PROFESSOR JULIAN SAVULESCU
B.MED.SCI.(HONS.), M.B.(HONS.), B.S.(HONS.), M.A., PH.D.
CURRENT MAJOR APPOINTMENTS
• Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, University of Oxford (from July 2002)
• Founder and Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
• Director of the Program on Ethics and the New Biosciences in the 21st Century School, University of
• Director of the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, University of Oxford
• Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne (1 year appointment, 2009)
Professor Julian Savulescu is Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. He is Director of the
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and of the Program on Ethics and Biosciences in the James Martin 21st
Century School. He is also Director of the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, funded by The Wellcome Trust as one of
only 3 strategic centres in the UK, and is the Principal Investigator on a 3 – year AHRC-funded project ‘Congnitive
Science and Religious Conflict.
The Centre is devoted to research, education and stimulating open public discussion around the ethical issues
which arise in every day life and which are related to the changes in society, particularly those related to
technological advancement. In the 2006 Philosophical Gourmet report, Oxford applied ethics was ranked in Group
1, the top rank, despite having been going 3 years. This is the major international ranking system.
He is also Head of the Melbourne-Oxford Stem Cell Collaboration, devoted to examining the ethical implications of
cloning and embryonic stem cell research.
Previously, he was Director of the Ethics of Genetics Unit at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal
Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. He was also Director of the Bioethics Program at the Centre for the
Study of Health and Society at the University of Melbourne and the Chair of the Department of Human Services,
Victoria, Ethics Committee.
Julian Savulescu is qualified in medicine, bioethics and analytic philosophy. He has published over 100 articles in
journals such as the British Medical Journal, Lancet, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Bioethics, the Journal of
Medical Ethics, American Journal of Bioethics, Medical Journal of Australia and Philosophy, Psychiatry and
Psychology. He has worked as Clinical Ethicist at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals
1. Savulescu, J., Kahane, G. and R. ter Meulen (Forthcoming) eds. Enhancement. Oxford: Wiley-
2. Savulescu J, Bostrom N. (2009) eds. Enhancement of Human Beings Oxford: Oxford University Press.
3. Hope T, Savulescu J, Hendrick J. (2008) Medical Ethics and Law: The Core Curriculum, London:
Churchill Livingstone, 2nd edition.
4. Savulescu, J. Ed. (2007) In Quest of Ethical Wisdom: How the practical ethics of East and West
contribute to wisdom Oxford: Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.
5. Parker M, Williamson R, Savulescu J. (2003), Ethical Issues in Genetic Research, CRC for Discovery
of Genes for Common Human Diseases: Victoria, Australia.
6. Hope T, Savulescu J, Hendrick J. (2003) Medical Ethics and Law: The Core Curriculum, London:
7. Savulescu, J. (Forthcoming 2009) “To Gattaca and Beyond” in Human Genetics: Ethics & Issues. The
Spinney Press. Reprinted from “To Gattaca and Beyond” in The Age, 29 April 2007.
8. Savulescu, J., and Hope, T., (forthcoming 2009) ‘Ethics of Research’ in Routledge Companion to
Ethics ed. John Skorupski. Routledge.
9. Savulescu, J. ‘Procreative Beneficence: Why We Should Select the Best Children’. (from Bioethics
(2001) 15: no 5. 413-426.) in Bioethics, (forthcoming April 2009) ed. Justin Oakley, The International
Library of Essays in Public and Professional Ethics (Series Editors Seumas Miller and Tom Campbell)
Aldershot, Ashgate Publishing.
10. Savulescu, J. (forthcoming 2009), Three Stages of Disbelief, Voices of Disbelief Shuklenk, U and
Blackford, R. (eds). Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford
11. Savulescu, J., (forthcoming), Enhancement and Wisdom in the 21st Century, RSA Ethical Futures E-
12. Savulescu, J. and Devolder, K. (Forthcoming 2009). The Moral Imperative to Conduct Embryonic Stem
Cell and Cloning Research. In Contemporary Bioethics: An Integrated Approach. J. Pierce and G.
