Prof David Albert Jones

Director of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Research Fellow

Professor Jones is Professor in Bioethics at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. He has been Director of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre since 2010. The Anscombe Bioethics Centre, based in Oxford, is an independent charity not affiliated to any higher educational institution. Professor Jones read Natural Sciences and Philosophy at Cambridge (1984-1987), and Theology at Oxford (1992-2000). He is Vice-chair of the Ministry of Defence Research Ethics Committee and is an examiner for the Society of Apothecaries’ Diploma in the Philosophy of Medicine. He was on a working party which helped draft the GMC guidance on Treatment and Care towards the End of Life. He is a Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life and is a member of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU (COMECE) Working Group on Ethics in Research and Medicine. In 2017 he received the Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics.

Publications: The Soul of the Embryo (2004); Approaching the End (2007); Angels: A Very Short Introduction (2011); Chimera’s Children (ed. with C. MacKellar 2012) Thinking Christian Ethos (with S. Barrie 2015); The Moral Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe (ed. with L. Gormally and R. Teichmann); Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium (ed. with C. Gastmans and C. MacKellar).

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