall-street-save-the-world/ 
  • Ord, T., (2013). "Aeon Magazine" 8,000 word article about our work at the Future of Humanity Institute with several paragraphs about my work in particular (25 Feb ). http://www.aeonmagazine.com/world-views/ross-andersen-human-extinction/
  • Radcliffe Richards, J., (2013), 'Organ Donation',  BBC Radio 4:  Beyond Belief.  Three people die every day in need of an organ transplant while only 31% of people in the UK have joined the Organ Donor Register. Technological advancements mean there are ever more advanced ways of successfully transplanting organs but society remains divided over solutions along ethical and religious lines. Last month the Welsh Assembly became the first UK country to introduce a system where individuals will be presumed to have consented for their organs to be donated unless they opt out. Should the state take our organs or should it be the ultimate altruistic gift? (12 August) 
  • Roache, R., (2013). "How technology could make "life in prison" a much longer, tougher sentence" Slate (12 August). 
  • Roache, R., (2013). "'Little green men' (excerpt from 'Human Engineering and Climate Change' paper)" Harper's Magazine (August).
  • Savulescu, J., (2013). Al- Jazeera interview on drugs in sport (18 December)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013). 'A Failing Regime?' The Mark News. (5 December)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013). In depth interview with Julian Savulescu for HardTalk, BBC World News (25 and 26 November)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Sports Medicine Experts Debate: Should Doping Be Allowed?', Runners World (25 October). 
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Debate on PEDs', The Cork News (25 October)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Comment on electroceuticals', Inside Science, BBC Radio 4 (17 October).
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Interview on moral enhancement and drugs in sport', Radiowaves RRR Melbourne Radio (6 October).
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), "Making nice: Julian Savulescu and the case for moral bioenhancement" Philosopher and bioethicist Julian Savulescu joins host Peter Mares for a conversation on the potential for moral bioenhancement through direct brain stimulation, pharmacology or genetics, and the ethical implications of such interventions. Up Close is an online, audio talk show of research, opinion and analysis, presented in English, from the University of Melbourne, Australia (3 October). Audio (MP3) | Transcript
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'General interview on work including enhancement', 774ABCMelbourne Radio (1 October).
  • Savulescu, J., (2013). Time for Sports Doping Rethink: Prof. Otago Daily times (Report of Lecture) (27 September)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013). 'Ethical Minefield of Parents in Control'. Interview with Neil McMahon, The Age (14 September)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013). Drugs in Sport interview on "Kulturzeit". 3sat.  German, Austrian, Swiss Public Channel (23 August)
  • Savulescu, J. and Maslen, H., (2013). 'Intervening in the brain: with what benefit?'. AJOB Neuroscience Blog. With Hannah Maslen (6 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013). 'Ein Nasenspray  Kan Die  Beziehung Festigen.  Zeit Wissen' Interview on drugs in sport (August)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Many performance enhancing drugs are legal. Interviewed by Stephen Sackur for BBCs HARDtalk (25 November )
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Savulescu Proposes Alternative to Euthanasia', Bioedge (27 July).
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Interview on doping in sport', New Zealand National Radio (26 July).
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Anti-doping puritanism is killing sport'. Spiked online magazine (22 July)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Interview on doping in sport', Radio 3AW Australia (17 July).
  • Savulescu, J., (2013). 'Time to legalise doping or lose the spectacle of sport' The Conversation.  (Reprinted in HealthCanal.com, the North West Evening News in Cumbria and the New Zealand Herald) (16 July)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Interview on doping in sport, by John Beatty', BBC Radio Scotland (15 July).
  • Savulescu, J. and Isdale, W., (2013). 'Opt-in organ donation for Wales: a model for Australia' The Conversation (14 July) 
  • Savulescu, J., (2013). Drugs in Sport Debate (IQ2). ABC News 24, Australia (9 June)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013). Drugs in Sport Debate (IQ2). ABC 1, Australia (5 June)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013). Drugs in Sport Debate (IQ2). BBC World. 4 Screenings over weekend. (25 – 26 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Radio Debate on drugs in sport with head of ASADA. Triple J Radio, Australia (8 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Radio Interview on Advance Care Planning, the Law Report with Damien Carrick, ABC Radio National (8 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), TV Interview on Moral Enhancement. The Feed, SBS Two (7 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Debate Piece on Drugs in Sport. Australian Womens Health Magazine (April)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Discussion on designer babies. Al Jazeera English - The Stream (streamed online) (23 April)
  • Savulescu, J. and Isdale, W. (2013), An Ethical Education. Why Gonski is a Moral Issue. The Conversation (11 April)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013). Improving People. Panel Interview with Peter Singer and Vojin Rakic. RTS TV(17 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Radio interview on drugs in sport, Radio Five Live, UK (21 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Radio Interview on drugs in sport, ABC Radio National Breakfast, Australia (20 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Radio interview on drugs in sport. The Morning Glory, Breakfast Show, 1116 SEN, Australia (19 February)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Legalise PEDs and we'll prosper, says ethicist'. (17 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Radio Interview on love drugs. The Current, Canadian Broadcast Corporation (14 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Radio Interview on drugs in sport. Drive with Rafael Epstein, 774 ABC Melbourne (14 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Radio interview on doping in sport. ABC Radio with Waleed Aly (13 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Radio Interview on doping in sport. Radio Australia Break (12 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), My Chemical Romance. Can Love Drugs Cure Divorce? The Guardian. Feature and Interview. (9 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Interview on drugs in sport in light of Australia Crime Commission Report. BBC World News TV (8 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), My Chemical Romance. Can Love Drugs Cure Divorce? The Guardian. Feature and Interview. (9 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Love Drugs Around the Corner. SvD Kultur (Sweden) (6 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Could Love Drugs Save Your Relationship? New Zealand Herald (6 February)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Naked Neuroscience podcast "Addicted to Love?"'. (February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), 1 February 2013. Save Your Marriage with Drugs. nymag.com (New York online news magazine) (1 February)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Interview on Lance Armstrong'. The Project, Channel 10 (Australia) (28 January)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Radio Phone in Panellist (drugs in sport). BBC Radio Scotland (21 January)