Randels (eds). Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Savulescu, J. and Devolder, K. (Forthcoming 2009). The Moral Imperative to Conduct Embryonic Stem
Cell and Cloning Research. In At Issue: The Ethics of Cloning. D. Haugen, Musser, S., and Lovelace,
K. (eds). Thomsonvilled, Gale
Reprinted from: Devolder, K., Savulescu, J. (2006) The Moral Imperative to Conduct Embryonic Stem
Cell and Cloning Research Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics
13. Savulescu, J. (Forthcoming). Genetic Enhancement. A Companion to Bioethics: Second Edition. H.
Kuhse and P. Singer. Oxford, Blackwell Publishing.
14. Savulescu, J., and Kahane, G., (forthcoming), The Welfarist Account of Disability' in Cureton, A. and
Brownlee, K., (eds), Disability and Disadvantage (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
15. Savulescu, J., Sandberg, A., and Kahane, G. (forthcoming), ‘What is Enhancement and Why We
Should Enhance Cognition’. In Ter Meulen, R., Kahane, G. and Savulescu, J. (eds) Enhancing Human
Capacities (Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.) Forthcoming 2009
16. Savulescu, J. and Foddy, B. (forthcoming) ‘Le Tour and Failure of Zero Tolerance: Time to Relax
Doping Controls’. In Ter Meulen, R., Kahane, G., and Savulescu, J. (eds) Enhancing Human
Capacities (Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.) Forthcoming 2009
17. Savulescu, J. (2009) ‘The Human Prejudice and the Moral Status of Enhanced Beings’. In Savulescu
J, Bostrom N. eds. Human Enhancement (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
18. Savulescu, J., (2008) ‘Procreative Beneficence: reasons not to have Disabled Children’. In ed Janna
Thompson and Loane Skene The Sorting Society: The Ethics of Genetic Screening and Therapy,
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), Chapter 4
19. Savulescu, J. (2007). Procreative beneficience: Why We Should Select the Best Children. In
Chadwick, R., H. Kuhse, W.A. Landman, U. Schuklenk and P. Singer, The Bioethics Reader: Editors’
Choice, Malden: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 434 - 446
20. Savulescu, J., (Forthcoming 2009) Enhancement and Fairness. In Peter Healey (ed) Unnatural
Selection, (London: Earthscan)
21. Savulescu J., and Foddy, B., (2007). Ethics of Performance Enhancement in Sport: Drugs and Gene
Doping, in (ed) Ashcroft, R E., Dawson, A., Draper, H. and McMillan, J. R., Principles of Health Care
Ethics, Second Edition, (London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd) pp. 511 – 520. Reprinted in: German Ethics
of Enhancement Volume, edited by Bettina Schoene-Seifert Bennett Foddy und Julian Savulesc uEthik
der Leistungssteigerung im Sport: Medikamenten- und Gen-Doping. Übersetzung von: "Ethics of
Performance Enhancement in Sport: Drugs and Gene Doping." In: Ashcroft RE/ Dawson A/ Draper H
and McMillan JR: Principles of Health Care Ethics. London: John Wiley and Sons Ltd 2007, S.
