Professor Julian Savulescu

Professor Julian Savulescu

Director, Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics

Fellow by Special Election

Professor Julian Savulescu has held the Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford since 2002. He has degrees in medicine, neuroscience and bioethics. He directs the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics within the Faculty of Philosophy, and leads a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator award on Responsibility and Health Care. He directs the Oxford Martin Programme for Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease at the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. He co-directs the interdisciplinary Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities in collaboration with Public Health, Psychiatry and History. 

In 2017, he joined the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, spending four months per year as Visiting Professorial Fellow in Biomedical Ethics where he is working to establish a programme in biomedical ethics, and Melbourne University as Distinguished International Visiting Professor in Law.

In 2018, he concluded an extended tenure as Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, the highest impact journal in the field, and is founding editor of Journal of Practical Ethics, an open access journal in Practical Ethics. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bucharest in 2014. 

YouTube playlist: Videos of talks and interviews with Professor Savulescu are available here.



Work related to COVID-19

As a scholar of medical ethics, Professor Savulescu has worked extensively on the practical and ethical implications of COVID-19 treatment, policy, and research. During this time, he has written for, appeared on, or been quoted by a number of features from major news media outlets. Updates on his work will be posted here.