Professor Julian Savulescu

Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; Uehiro Professor of Practical Ethics; Fellow of St Cross College


Professor Julian Savulescu is a philosopher who researches the ethics of various new or emerging technologies, including new methods of reproduction and enhancement of physical and cognitive performance through drugs or genetic manipulation. He is director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and is or has been a co-director on many large research projects, looking at topics from geoengineering to vaccines.


  • Practical ethics
  • Medical ethics
  • Predictive genetic testing and diagnosis
  • Genetic enhancement
  • Research ethics
  • Cloning
  • Performance-enhancing drugs
  • Global risks
  • Human dignity
  • Abortion
  • Stem cell research

Media experience

Professor Savulescu has extensive, worldwide media experience, including print and broadcast interviews.