  • Savulescu, J. (2013), Sports Doping is Legal and Should be Controlled. Sydney Morning Herald (19 January)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Killing king of doping won't destroy kingdom'. The Age and reprinted in Camden Advertiser (19 January 2013)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Julian Savulescu discusses 'Drugs in Sport''. 2GB, The Alan Jones Breakfast Show (Australian Radio)
  • Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Reine Moral - Mitgefühl aus dem Labor (pure moral - compassion from the lab)'. Deutschlandfunk (German Public Radio) (1 January) 
  • Schaefer, G.O., (2013), 'BBC Radio Oxford, with Phil Gayle'. Discussing blog post on chemical warfare (30 August) 
  • Clarke, S., (2011), 'The Philosophers Arms'. BBC Radio 4. Panelist. Topic: ‘Moral Disgust’ (27 September)
  • Clarke, S. (2011), 'Conspiracy theories still surround Kelly death', cited in Oxford Mail article (30 May)  
  • Douglas, T. (2011), '‘De onde vem o mal?’ [Where does evil come from?’]'. Galileu (Brazilian science and technology magazine) (July)
  • Douglas, T. (2011), 'Could We Use Drugs to Become More Moral? Should We?' The Wellcome Trust Blog. (11 May)    http://wellcometrust.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/could-we-use-drugs-to-become-more-moral-should-we/
  • Douglas, T., (2011), 'The Ethics of Morality Altering Drugs'. Radio Interview, CBC Radio (Canada) (21 April)
  • Douglas, T. (2011), 'Racist? Angry? The answer may be in a pill',Sydney Morning Herald (7 April )    http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/racist-angry-the-answer-may-be-in-a-pill-20110407-1d5c9.html
  • Douglas, T. (2011), 'Manipulating Morals: Scientists Target Drugs That Improve Behaviour',The Guardian (UK Newspaper) (4 April)    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/apr/04/morality-drugs-improve-ethical-behaviour
  • Foddy, B. (2011), 'Placebos can be used without violating ethical principles', The Medical Post, Toronto 
  • Foddy, B. (2011), 'Engineering your next addiction', Wired UK  (September)
  • Foddy, B. (2011), Interview on BBC World News ‘GMT with George Alagiah’ programme (26 January)   
  • Foddy, B. (2011), 'BBC Newsnight',Subject:  elective amputations for people with paralyzed hands (18 May)
  • Levy, N., (2011). "How pokies commitment puts you back in charge" The Conversation (28 October ). http://theconversation.com/how-pokies-pre-commitment-puts-you-back-in-charge-3690
  • Levy, N., (2011). "Brain’s addiction: is shooting up a disease or a choice?" The Conversation (7 October). http://theconversation.com/brains-addiction-is-shooting-up-a-disease-or-a-choice-3560
  • Levy, N., (2011). "Brain Cell" Catalyst, ABC TV (30 June).
  • Ord, T. (2011). Interviewed for an article about Giving What We Can, Wall St Journal (US newspaper). (28 Nov) http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204528204577010061347756838.html
  • Ord, T. (2011). Full page feature article about my involvement with Giving What We Can on the cover of the Saturday section. Interviewed by The Guardian (UK newspaper) (24 Nov) www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2011/dec/24/toby-ord-bernadette-young-joy-of-giving/print
  • Ord, T. (2011). Quoted in article ‘What do 7 billion people mean for our global future?’ Huffington Post (online newspaper) (28 Oct)
  • Ord, T. (2011), Interviewed for a book about ‘people who try to live very ethical lives’ by Larissa MacFarquhar  (31 May )
  • Ord, T. (2011), 'Happy List: 100 people who make Britain a better and a happier place to live',The Independent on Sunday (UK newspaper) ( 8 May )   
  • Ord, T. (2011), 'Interviewed for an article about Giving What We Can ',The Chronicle of Higher Education (US academic newspaper) (14 February )   
  • Ord, T. (2011), 'Interviewed for a story about Giving What We Can',The Financial Times (UK newspaper) ( 28 January)   
  • Ord, T. (2011), Interviewed for a story about Giving What We Can. The Oxford Student (student newspaper) (13 January)
  • Ord, T. (2011), Interviewed for a story about Giving What We Can. The Financial Times (UK newspaper) (11 January)
  • Ord, T. (2011), Cover-story about Giving What We Can. The Tablet (UK catholic newspaper) (11 January)
  • Ord, T. (2011), Interviewed for a segment about Giving What We Can on evening radio. BBC Oxford (UK regional radio) (7 January)
  • Ord, T. (2011), Interviewed for a segment about Giving What We Can on morning radio. BBC Oxford (UK regional radio) (7 January)
  • Ord, T. (2011), Studio interview about Giving What We Can. BBC Oxford News (UK regional TV) (7 January)
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Interviewed by BBC News website on the meaning of zombies and the fears of technology  (20 October)
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), BBC5 radio interview on cognitive enhancement  (9 November)
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), TV interview in BBC Newsnight on cognitive enhancement  (9 November)
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), 'The dope on mental enhancement', Interviewed by Susan Watts for New Scientist (11 November)   
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Interview with John Nyzell (University of Lund) on liberal eugenics and human enhancement (19 October )
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Email interview for Science & Vie (French magazine) on non-invasive brain stimulation (23 September )   
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Interviewed for Cosmos magazine on life extension and cyborgisation (28 September )  
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Phone interview with Andrew Rebera on biometrics for the EU project "Tabula Rasa" (13 September)   
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), BBC5 radio interview (1 September) 
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Radio interview with Philippe van der Nedervelde and Ray Kurzweil on technological progress on  FastForward Radio (18 August )
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Regular participant in ‘The Philosopher’s Arms’, BBC4 program on philosophy. (14 and 16 August, 5 and 19 September)
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Interview with David Olsson (Lerums Gymnasium) for project on whole brain emulation (9 August)   
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Post on KurzweilAI.net, “Thinking quantitatively about technological progress” (11 July)   
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Preliminary documentary filming Cosmo Feilding Mellen (Sam Branson's film team) (1 July)
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Participated in online chat about the 'Transhuman' documentary (30 June)   
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), BBC documentary on memory editing aired (29 June)
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Premiere of Dutch documentary 'Transhuman', Nieuwe DeLaMar Theatre Amsterdam (26 June)   
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Panel discussion on Ray Kurzweil's documentary "Transcendent Man" at Extrobritannia, (London)
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Radio interview for CBC, Canada on brain emulation (24 March). Listen to the podcast.  