22. Savulescu, J. (2007). Beneficenza Procreativa e Disabilita. Bioetica Rivista Interdisciplinare. M.
Ghisleni. Piacenza, Casa Editrice Vicolo del Pavone. 15: 56 - 64
23. Savulescu, J. and Foddy, B. (2006), Good Sport, Bad Sport in Smyth, D, Brown, H, Judge, W
McCallum, C and Pritchard, R., (eds) Live it Up 2: VCE Physical Education Units 3 and 4. 2nd Edition
(Milton:John Wiley and Sons)
24. Savulescu J. (1998) Genetic Interventions and the Ethics of Enhancement of Human Beings. In
Steinbock B., London A.J., Arras J.D., (ed) Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine, (Columbus, OH:
25. Savulescu, J., Persson, I. (Forthcoming) Reproduction and Embryo Research: Bringing Embryos into
Existence for Different Purposes, or Not at All , Forthcoming in Festschrift for John Harris. Ed Soren
26. Savulescu, J. (2007) Autonomy, the Good Life, and Controversial Choices. In eds. Rhodes, R. Francis,
L. P. and Silvers, A. The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing). Part 1,
Chapter 1, pp. 17 - 37
27. Savulescu, J. (2007) ‘Gene therapy, transgenesis and chimeras: is the radical genetic alteration of
human beings a threat to our humanity?’ In Savulescu, J. Ed. (2007) In Quest of Ethical Wisdom: How
the practical ethics of East and West contribute to wisdom (Oxford: Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical
Ethics). Pp. 3 - 20
28. Savulescu, J. (2007) Genetic Interventions and the Ethics of Enhancement of Human Beings. In ed.
Steinbock, B. The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics (Oxford: Oxford University Press): pp. 516 - 535
29. Savulescu J., (2007). ‘How Do We Choose Which Life To Save? Equality of Access or a Fair Go?’
Reprinted in Cartlidge, P., (ed) Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Child Healthcare, (Oxford:
30. Savulescu, J. (2006). ‘Sex Selection: The Case for’. In eds. Singer, P. and H. Kuhse, Bioethics: An
Anthology. Second Edition (Malden: Blackwell Publishing).
31. Lott, J. P., Savulescu, J. (2006) Addressing the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis C. In eds. Selgelid,
M. J., Battin, M. P., Smith, C., B. Ethics and Infectious Disease (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.)
32. Savulescu, J. (2006) Bioethics: Utilitarianism Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, (London :John Wiley and
Sons) Reprint. Doi:10.1002/9780470015902.a0055891
33. Savulescu, J., Hope, R.A., (2006) The Elderly and Ethical Financial Decision-Making in eds. Clark, G.
L., Munnell, A. H., Orszag, M. The Oxford Handbook of Pensions and Retirement Income (Oxford:
Oxford University Press). Pp. 638 - 658
34. Spriggs, M., Savulescu, J. (2006) The Ethics of Surgically Assigning Sex for Intersex Children. In ed.
Benatar, D. Cutting to the Core (New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc.)
35. Savulescu, J., (2005) Consequentialism and Contextual Health Care Ethics, In Ashcroft, R.E.,
Lucassen, A.M., Parker, M.J., Verkerk, M.,Widdershoven, G., (eds). Case Analysis in Clinical Ethics,
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
36. Savulescu J, Foddy B. (2005) Good Sport, Bad Sport: Why we should legalise drugs in the Olympics.
In The Best Australian Sportswriting 2004. (Melbourne: Black Inc).
37. Savulescu J. (2005) Risk and Sport: Genetic testing and boxing. In Tambourrini C (ed.) Genetic
Technology in Sport, Routledge: pp. 136 - 146
38. Savulescu J. (2003) Bioethics: Utilitarianism. In Cooper D. (ed) Nature Encyclopedia of the Human
Genome, New York: Nature Publishing Group, 2003.
39. Savulescu J. (2003) The Public Interest in Embryos in Gunning J, Szoke, H (eds). The Regulation of
Assisted Reproductive Technology Legislation, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003, 191-2002.
40. Hope T, Savulescu J.(2002) How should we allocate scarce medical resources? In Alichniewicz A,
Szczesna A (eds). The Polish Bioethical Collection. Akademia Medyczna 2002.
41. Savulescu J. (2002) Parental Choice? Letter from Doctor as Dad. In Fulford KWM, Dickenson D,
Murray TH (eds.) Healthcare Ethics and Human Values: an Introductory Text with Readings and Case
Studies. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2002.
42. Hope RA, Savulescu J.(2001) Ethical Issues in Human Research. In Guiloff RJ (ed) Clinical Trials in
Neurology, London: Springer Verlag, 2001.
