Dr Tom Douglas

Tom Douglas qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Otago (New Zealand) before moving to Oxford to read for a BA in philosophy and economics and then a doctorate in philosophy. He’s currently a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow based at Balliol College and the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. His research to date has focused on the ethics of medical enhancement (using medicine to augment the capacities of healthy individuals) and the medical modification of motivation and behaviour. He has also written on organ donation policy, slippery slope arguments and injury compensation law. For the next three years, he will work primarily on the ethics of producing dangerous knowledge, for example, knowledge that could be used to produce biological weapons or facilitate racial discrimination.

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