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Radio interview for Radio Cambridgshire on cognitive enhancement (20 March )
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Email interview with Lotten Wiklund for Dagens Psykologi, on deep brain stimulation and mind control (13 March)
  • Sandberg, A. (2011), Recording of documentary/portrait film 'Transhuman' by Dutch Film & Television Academy (22 January-11 February)
  • Savulescu, J., (2011). NewsHour, BBC World Service, discussion on Conjoined twins. (23 December)
  • Savulescu, J., (2011). Start the Week panel member on Ethics and Sport, BBC Radio 4 (12 December)
  • Savulescu, J., (2011), 'The Moral Obligation to Improve’'. Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival. Broadcast on Radio 3 . The Sage, Gateshead. (15 November)
  • Savulescu, J., (2011). Interviewed on BBC Radio Foyle re. European Ban on Embryonic Stem Cell Technologies (23 October)
  • Savulescu, J., (2011). Medicine, Genetic Technology and Immortality, Panel Session organised by RiAus. Chaired by Paul Willis, RiAus Director, with panellists Fiona Wood and Brad Partridge., Adelaide Festival of Ideas, Adelaide (8 October) 
  • Savulescu, J., (2011), 'The Case for Perfection'. Adelaide Festival of Ideas, Adelaide (8 October)
  • Savulescu, J., (2011), 'We moeten een betere mens maken'. De Standaard (Belgium- main Flemish newspaper)  Interview on Drugs in Sport (28 July)
  • Savulescu, J., (2011). Podcast interview discussing ‘designer babies’ to launch Bio-Ethics Bites, a new series of 10 interviews with leading influential figures tackling controversial subjects arising out of recent scientific advances. (1 June)
  • Savulescu, J., (2011), 'Moral Enhancement'. Audio interview by Nigel Warburton (18 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2011), 'The Moral Maze',BBC Radio 4 (31 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2011), Interviewed on ‘The Current’, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) current affairs programme, discussing the ethics of plastic surgery for teens and children.  (18 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2011), Interviewed on 2UE News Talk morning programme, on the widely-followed Sydney Talk Radio in response to Sunday Herald Sun article below.  (14 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2011), Interviewed on ‘The Steve Price Breakfast Program’, on the popular Melbourne Talk Radio network, in response to Sunday Herald Sun article. (14 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2011), A leading Australian ethicist has advocated genetically screening embryos to create a smarter society of superior "designer babies" with higher IQs. Sunday Herald Sun (13 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2011), Invited article in the Guardian in response to ‘How should the state regulate reproductive technologies?’.  Part of the Guardian’s ‘The Question’ series. (7 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2011), Interviewed by Nigel Warburton for upcoming ‘Bio-Bites’ series of  10 interviews in which leading thinkers on bioethics tackle controversial subjects arising out of recent scientific advances.  To be broadcast via several internet websites. (18 January)
  • Clarke, S. (2010), Should the NHS Fund Homeopathy? Sunday Sequence, BBC Radio Ulster (29 August)
  • Douglas, T. (2010), 'The Creation of Artificial Life',ABC Unleashed (21 May)
  • Douglas, T. (2010), 'Television Segment on the creation of bacteria with a synthetic genome',Sky News (20 & 21 May )   
  • Douglas, T. (2010), 'Lunchtime on Four’, 4fm (Ireland)',Live radio interview on the creation of bacteria with a synthetic genome (21 May)   
  • Douglas, T. (2010), 'Headlines Today India',Live radio interview on the creation of bacteria with a synthetic genome (21 May)
  • Douglas, T., (2010), 'Promise and Pitfalls of a Superhuman Future'. The Australian (8 January)
  • Foddy, B. (2010), Interview on BBC Radio 4 ‘The Moral Maze’ programme (1 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Interviewed for a segment about Giving What We Can. BBC Tees (UK regional radio) (29 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Interviewed for an article about Giving What We Can. The Australian (Australian newspaper) (24 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Interviewed for a segment on Giving What We Can. Marketplace (American Public Media: US radio) (23 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Interviewed for an article about Giving What We Can. The Chronicle of Higher Education (US academic newspaper) (22 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Featured in an article on giving. NBC (US news network) (21 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Interviewed for a segment about Giving What We Can. George Galloway (TalkSPORT: UK radio) (17 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Interviewed for a segment about Giving What We Can. The World (Public Radio International: international radio) (17 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Article about Giving What We Can. Psychologies (UK Magazine) (14 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Interviewed for a story about Giving What We Can. The Guardian (UK newspaper) (9 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Filmed a short interview about what one could achieve by donating a million dollars. Matt Penfold (documentary film project) (9 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Filmed a short piece and did a studio interview for a five minute story on my approach to giving. Daily Politics (BBC 2 television). 7–8 Dec 2010 (7-8 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Interviewed for a story about Giving What We Can. [Was the most popular story for the day on the BBC website]. BBC News (BBC website) (7 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Interviewed about possibilities for a documentary on Giving What We Can. Inside Out (UK television) (6 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Interviewed for a story about Giving What We Can. Fox News (US television) (3 December)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Kristeligt Dagblad (Danish newspaper). Interviewed for an article about Giving What We Can. (1 Dec)
  • Ord, T. (2010), The Daily Mail (UK newspaper). Interviewed for an article about Giving What We Can. (30 Nov)
  • Ord, T. (2010), The Times (UK newspaper). Interviewed for an article about Giving What We Can. (30 Nov)
  • Ord, T. (2010), BBC Newcastle. Interviewed about donating in the financial downturn (29 Nov)
  • Ord, T. (2010), The World Today (BBC World Service: international radio). Interviewed for a segment on Giving What We Can (28 Nov)
  • Ord, T. (2010), The Sunday Times (UK newspaper). Interviewed for an article on Giving What We Can (28 Nov )
  • Ord, T. (2010), BBC Radio Wales. Interviewed about prioritization in charitable giving (30 September)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Interviewed by Dr Stephen Barber about the future of development aid (for book project) (August)
  • Ord, T. (2010), 9 o’clock Show (BBC Three Counties Radio). Interviewed about the ethics of cheap clothing and sweat shops. (14 June)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Analysis (BBC Radio 4) Interviewed for a special episode on promising and pledging (6 May)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Publik Forum (German magazine). Interviewed for an article about Giving What We Can. (7 April)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Sideways News (online newspaper). Interviewed for an article about Giving What We Can. (16 Feb)
