Dr Maximilian Kiener
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Philosophy
Dr Maximilian Kiener is a philosopher at the University of Oxford, specialising in legal and moral philosophy. His current research focuses on consent, responsibility, and artificial intelligence.
Dr Kiener is a Research Fellow of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and an Associate Research Fellow of The Institute for Ethics in AI at Oxford and the ERC-project Roots of Responsibility based at UCL.
In addition to his philosophical research, Dr Kiener is also committed to public engagement and policy-making. For instance, he works for the European Commission on questions about meaningful and ethical communication and is a member of the clinical research ethics committee Oxford C South Central.
- Medical Ethics (especially consent)
- Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (including self-driving cars)
- Ethics in Pandemics
Recent media work
- "COVID: Is it OK to manipulate people into getting vaccinated?" in The Conversation (2021)
- "'You may be hacked’ and other things doctors should tell you", in The Conversation (2020)
- "Infecting a volunteer with coronavirus to develop a vaccine – here’s what consent should look like", in The Conversation (2020)