Norbert is a lecturer in practical philosophy at the University of Salzburg. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Hamburg University, where he studied both philosophy and law. In his forthcoming book ‘The Confluence of Philosophy and Law in Applied Ethics’ he employs legal methods to inform the debates on methodology in applied ethics. His research interests include applied ethics, ethical theory, empirical ethics, and legal philosophy.
Pedro J. Perez (January 2016)
Pedro J. Perez is a lecturer in Moral Philosophy at the University of Valencia, Spain. His major research interests are contemporary political philosophy, theory of democracy, deliberative democracy, moral pluralism, moral disagreement, grounds of moral judgement, moral psychology and neuropolitics. Currently, Pedro is working on the conception of morality in evolutionary psychology. While visiting the Uehiro Centre, he will deep on the distinction between Haidt’s concept of groupishness and morality.
Aurora Plomer, University of Sheffield
Aurora Plomer is Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Sheffield and Director of the Sheffield Institute of Biotechnology, Law and Ethics. She has published widely on the intersection between human rights, bioethics and intellectual property rights, particularly in connection with stem cells and emerging technologies in the life-sciences. She is writing a book on the right to access the benefits of science in Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: ‘Human Rights, Property Rights and Emerging Biotechnologies for which she has a contract with Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. She is a member of the American Society for the Advancement of Science and Human Rights Coalition, a member of the ESRC Impact Committee on the Stem Cell Initiative, an advisor to the Stem Cell and Society Programme at the University of Stanford and a contributor to the Matrix Chambers EU law blog EUTOPIA law. Her visit to the Uehiro Centre is funded by the Wellcome Trust.
David Rodríguez-Arias (September 2016 - March 2017)
David Rodríguez-Arias, PhD is a Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the University of Granada, Spain. His research is mainly devoted to clinical ethics, organ transplantation ethics, death determination, and global bioethics. He is PI of the project: Research on Ethical Strategies to Increase Organ Donation Rates in Europe (RESPONDE), and is member of the Group “Causal responsibility by omission: An ethical and legal elucidation of the problems of undue inaction” ( http://kontuz.weebly.com/ ) and “Bioethics and citizenship”, funded by the Spanish Ministery of Economy and Competitiveness.
Johann Roduit, University of Zurich (2013/14 academic year)
Johann Roduit is a founding member of NeoHumanitas, a think thank fostering discussions about future and emerging technologies, he is currently finishing a doctoral dissertation in “Biomedical Ethics and Law” at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics in the University of Zurich (Switzerland). Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Johann’s current research aims to look at what role, if any, the notion of perfection should play in the debate about the ethics of human enhancement. As part of the SNFS project Human enhancement and perfection, he has been awarded a Mobility grant to take part in the “Academic Visitor Programme” of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics from October 2013 to April 2014. Johann’s other research interests include bioethics, transhumanism, virtue ethics, the ethics of human cloning, human dignity and philosophical anthropology. He is also the cofounder and curator of TEDxMartigny.
Kira Vrist Rønn (Hilary 2017)
Kira Vrist Rønn, PhD in Philosophy, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science at University of Copenhagen and a lecturer at the Metropolitan University College in Copenhagen. Her primary research interests concern ethics of policing and security ethics. Her current research project deals with the ethics of intelligence. In general, it addresses the overall question: How should intelligence services conduct their activities in order for these activities to be morally justified? The project emphasizes one particular dimension of this question: the proportionality principle. Hence, most often morally justified intelligence activities are articulated as being dependent on a proportionate relationship between the expected relevant harms, intrusions or wrongdoings caused, i.e., in the process of gathering intelligence on one side, and the seriousness of the threat averted (the relevant good effects), on the other side. Thus her project attempts to specify how the proportionality principle of intelligence activities (and the elements hereof) could be specified.
Sergi Rosell, University of Sheffield (Hilary 2012)
Sergi Rosell is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Philosophy Department, University of Sheffield. He completed his PhD at the University of Valencia, Spain, with a Dissertation on moral luck and its repercussion for moral responsibility and agency. His current research interests are the free will and moral responsibility debate, the role played by the reactive attitudes in blame and punishment, the relation between beliefs and the will, rational control and some experimental challenges upon philosophical questions. Sergi participates in the research projects “Belief, Responsibility, and Action” (U. Valencia) and “PERSP: Applied Philosophy” (U. Barcelona), funded by the Spanish Government, and he is member of Phrónesis Group and Nomos Network.