  • Ord, T. (2010), IL SOLE 24 ORE (Italian newspaper). Interviewed for an article about Giving What We Can. (10 Feb)
  • Ord, T. (2010), Floreat Domus (Balliol college newsletter). Interviewed for an article about Giving What We Can, and my research on moral uncertainty. (18 Jan )
  • Ord, T. (2010), Oxford University Video profile for the university website. (14 Jan)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Apropos the Danish girl. Interview with Morten Grønborg for Scenario, magazine published by Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, about the fluidity of the body in the future (30 Sept)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Phone interview with Nick Hagan, Adfero, about augmented cognition. (5 October)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Email interview on enhancement with Maria Norrman for possible TV program on smart pills. (4 November)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Interviewed on TV program BBC Newsnight about "the right to be forgotten". (4 November)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Radio interview BBC Oxford (8 December)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Radio interview by Gemma Newby for R4 on memory editing. (9 December)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Filming by Andea Giulivi for art project (13 December )
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Radio interview for Johanna Koljonen on P3 Kultur on the future of cities (17 December)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Radio interview for P4 Västmanland on the future of cities and robotics (28 December)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Interviewed for Radio Bar-Kulan, Kenya, on collective intelligence (7 July) 
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Interviewed for Euronews on transhumanism and collective intelligence (7 July) 
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Interviewed for Radio Grenouille on social media and collective intelligence (7 July) 
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Phone interview with BBC about brain emulation. (2 July) 
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Interview with Dominique Lestel on posthumanity and postanimality. (23 June) 
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Interviewed by Remi Sussan for internetactu (30 May) 
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Interview with Francis Fukuyama for Aarhus University TV. (7 May) 
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Interviewed by Sarah Broadbin (BBC) about cognition enhancement. (22 April)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Phone interview for Miriam Rayman, Wired Magazine US on the future of food, drink, and community. (7 April)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Forum - BBC World. Radio discussion with Irina Nakhova and John Kay (March)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), BBC Radio 4. Radio interview on memory editing (March)
  • Sandberg, A. (2020), BBC World Newshour. Radio interview on memory editing (March)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), BBC Oxford. Radio interview on memory editing (March)
  • Sandberg, A., Burgess, N. and Holmes, E. (2010), Rewiring the Mind. Debate on memory editing, Wellcome Collection, London (25 March)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Contributed graphics to cover of Journal of Physiology Paris (vol 104, issue 1-2, Jan/March 2010), composed by Thierry Bal. (March)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Interviewed by Steve Boggan for the Daily Mail on cognition enhancement drugs (“Illegal 'smart drugs' bought online by teenagers before exams could have catastrophic effect on their health”). (March)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Interviewed in Oxford Student.com by Tendai Musakawa on cognition enhancement (“Uni scientist advocates ‘smart drugs’ for students”). (March)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Radio interview BBC Oxford on cognition enhancement. (March)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), To survive one’s profession. Debate article in Kvällsposten, ”Att överleva sitt yrke” (”To survive one's profession”) on how demographics and life extension affects employment. (March)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Online interview on memory editing by Katrina Megget for ChemistryWorld Magazine. (March)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Talked with Edward Chipperfield, journalist for Focus (BBC’s science and technology magazine) on human enhancement, in particular advanced prosthetics (February)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Interviewed by Maria Petterson for City Helsinki on cognition enhancement, printed in the 19.2-4.3 issue as Aivo-Doping (February)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Participated as a source for the Science [So what? So everything] campaign (funded by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills) about the “chemicals of love”, the science of smell and emotion. (February)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), “The future and you”. Radio interview by Stephen Euin Cobb on transhumanism, robot ethics and enhancement. (February)
  • Sandberg, A. (2010), Bring 'smart drugs' out of the closet, experts urge Government.TimesOnline (February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Feature article interview on human enhancement in ‘Sekret Firmy’ , high-profile Russian business magazine (November)      
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Ethical Aspects of Enhancement. Interview broadcast live on ‘The Naked Scientists: Science Radio’, an award winning BBC weekly radio programme run by physicians and researchers from Cambridge University (21 November)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Filmed promotional material for a proposed documentary on current work and research (Director, Margie Bryant), Melbourne, Australia (14 September )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed on ‘One Plus One’, highly-respected national ABC television news show, by programme host Jane Hutcheon (16 September)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Enhancing the Lives of children: How far should we go? Abortion Review, quoted in article on Royal Society of Medicine Conference (August )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Broadcast of interview by Richard Dawkins for BBC Radio 4 ‘The Age of the Genome’, very high-profile three part series presented by Dawkins about the science of genomes and resulting ethical issues  (14 July)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Guest on Talk Radio Europe ‘Maurice Boland: The Mid Morning Show’ discussing a new genetic test which can give individuals their odds of reaching the age of 100 (8 July)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed on ‘Newshour’, high-profile BBC World Service radio programme, concerning drugs in sport, with a focus on cycling (7 July)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Abortion Review report on ‘Australian Attitudes to early and late abortion’ study of public opinion co-authored by Savulescu, J. (7 July)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Appeared on ‘Forum’, renowned BBC World Service radio programme.  