43. Savulescu J.(2000) Rational Desires and the Limitation of Life-Sustaining Treatment. Bioethics 1994;
8: 191-222. Reproduced in: Kuhse H, Singer P (eds.), Bioethics: an Anthology, Oxford: Blackwell,
2000 (First Edition) and 2006 (Second edition).
44. Impey L, Savulescu J.(1999) Ethical and Legal Issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Impey, L. (ed.)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oxford: Blackwell, 1999.
1. Wilkinson, D., Kahane, G., and Savulescu, J., (Forthcoming) Functional neuroimaging and withdrawal
of life-sustaining treatment from vegetative patients. Journal of Medical Ethics.
2. Skene, L., Savulescu, J., Kahane, G., and Wilkinson, D., (forthcoming 2009) “Neuroimaging and PVS”
Medical Law Review.
3. Foddy, B. and Savulescu, J., (Forthcoming 2009). “Response to Commentators: A Liberal Account of
Addiction”. Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology
4. Savulescu, J. (Forthcoming 2009). "Autonomy, Well-Being, Disease and Disability." Philosophy,
Psychiatry and Psychology
5. Foddy, B., and Savulescu, J., (Forthcoming 2009) A Liberal Account of Addiction, Philosophy,
Psychiatry, and Psychology
6. Savulescu, J., Foddy, B., (Forthcoming) ‘Open Peer Commentary on S. Hyman's Target Article "The
Neurobiology of Addiction: Implications for Voluntary Control of Behavior."’ American Journal of
7. Savulescu, J. and Kahane, G. (2009), Brain-Damage and the Moral Significance of Consciousness.
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 33: pp 1 – 21. doi:10.1093/jmp/jhn038
8. Waterhouse, T., Hope, T., Savulescu J., Stein, A. and Pollard, A. J., (2009) ‘Children’s consent and
paediatric research; is it appropriate for healthy children to be the decision-maker in clinical research?’,
Archives of Disease in Childhood, 93 (5), pp. 379 - 383. Online First December 2007.
9. Savulescu, J., and Skene, L., (2008), The Kingdom of Genes: Why Genes from Animals and Plants
Will Make Better Humans .Open Peer Commentary on Baylis, F. Animal Eggs for Stem Cell Research:
A Path Not Worth Taking. American Journal of Bioethics 8:(12):35
10. Wilkinson, D., Kahane, G., and Savulescu, J., (2008) ‘Neglected Personhood’ and Neglected
Questions: Remarks on the Moral Significance of Consciousness, American Journal of Bioethics 8:9
11. Savulescu, J., Goold, I., (2008) Freezing Eggs for Lifestyle Reasons, American Journal Of Bioethics
12. Naylor, E., Wood, D., and Savulescu J (2008), Enhancement, Student British Medical Journal, March
13. Naylor, E., Wood, D., and Savulescu J (2008), Neuroscience, Neuroethics and the Law, Student
British Medical Journal, February 2008. http://student.bmj.com/issues/08/02/life/056.php
14. De Crespigny, L. and Savulescu, J., (2008) Pregnant Women with Fetal Abnormalities: The Forgotten
People in the Abortion Debate, Medical Journal of Australia, 188 (2): 100 - 102 http://www.mja.com.au/
15. Goold, I. and Savulescu, J., (2008) In Favour of Freezing Eggs for Non- Medical Reasons, Bioethics
23 (1): 47-58
16. Savulescu, J., and Sandberg, A., (2008) Neuroenhancement of Love and Marriage: The Chemicals
Between Us, Neuroethics 1 (1): 31 - 44
17. Savulescu, J., and Kahane, G., (Forthcoming print, published online December 2008) The Moral
Obligation to Create Children with the Best Chance of the Best Life, Bioethics.