Sebastian Sattler (March 2016)
Sebastian Sattler (Dr) became a researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Social Psychology (University of Cologne, Germany) in 2015 following his post-doc fellowship funded by the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation (2013-15). He is interested in the assessment and explanation of behavior that is often perceived as or actually is a violation of social and/or legal norms such as human/cognitive enhancement (CE), academic dishonesty, and stigmatization. He recently conducted the longitudinal study “FAIRUSE”, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education, in which he investigated the prevalence and predictors of plagiarism, cheating, and CE among university students and teachers. Data obtained from this project were used in his dissertation on approaches to explaining morally questionable behavior (supported by a Bielefeld University Rectorate Fellowship). He currently has an early Career Scholarship of the Enhancing Life Project funded by the Templeton Foundation to investigate pediatric CE. During his one-month research visit (funded by the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation), he wants to work on several aspects of CE together with researchers at the Centre.
Andrea Sauchelli (September - October 2015)
Andrea Sauchelli is an Assistant Professor at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. Andrea studied philosophy at the University of Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore, the University of Sheffield, and the University of Leeds. Before moving to Hong Kong (2009-2011, 2012-present), he also worked in South Korea (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 2011-12). His areas of current interest include: Personal Identity & Applied Ethics and Aesthetics & Philosophy of Art (in particular, art and ethics).
Richard Schoonhoven (October 2015 - June 2016)
Richard Schoonhoven is an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of English and Philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has been teaching in the Department since receiving his PhD from the University of Michigan in 2000, where he trained as a philosopher of science. At the time of accepting the job at West Point, he knew nothing about military ethics; he knows only slightly more now, although he has served as the Program Chair for the International Society for Military Ethics for the past five years.
Michael Selgelid, University of Melbourne (November 2014)
Professor Michael Selgelid is Director of the Centre for Human Bioethics, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics therein, at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He has held previous appointments at The Australian National University (Canberra), University of Sydney, and University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Bioethics, and serves on the Ethics Review Board of Médecins Sans Frontières. His main research focus is public health ethics—with emphasis on ethical issues associated with biotechnology and infectious disease. He co-authored Ethical and Philosophical Consideration of the Dual-Use Dilemma in the Biological Sciences (Springer 2008) and co-edited On The Dual Uses of Science and Ethics: Principles, Practices, and Prospects (ANU E Press 2013); Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Ashgate 2012); Emergency Ethics (Ashgate 2012); Infectious Disease Ethics (Springer 2011); Health Rights (Ashgate 2010); and Ethics and Infectious Disease (Blackwell, 2006). He edits a book series in Public Health Ethics Analysis for Springer and a book series in Practical Ethics and Public Policy for ANU E Press. He is Co-Editor of Monash Bioethics Review and an Associate Editor of Journal of Medical Ethics. Michael earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University; and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego, under the supervision of Philip Kitcher.
Peter Shiu-Hwa Tsu (June - September 2015)
Peter Shiu-Hwa Tsu got his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Australian National University. He is currently an assistant professor (full-time) in the Philosophy Department of Chung Cheng University in Taiwan. He works mainly in ethics, currently focusing on issues related to reason, virtue, agency, and principle. In his recent paper in Philosophical Studies, he defended what he calls ‘shapeless moral particularism’, the view that the moral is shapeless with respect to the natural. His research interests recently expanded into the realm of metaphysics, gravitating towards issues concerning free will.
David Simon (Trinity 2015)
David Simon is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist working in rural Australia and the Pacific and is a lecturer in the Monash University School of Rural Health. He graduated from Monash University in 1983 and originally worked as a remote area GP in the Australian Top End and South Africa. He is a fellow of the RANZCOG and RACGP and has a DTM&H from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and a Master of Public Health from Monash University.
Professor Anthony Skelton, University of Western Ontario (November 2012 - June 2013)
Anthony Skelton is associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. He specializes in the history of ethics, normative ethics and practical ethics. Anthony is currently working on a series of papers on the nature of welfare. His main ambition is to work out a theory of welfare for children and the implications such a view might have for a variety of issues, including the use of children in medical research, children’s rights, and parental duties. Recent publications have appeared in Utilitas, Journal of the History of Philosophy and Underivative Duty: British Moral Philosophers from Sidgwick to Ewing (Oxford, 2011). Forthcoming publications include the textbook Bioethics In Canada (Oxford, 2013) and the article "Utilitarianism, Welfare, Children".