Special recording at the Science Museum, London as part of its ‘Late’ series, discussing how our identity is shaped by genetics and moral imperatives to enhance. (4 July)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), ‘Welcome to the New Ice Age’. Weekend Australian, interviewed for the article and extensively quoted (3-4 July)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Will you live to 100?  Scientists pinpoint 19 markers that tell you if you will have a long life. Daily Mail, interviewed for the article and extensively quoted. (2 July)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Debate: Performance enhancing drugs should be allowed in sport: raise the bar or draw the line? Led the University of Oxford Online Debate proposing the motion: Performance enhancing drugs should be allowed in sport: raise the bar or draw the line?’  Published Opening Statement (14 June), Update 1 (17 June), Update 2 (24 June) and Closing Statement (1 July).  The debate proved very popular and the public posted comments throughout the debate which closed with a public vote (5-9 July).  (14 June-1 July)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), 'Bioethics and Human Enhancement: an Interview with Julian Savulescu',Feature article in Dilemata No. 3 (June) 
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Academic focus: Professor Julian Savulescu. Feature article in ‘Oxford in Westminster’ (June )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed on ‘Radio Planet – The World We Will Live In’, Radio Romania, about artificial life and other research interests. (1 June)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Guest on ‘To The Point’, popular U.S. syndicated current affairs radio programme, discussing with a panel of experts recent developments in synthetic biology ( 25 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed on ‘The Rutherford Show’, Canadian CNN affiliate live news and talk radio programme, discussing the ethical ramifications of the development of the first synthetic cell (24 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), ‘A matter of synthetic life and death: Venter's artificial organism invention is fraught with peril’ invited special opinion piece for New York Daily News (26 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), ‘Scientists create a living organism’ Financial Times (21 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Article ‘Should we call a moratorium on the development of artificial life?’  published in BBC Knowledge (BBC U.S. magazine) (June )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Article ‘synthetic Life: our final chapter?’, for Oxford Mail (27 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed & extensively quoted in article ‘Making life is easy: now for debate on whether it is right’  The Sydney Morning Herald (22 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed about Venter development,  BBC World Service Newshour (live global discussion programme which included Craig Venter) (20 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed by Nigel Warburton regarding Venter development, podcast on several online websites, including Philosophy Bites (May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), ‘A matter of synthetic life and death: Venter's artificial organism invention is fraught with peril’ invited special opinion piece for New York Daily News (26 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), ‘Scientists create a living organism’ Financial Times (21 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), ‘Should we call a moratorium on the development of artificial life?’  published in BBC Knowledge (BBC U.S. magazine) (June )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), ‘Synthetic Life: our final chapter?’, for Oxford Mail (27 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed & extensively quoted in article ‘Making life is easy: now for debate on whether it is right’  The Sydney Morning Herald (22 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed about Venter development,  BBC World Service Newshour (live global discussion programme which included Craig Venter) (20 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed by Nigel Warburton regarding Venter development, podcast on several online websites, including Philosophy Bites (May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Quoted in article ‘'Artificial life' breakthrough announced by scientists’   BBC News online (21 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Wrote article ‘Should we call a moratorium on the development of artificial life?’ for ‘Burning Question’ section of BBC Focus Magazine (May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Wrote article ‘synthetic biology: our final chapter’  for BBC Focus Magazine (June)
  • Savulescu, J. and Douglas, T. (2010), Co-authored article ‘Artificial life means man can truly play God’  for ABC Unleashed (online) (21 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Quoted in article ‘'Artificial life' breakthrough announced by scientists’   BBC News online (21 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Wrote article ‘Should we call a moratorium on the development of artificial life?’ for ‘Burning Question’ section of BBC Focus Magazine (May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Wrote article ‘synthetic biology: our final chapter’  for BBC Focus Magazine (June)
  • Savulescu, J. and Douglas, T. (2010), Co-authored article ‘Artificial life means man can truly play God’  for ABC Unleashed (online) (21 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Live video interview for CNN International news channel discussing the synthetic biology development. (21 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed on Radio 4 ‘PM with Eddie Maher’ show, commenting on synthetic biology development (21 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed on BBC World TV discussing the new synthetic biology development. (21 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed on BBC Oxford radio news show about synthetic biology development. (21 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed by Radio Romania for news programme featuring synthetic biology development. (21 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed on Radio FM Dublin, discussing synthetic biology development (21 May)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Interviewed on BBC Radio Wales News, early morning news programme, commenting on the announcement of the development by Craig Venter of the first cell to be controlled by a synthetic genome. (21 May )
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Appeared on ‘Analysis’, highly-respected BBC Radio 4 programme which examines ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and features distinguished academics.  Specifically discussed the ethical issues arising from technological developments in neuroscience, particularly brain-scanning and issues of brain privacy. (15 March)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Banning Performance-Enhancing Drugs Neither Ensures Fair Play Nor Protects Athletes’ Health. The Vancouver Sun.  Reports on J. Savulescu’s research on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport.   (16 February)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Cover feature article in Summer 2009/10 issue of Praxis (2009/2010 issue), Monash University alumni magazine, celebrating J. Savulescu as an international leader in the field of bioethics.
