Dominic Wilkinson

Director of Medical Ethics


Dominic Wilkinson is Director of Medical Ethics and Professor of Medical Ethics at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford. He is a consultant in newborn intensive care at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He also holds a health practitioner research fellowship with the Wellcome Trust and is a senior research fellow at Jesus College Oxford.

Dominic has published more than 120 academic articles relating to ethical issues in intensive care for adults, children and newborn infants. He is the author of 'Death or Disability? The 'Carmentis Machine' and decision-making for critically ill children' (Oxford University Press 2013) ("the best book of the decade in bioethics... this is a book that must be read by everybody who is seriously interested in the bioethical issues that arise in neonatal intensive care or, more generally, in decision making for children with chronic, debilitating or life-threatening conditions." (John Lantos, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews). He is co-author (with Julian Savulescu) of Ethics, Conflict and Medical treatment for children, from disagreement to dissensus (Elsevier, 2018). He was Editor and Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics from 2011-2018.