Julian Savulescu

Polly Borland

Philosopher

Professor Julian Savulescu is Director of the Institute for Science and Ethics, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Geoengineering, and Principal Investigator for our Resource Stewardship and Vaccines programmes.

The Institute of Science and Ethics (ISE, formerly known as the Programme on the Ethics of the New Biosciences) is a founding institute of the Oxford Martin School. It has achieved self-sufficiency through attracting donor funding such as the Loebel Lectures and Research Programme (OLLRP), and the Practical Ethics and Science of Altruism (PESA) , embedding ethics in OMS programmes such as Mind and Machine, Oxford Geoengineering Programme (OGP), Oxford Martin Programme on Vaccines (Vaccines), Oxford  Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship (OMPORS), and external research funds (Shepherd’s Wellcome Trust Fellowship; Savulescu’s Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award Responsibility and Healthcare).  

Areas of research include: the ethics of genetics, especially predictive genetic testing, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, prenatal testing, behavioural genetics, genetic enhancement, gene therapy. Research ethics, especially ethics of embryo research, including embryonic stem cell research.

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