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Business Voice.   Interviewed about social and business impacts of biomedical enhancements. 
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), 'Minds of our own?' BBC Radio 4 edition of 'Analysis' presented by Kenan Malik, on neuroscience - what are we learning about the way the brain works, and what might be the consequences, and uses, for such developments? Privacy implications of brain-scanning (15 March)
  • Savulescu, J. (2010), Cover feature article in Summer 2009/2010 issue of Praxis, Monash University alumni magazine, celebrating Savulescu as an international leader in the field of bioethics
  • Sheehan, M. (2010), 'Why GPs should not be commissioners', Contribution to Practical Ethics Blog (12 November)
  • Clarke, S., (2009), 'Governance and the Yuck Factor', The Philosopher's Zone, ABC Radio National, Radio programme, presented by Alan Saunders (25 July)
  • Douglas, T. (2009), 'The Flip Side of  Scientific Freedom'. UK Parliamentary podcast (August ) http://www.parliament.uk/about/podcasts/FlipsideofScientificFreedom.cfm 
  • Kahane, G., (2009), 'Interviewed for David Edmonds' 'Philosophy's Great Experiment'', Prospect Magazine, 156, (March)
  • Levy, N., (2009). "Enhanced Brains Say Know to Drugs" The Australian (19 August).http://www.theaustralian.com.au/archive/news/enhanced-brains-say-know-to-drugs/story-e6frgck6-1225763498765
  • Radcliffe Richards, J., (2009), Analysis: Thought Experiments, BBC Radio , 29 June
  • Sandberg, A., (2009), 'Interviewed by Heart FM Radio Oxford About the Future of Oxford.'  (9 December) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   interviewed by Jon Ronson about life extension. (will feature in the programme 'Jon Ronson on...Fear of Flying' on January 5th at 11pm 2010). (3 December) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Interviewed by Lucas Amin for Goldsmiths College Magazine on the philosophy of transhumanism (27 November)
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Audio interview with Marjan Grilj (Slovenian transhumanist association) on brain emulation. (21 November) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Telephone discussion for BBC (Georgina Leslie) about how the internet is changing us. (18 November)
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Interview about memory modification for documentary made by Kayleigh Taylor from Royal Holloway University of London. (6 November)
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Interview with David Edmonds on brain emulation. (20 October) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Interview with Abouali Farmanfarmaian from Maisonneuve magazine (Canada) about transhumanism. (2 October) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Email interview on life extension and neural implants with Joao Vito Cinquepalmi for Brazilian popular science magazine. (30 September) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Video interview with David Orban on the ethics of brain emulation (September 28) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Interviewed by The Future Laboratory for a report to Oracle corporation about the future of computing, “Capitalizing on the digital age” (3 September) alternative link 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Television interview in Nyhetsmorgon TV4 about life extension. (10 July) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Radio interview for Bayerische Rundfunk about internet censorship. (4 September) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Phone interview with Monitor 360 on modeling of complex systems. (6 August)
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Interview by  Joao Cinquepalmi for Superinteressante on the neuropsychology of life extension. (6 July)
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Interview by Emma Young for Cosmos on memory editing   (May)
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Interviewed by Mathilde Weirsøe for "Mere end godt", article in Asterisk (1 May) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Interviewed by Lynda Geddes about military enhancement for New Scientist (20 May) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009), 'Before Memory Science, There Was Science Fiction',  Interview by Brandon Keim for Wired on science fiction about memory editing (10 April ) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009), 'Människan År 2009',  Video interview by Project Cyborg  (27 April)
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Video interview by Waldemar Ingdahl for “99 was our 68” (27 April) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Interview about the future of health, in Hälsa 3.0, IF  (April) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Interview for Wired Italy (23 April) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Interview by Johanna Koljonen for DN about the neuroscience and ethics of Dollhouse. (19 April ) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009), 'The Messy Future of Memory-Editing Drugs',  Interview by Brandon Keim for Wired on memory editing (10 April) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009),   Interviewed by Catherine Mayer for Time Magazine article on Amortality (25 February) 
  • Sandberg, A., (2009), PS! Magazine, Interview with Åsa Bolmstedt on life extension. (16 February)
  • Sandberg, A., (2009), Interview with Annabel Slater (Imperial College) for student radio (15 February)
  • Sandberg, A., (2009), Fredrik Skavlan's show (SVT1), Television interview on life extension on  together with former Swedish Prime Minister, Göran Persson (16 January)
  • Sandberg, A., (2009), South China Morning Post, Interviewed by Yojana Sharma on cognition enhancing drugs (13 January)
  • Savulescu, J. (2009), The Forum. BBC World Service radio programme featuring leading thinkers from disparate fields (29 November)
    Savulescu, J., (2009), Participation in live-radio broadcast discussing ethical issues of vaccination (Swine Flu specifically), Australian Broadcasting Corporation (15 October) 
  • Savulescu, J., (2009), 'Unfit for Life:Genetically Enhance Humanity or Face Extinction',  SlowTV online broadcast of Sydney Festival of Dangerous Ideas presentation (October) 
  • Savulescu, J., (2009), 'In Your Genes',  Insight TV programme, discussing genetic testing
  • Savulescu, J., (2009), 'Gallery:  Weekend Australian Magazine's Next 10',  The Australian  