Loane Skene, University of Melbourne (August 2014, July 2013, Michaelmas 2011)
Loane Skene is a Professor at the Melbourne Law School and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She is a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee and has served on numerous other federal and state advisory committees, especially concerning genetics and the law. In 2005, she was Deputy Chair of the Lockhart Committee on Human Cloning and Embryo Research and was a member of the Heerey Committee which conducted a further review of the federal legislation on cloning and embryo research. Professor Skene has published extensively in the field of health law, has been awarded a Centenary Medal by the Commonwealth for ‘Service to Australian Society through the Exploration of Legal and Ethical Issues of Health Care’, is the Inaugural Life Fellow of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law; and has been appointed as a Fellow of Queen’s College Melbourne and a Plumer Fellow of St Anne’s College Oxford.
Dr Marta Soniewicka, Jagiellonian University in Krakow (August 2014)
Marta is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy of Law and Legal Ethics at the Faculty of Law of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. In the summer of 2014 she was an academic visitor at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics hosted by Professor Julian Savulescu. Her fields of interest include: jurisprudence, political philosophy, ethics and bioethics, as well as philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche which is the main subject of her second dissertation in philosophy (in progress). In 2011 she was a post-doc Fulbright fellow at Boston University working on bioethics and law under a supervision of Professor George Annas. She was a visiting scholar: at the Cambridge Forum for Legal and Political Philosophy at Cambridge University in the UK (2009) and at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at University of Notre Dame in the US (2011); a visiting lecturer at numerous universities, among others at the University of Vienna and a University of Ternopil. She is the author of a book on global justice and the co-author of a book on bioethics; she has also co-edited fours books (among others two volumes of the Studies of Philosophy of Law; and one volume of CEE-Forum for Legal, Political, and Social Theory Yearbook).
Brunello Stancioli, The Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (May 2011 - March 2012)
Brunello Stancioli (LLD, LLM, LLB) is a Law Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, and an academic visitor at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics/Faculty of Philosophy. His PhD thesis, published in Brazil in 2010, is about the renouncement of basic rights and the concept of person. He researches human enhancement, neuroethics, applied ethics and the impact of new technologies on the concepts of person, identity, autonomy and human rights. He is currently investigating human enhancement as a basic right.
Xavier Symons (May 2017)
Xavier Symons is a Research Associate with the Institute for Ethics and Society at the University of Notre Dame Australia. He is also a PhD candidate in philosophy at the Australian Catholic University. In his part time Xavier edits and contributes to the bioethics newsservice www.bioedge.org. He has also written on bioethical topics for The Guardian, The Conversation, The Age, and ABC Religion and Ethics. Xavier’s broad research interests include:
• The ethics of end of life care
• Reproductive ethics and law
• Action theory, double-effect, and the act-omission distinction
• Religion and bioethics
• The liberal-communitarian debate
Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, University of Hertfordshire
Mariarosaria Taddeo's primary research interests are Information and Computer Ethics, Ethics of Conflicts and Philosophy of Information. She holds a Marie Curie Fellowship at the University of Hertfordshire, where she is working on Informational Conflicts and their ethical implications. She obtained a European PhD in Philosophy at the University of Padua. Her PhD thesis concerned the epistemic and ethical implications of the occurrences of Trust in artificial distributed systems.
Ik Lin Tan, Johns Hopkins University (July - August 2012)
Ik Lin Tan is a neurologist from Sydney, with an interest in cognition. She received her M.B.B.S. from the University of Sydney, and Master of Public Health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Ik Lin has recently completed a 2.5-year clinical and research fellowship at the Neurology Department, Johns Hopkins University, USA. She takes a keen interest in medical bioethics and has studied at the Berman Institute of Bioethics.
Milene Consenso Tonetto (February 2015-January 2016)
Milene is adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil. She completed her doctorate in philosophy in 2010 writing a thesis on the foundations of human rights. She is the author of the book "Human rights in Kant and Habermas" (2010). In her recent research she investigates the criticisms and the implications of thinking about bioethical issues from a morality based on human rights.
Associate Professor Kelton Tremellen, University of South Australia (May - July 2014)
Kelton Tremellen is a specialist gynaecologist and sub-specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr Tremellen is a Clinical Director at a private IVF clinic in Adelaide, South Australia (Repromed) and is an Associate Professor at the University of South Australia. He has an active research interest in the fields of oxidative stress as a cause of male infertility, immune mediated implantation failure and the effect of nutritional supplements on fertility. Dr Tremellen was the first to introduce AMH as a test of ovarian reserve to Australia in 2004 and is the inventor of the male fertility pill Menevit. He is presently visiting Oxford to work in collaboration with Professor Savulescu on several ethical issues related to reproductive medicine.