18. Savulescu, J., (2007), The Proper Place of Values in the Delivery of Medicine, American Journal of
Bioethics, 7 (12): 1 - 2
19. Duncan, R., Gillam, L., Savulescu, J., Williamson, R., Rogers, J., Delatycki, M., (2008) “You’re one of
us now”: Young people describe their experiences of predictive genetic testing for Huntington disease
(HD) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), American Journal of Medical Genetics. 148C: 1 pp 47
20. Liao, S.M., Savulescu, J., Wasserman, D., (2008) The Ethics of Enhancement.Journal of Applied
Philosophy 25: 3 pp. 159 – 161.
21. Persson, I., and Savulescu, J., (2008) The Perils of Cognitive Enhancement and the Urgent Imperative
to Enhance the Moral Character of Humanity Journal of Applied Philosophy 25:3 pp. 162 – 177.
22. Duncan, R, E., Savulescu, J., Gillam, L., Williamson, R., Rogers, J. , Delatycki, M. B., (2007) ‘Holding
Your Breath: Interviews With Young People Who Have Undergone Predictive Genetic Testing for
Huntington Disease’ Am J of Medical Genetics, 143A, 1984 -1989
23. Savulescu J., and Saunders, R. (2008). ‘Research Ethics and Lessons from Hwangate: What Can We
Learn From the Korean Cloning Fraud?’, Journal of Medical Ethics 34: pp. 214 – 221.
24. Savulescu J., Liao, S. M., and Wasserman, D. (2008). ‘The Ethics of Enhancement,’ Journal of
Applied Philosophy.25:3. Edited Special Edition of the journal.
25. Lott, J.P., Savulescu, J., (2007), A Response to Commentators: Towards a Global Human Embryonic
Stem Cell Bank, American Journal of Bioethics. Volume 7, issue 8, pp W 4 – W 6
26. Lott J.P., Savulescu J. (2007) Towards a Global Human Embryonic Stem Cell Bank, American Journal
of Bioethics. Volume 7, issue 8, pp. 37
27. Savulescu, J., and Clarke, S. (2007). ‘Waiting for a Miracle…Miracles, Miraclism and Discrimination’
Southern Journal of Medicine, vol 100, No. 12, pp. 1259 - 1262.
28. Savulescu, J., Foddy, B., (2007)Addiction Is Not an Affliction: Addictive Desires Are Merely Pleasure-
Oriented Desires, American Journal of Bioethics January, Volume 7, Number 1 pp29-32
29. Thiagarajan, M., Savulescu, J., Skene, L. (2007) 'Deciding about life support: A perspective on the
ethical and legal framework in the United Kingdom and Australia'Journal of Law and Medicine 14: 583
30. Savulescu, J. (2007) In Defence of Procreative Beneficience: Response to Parker Journal of Medical
31. Savulescu J. (2007) ‘Future People, Involuntary Medical Treatment in Pregnancy and the Duty of Easy
Rescue’ Utilitas, Volume 19, Issue 01, March, pp 1-20 doi: 10.1017/S0953820806002317, Published
online by Cambridge University Press 06 Mar 2007
32. Liao, S. Matthew; Savulescu, Julian; Sheehan, Mark (2007) The Ashley Treatment: Best Interests,
Convenience, and Parental Decision-Making Hastings Center Report, March-April, pp. 16-20(5).
33. Savulescu, J. (2007) ‘The Case for Creating Human-Nonhuman Cell Lines’. Bioethics Forum [Online.]
Available at: http://www.bioethicsforum.org/. [Accessed on 05/02/2007.]
34. Savulescu, J. (2006) Against medical conscientious objection BMJ 332 294-297 doi
35. Foddy B, Savulescu J. (2006) Addiction and Autonomy: Can Addicted People Consent to the
Prescription of Their Drug of Addiction? Bioethics, 2006;20;1 pp 1-15 (Feb) DOI:
10.1111/j.1467-8519.2006.00470.x Second highest cited article in Bioethics from 2006-07.