  • Savulescu, J., (2009), 'Julian Savulescu on 'Fitter, Faster, Future'',  True Tube (educational videos online) videocast on drugs in sport (26 June) 
  • Savulescu, J., (2009), 'Julian Savulescu on 'I want to be a superhero', True Tube (educational videos online) videocast on drugs in sport (26 June)
  • Savulescu, J., (2009), 'Morality in Politics',  Michael Sandel, Reith Lecture BBC Radio 4 Invited Question (16/20 June)
  • Savulescu, J., (2009), 'Where Next for Human Evolution?' MSN News Online (Environment section)
  • Savulescu, J., Bostrom, N. and de Grey, A., (2009), 'The War on Ageing', ABC Unleashed, (17 February)
  • Savulescu, J., (2009), 'Emerging Leaders-Thinking', The Australian, (TBC)
  • Sheehan, M. (2009), 'The Abuse of 'Ethical'', Contribution to Practical Ethics Blog (23 March)   
  • Sheehan, M. (2009), 'Eight Fourteen is enough', Contribution to Practical Ethics Blog (2 February)   
  • Sheehan, M. (2009), 'Why pander to the pandas?', Contribution to Practical Ethics Blog (24 September)   
  • Wilkinson, D., (2009), Caution Urged over fMRI for Life or Death Decisions, The Wellcome Trust. Reports on paper  by Wilkinson D J, Kahane, G., Horne, M. and Savulescu, J.. Functional neuroimaging and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from vegetative patients. J Med Ethics 2009;35:508-11) and quotes Dominic Wilkinson (12 August)
  • Wilkinson, D., (2009), Britain to Clarify its Assisted-Suicide Laws. Quoted in article in Time Magazine. (3 August)
  • Kahane, G., (2007), 'Meditations on the Flourishing and the Fallen', Times Higher Education Supplement, (11 May)
  • Sandberg, A. (2007), Interviewed by Linus Brohult on cognition enhancement, privacy and human-machine sympbiosis for report on "The Mobile Human 2.0" (23 February)   
  • Sandberg, A. (2007), 'Converging Cognitive Enhancement',Virtual lecture on Uvvy Island, Second Life (virtual reality world) (23 May)   
  • Savulescu, J., (2007 ), 'Interview', ABC Radio, Australia (6 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Doping in Sport', PM Magazine, Interviewed by Cornelia Stolze (July)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007),  BBC, Interview on cloning for 'The Future' programme (June)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007),  Washington Post, Interview on religion, conscience and controversial clinical practices (8 February)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'The Drugs Do Work', The Observer Sport Monthly, Interviewed by Robin McKie to contribute to McKie's article (4 Feb 2007, No. 84, pp 42-49)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007),  BBC News, Interview with Rebecca Morelle on stem cell research and the fall from grace of Hwang Woo-suk (17 January)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007),  Capitol Radio FM, Interviewed on the letter signed by 45 leading scientists, published in The Times calling for the HFEA to back the creation of "human-animal" embryos (10 January)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007),  The Times, signatory to letter calling for the HFEP to back the creation of "human-animal" embryos (10 January)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007),  The Sunday Express, interviewed about "the uproar over the girl who had surgery to stop growing up" (7 January)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007),  The Guardian Podcast, Interviewed by Jon Dennis "on the girl frozen in time" by the so-called Ashley Treatment (4 January)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Catholics Divided over Stem Cells', CathNews, (14 July)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Tour De France - Drugs in Sport', BBC Radio 4, (26 July)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Tour De France - Drugs in Sport', BBC Radio 5 Live, (26 July)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Tour De France - Drugs in Sport', BBC Radio Ulster, Sunday Sequence (29 July)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'It Is Time to Allow Doping at Tour De France', Daily Telegraph, (30 July, page S16)
    Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Honestly! Why Do So Many of Us Cheat at Sport?' Scotland on Sunday, (5 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Babies Should Be Custom-Made', news.com.au, Interview with Mark Schliebs (6 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Drugs in Sport - Cheating or Not?' Radio National, Life Matters, Live 15 minute phone interview with Richard Aedy (6 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Legalise Drugs in Sport', The World Today, Interview with Eleanor Hall (6 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Designer Babies', The Today Show, (7 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Doping True to the Spirit of Sport', The Sydney Morning Herald, (8 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'In Brief:  Creating Sperm; Vatican Comment', Australian Bioethics Newsletter, (8 July)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Vatican 'Is Going Back to the Days of the Inquisition'', The Telegraph, Interview with Roger Highfield (8 July)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Medical Research:  Stem Cell Researchers Risk Excommunication', Injury Watch, (8 July)
    Savulescu, J., (2007),  Education Guardian Unlimited, Interviewed by Donald McLeoad on the Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into human enhancement technologies in sport (25 May)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007),  OM Productions, Radio interview for a documentary 'Mechanical Minds' (5 June)
    Savulescu, J., (2007),  Kiwi FM Breakfast Radio, Live phone interview with Glenn Williams (8 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007),  Radio - Sydney's ABC 702, Live phone interview with James O'Loghlin (9 August)
