Professor Savulescu trained in medicine and philosophy in Melbourne, and is now an internationally leading medical ethicist, specialising in the ethics of new biotechnologies, in particular in medicine and neuroscience. He has launched major initiatives in ethics of genomics, stem cells, bioenhancement and neuroethics. He has built interdisciplinary collaborations addressing ‘collective action problems’ such as antimicrobial resistance and vaccination, and influenced policy on current issues such as cloning, stem cell research, assisted dying, mitochondrial transfer, and abortion. He built self-sustaining bioethics research programmes in the UK and Australia, and has trained a new generation of scholars in medical ethics.
Professor Julian Savulescu