36. Savulescu J, Foddy B, (2006) Autonomy, Addiction and the Drive to Pleasure: Designing Drugs and
our Biology: A Reply to Neil Levy Bioethics 2006;20;1 pp21-23 (Feb)
37. Savulescu, J., Hemsley, M, Newson, A., Foddy, B.(2006) Behavioural Genetics: Why Eugenic
Selection is Preferable to Enhancement Journal of Applied Philosophy Vol 23 No (2) pp157-171 May.
38. Thomson, J., Schofield, P., Mileshkin, L., Agalianos, E., Savulescu, J., Zalcberg, J., Jefford, M. (2006)
Do oncologists discuss expensive anti-cancer drugs with their patients? Annals of Oncology Volume
17, Number 4, April, pp. 702-708(7)
39. Savulescu J. (2006) End-of-life decisions. Medicine; 33:2: 11-15
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mpfou.2006.05.03 (faulty doi)
40. Savulescu J. and Floridi, L., (2006) ‘Information Ethics: Agents, Artefacts and New Cultural
Perspectives’, Ethics and Information Technology, Volume 8, No. 4, 155-156.
41. Mathews, D. J. H., Berman, P. R., Donovan, P., Harris, J., Lovell-Badge, R., Savulescu, J., Faden, R.
(2006) Integrity in International Collaboration In Stem Cell Research Science Vol 313, 18th August.
42. Savulescu, J. (2006) Justice, Fairness and Enhancement. In eds. Sims Bainbridge, W. and Roco, M.
C. Progress in Convergence: Technologies for Human Wellbeing Annals of the New York Academy of
Sciences Vol. 1093 doi: 10.1196/annals.1382.021, Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1093: 321-338. December.
43. Savulescu, J., and Ward, M. (2006) Patients Who Challenge, Best Practice & Research Clinical
Anaesthesiology 20 (4), p.545-563, Dec 2006.
44. Savulescu, J.( 2006) Solving the Stem Cell and Cloning Puzzle, Bioethics Forum, 21 September 2006
45. Savulescu, J., Saunders, R., (2006) The Hinxton Group Considers Transnational Stem Cell Research,
Hastings Centre Report, Volume 36, No.3.
46. Devolder, K., Savulescu, J. (2006) The Moral Imperative to Conduct Embryonic Stem Cell and Cloning
Research Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics doi:10.1017/S0963180106060026
Reprinted in: Savulescu, J. and Devolder, K. (Forthcoming 2009). The Moral Imperative to Conduct
Embryonic Stem Cell and Cloning Research. In Contemporary Bioethics: An Integrated Approach. J.
Pierce and G. Randels (eds). Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Savulescu, J. and Devolder, K. (Forthcoming 2009). The Moral Imperative to Conduct Embryonic Stem
Cell and Cloning Research. In At Issue: The Ethics of Cloning. D. Haugen, Musser, S., and Lovelace,
K. (eds). Thomsonville, Gale
47. Savulescu, J., Foddy, B. Rogers, J., (2006) What should we say? Journal of Medical Ethics; 32:7-12.
48. Savulescu, J., Foddy, B., Addiction Is Not an Affliction: Addictive Desires Are Merely Pleasure-
Oriented Desires, American Journal of Bioethics Volume 7, Number 1 pp. 29 - 32
49. Savulescu, J. Foddy, B. Book Review of Sports Ethics: An Anthology, Br J Sports Med, Sep 2005; 39:
686 - 687
50. Savulescu J, Foddy B. Comment: genetic test available for sports performance.Br J Sports Med. 2005
51. Warne G. L., S. Grover, J.Hutson , A. H. Sinclair, S. Metcalfe, E. Northam, J. Freeman, E. Loughlin,
M.Rillstone, P. Anderson, E. Hughes, J. Hooper, S. Todd, J. D. Zajac, and J. Savulescu (2005) A long-
term outcome study of intersex conditions. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism 2005
52. Duncan RE, Delatycki MB, Collins SJ, Boyd A, Masters CL, and Savulescu J, (2005) ‘Ethical
considerations in pre- symptomatic testing for variant CJD’ J. Med. Ethics, Nov 2005; 31: 625 – 630
53. Savulescu, J Persson I, (2005) McMahan & withdrawal of life-prolonging aid Philosophical Books Vol
46 (1): 11-22 Jan DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0149.2005.0355c.x
54. Thomson J, Schofield P, Mileshkin L, Savulescu J, Agalianos E, Zalcberg J, Jefford M, (2005) ‘Medical
paternalism and the practice of discussing high-cost unsubsidised drugs with patients’ BMJ Nov; 331:
1075 - 1077.