    Savulescu, J., (2007), 'We Need to Make Better Humans', University of Sydney, Podcast of Sydney Ideas Lecture (August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Brighter, Happier, Stronger - It's within Our Reach', The Sydney Morning Herald, (8 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Doctors Must Go Beyond Treating the Sick, Ethicist Says ', EarthTimes.Org, USA (27 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Stronger, Smarter, Nicer Humans', ABC Radio National, (August 19)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Life Matters', Radio National (ABC), (6 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'The World Today', ABC Radio, (6 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Interview with the Today Show', Today TV Show, (August 7)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Face to Face Interview on Triple J Hack Programme', ABC Radio, Australia (August 7)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'US Set to Ban Genetic Discrimination ', Bioedge, 247 (May 2)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Objection Law Is Taken Too Far by Some', St Cloud Times, St Cloud, Minnesota (April 1)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Study: Some Doctors Baulk at Controversial Options', Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, USA (February 8)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Uproar over Girl Who Had Surgery to Stop Growing Up', UK Express, (January 6)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Savulescu Proposes a Change of Focus for Medicine', BioEdge, (29 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'For the Last Goddam Time the Answer Is No', Boulder report, Bicycling.com, (28 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007),'Aussie Ethicist: Babies Should Be Custom-Made',  (06 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Doping in Sport Debate', CBC News on Sunday (TV, Canada), Canada (23 September 2007)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Visions of the Future – the Biotech Revolution ', TV- BBC 4, London (12 November 2007)
  • Savulescu, J., (2007), 'Stronger, Smarter Nicer Humans, Sydney Ideas Lecture', ABC Background Briefing, Australia, Kirsten Garrett, Repeated from broadcast (06 Jan)
  • Sheehan, M. (2007), 'Fat Taxes and the Nanny State', Contribution to Practical Ethics Blog (13 November)
  • Sheehan, M. (2007), 'Our Obligations to the Poor', Contribution to Practical Ethics Blog (27 November)
  • Sheehan, M. (2007),  U105 Radio Station, Belfast, Interview on the ethical issues associated with designer children (June)
  • Sheehan, M. (2007), 'An Incomplete Argument for Denying Treatment', BMJ Rapid Response, (January 2007)
  • Sandberg, A. (2006), A film crew from 3sat filmed Anders Sandberg for the science programme's series on visionaries.  The program aired in November 2006. (8-9 September)   
  • Sandberg, A. (2006), Anders and Nick Bostrom were interviewed by Belgian filmmaker, Frank Theys, for an upcoming documentary   
  • Sandberg, A. (2006), 'Artificial intelligence and AI ethics',Swedish radio interview (10 October)    http://www.sr.se/cgi-bin/p2/program/index.asp?programID=2098
  • Sandberg, A. (2006), 'The Future of Thinking',Interviewed for Leading Edge (10 October)    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/leadingedge.shtml
  • Sandberg, A. (2006), 'The honorable tag',Interviewed on RFID tag policy and identity technology (23 May)   
  • Sandberg, A. (2006), 'Life extension, cryonics and identity',Swedish youth radio interview (October)   
  • Sandberg, A. (2006), 'Neuroethics and enhancement',Swedish radio interview (31 August)   
  • Sandberg, A. (2006), 'The Philosophical Room',Participated in the debate programme, "The Philosophical Room", discussing human enhancement with Professor Lars Bergström , Professor Maria Strömme and Bishop Antje Jackelén (31 December)   
  • Sandberg, A. (2006), 'Science has designs on your brain', (11 October)    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5410092.stm
  • Sandberg, A. (2006), 'A un paso de conseguir superhumanos',Article by Martin de Ambrosio on the ENHANCE project (4 October)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006), 'Stem Cell Scientists and the Law', BioEdge, (22 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006), 'Australia Human Cloning Vote Saw  "Con Science" Crush Conscience', lifenews.com, Dr David Van Gend (11 December)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006),  Guardian Unlimited, (3 January)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006), 'Only Drugs Can Stop the Drugs Cheats', New Scientist, (19 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006),  BBC Radio 4, Westminster Hour Discussion (13 August)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006), 'Prominent Cardinal Attacks Science Behind Stem Cells', New Scientist, (11 July)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006), 'Religous Row over Stem Cell Work', BBC, (8 July)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006),  Medical News Today, Interviewed by Christian Nordqvist on the excommunication of embryonic stem cell researchers (7 July)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006),  Life News, Interviewed by Steven Ertelt on excommunication of stem cell researchers (7 July)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006),  RSC Chemistry World, Interviewed by Katharine Sanderson on performance enhancing drugs (22 June)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006),  BBC News 24, Interview - new IVF screening techniques (21 June)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006),  Channel 4, Interviewed on performance enhancing drugs (21 June)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006), 'Oxford Don Attacks Bush', Oxford Student, (8 June)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006),  BBC Radio Five Live, Interview - new IVF screening techniques (19 June)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006),  BBC World Service, Interview - new IVF screening techniques (19 June)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006),  Nature, Article on the Hinxton Group and new stem-cell recommendations (2 March)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006),  The Scientist, Article on the Hinxton Group and new stem-cell recommendations (2 March)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006),  Press conference (various), Discuss the outcomes of the transnational cooperation in stem cell research conference (22 February)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006), 'We Zullen Beter En Gelukkiger Worden:  Interview Met Moralfilosoof Julian Savulescu', Knack, (1-7 February, 36 (5) pp 96-102)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006), 'Stem Cell Scientists Draw up Ethical Charter', Financial Times, Article on Hinxton Group (25 February)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006),  The Times, Article on Hinxton Group; junk medicine; stem cell research (24 February)
  • Savulescu, J., (2006),  Press release, Press release from Transnational Stem Cell Research Conference (24 February)
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