55. Savulescu J.(2005) ‘New breeds of humans: the moral obligation to enhance’. Reproductive
Biomedicine Online; 10 (Supp 1) 1-9. www.rbmonline.com/Article/1643 on web 9 December 2004.
56. Savulescu,J. (2005) ‘Rational Morality, the New Genetics, and the Human Person’ Bulletin of Death
and Life Studies Vol 1: 13-34.
57. Fuscaldo, G., Savulescu, J. (2005) ‘Spare Embryos: 3000 Reasons to rethink the significance of
genetic relatedness’. RBMOnline Vol10. No2. 2005 164 -168 Reproductive BioMedicine Online;
www.rbmonline.com/Article/1550 on web 21 December 2004.
58. Savulescu J. (2005) ‘The ethics of cloning’. Medicine; 33:2: 18-20
59. J Savulescu, B Foddy, and M Clayton (2005) Waarom we prestatieverbeterende middelen in sport
zouden moeten toestaan? [translation] Geneeskunde en Sport 38; 3; juni.
60. Savulescu J, Viens A, (2005) ‘What makes the best medical ethics journal?’ J. Med. Ethics, Oct; 31:
591 – 597 doi:10.1136/jme.2004.010827
61. de Crespigny L, Savulescu J. (2004) Abortion: time to clarify Australia's confusing laws. MJA;
62. Duncan, RD, Savulescu J, Gillam L, Williamson R and Delatycki MB. (2004) An international survey of
predictive genetic testing in children for adult onset conditions. Genetics in Medicine; 7(6): 390-396
63. Savulescu J. (2004) ‘Editor’s note: How can we make a difference? The perils of heroism’. J Med
64. Pollard A, Savulescu J. (2004) ‘Eligibility of overseas visitors and people of uncertain residential status
for NHS treatment’. British Medical Journal ; 329: 346-349.
65. Savulescu J. (2004) Embryo Research: Are There Any Lessons from Natural Reproduction?
Cambridge Health Care Quarterly; 13(1):68-75.
66. Viens A, Savulescu J. (2004) ‘Introduction to The Olivieri symposium’. J Med Ethics 2004; 30: 1-7.
67. Savulescu, J.(2004) Thalassemia major: the murky story of deferiprone. British Medical Journal
68. Savulescu J, Harris J.(2004) ‘The Creation Lottery’. Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care
69. J Savulescu, B Foddy, and M Clayton (2004) ‘Why we should allow performance enhancing drugs in
sport’ Br. J. Sports Med., Dec; 38: 666 - 670. In 2007, this was the most downloaded article on the
British Journal of Sports Medicine Website http://bjsm.bmj.com/misc/topten07.dtl.
70. Boyle RJ, de Crespigny L, Savulescu J. (2003) ‘An ethical approach to giving couples information
about their fetus’. Human Reproduction 2003 18:2253-2256.
71. Savulescu J.(2003) Death, us and our bodies: personal reflections , J Med Ethics 2003; 29 (3):
72. Savulescu, J., (2003) ‘Festschrift edition of the Journal of Medical Ethics in honour of Raanan Gillon’
J. Med. Ethics, Oct; 29: 265 - 266
73. Savulescu, J. (2003) ‘Human-animal transgenesis and chimeras might be an expression of our
humanity’. Am J Bioethics. 2003 Summer;3(3);22-5.
74. Savulescu J, Boyd KM. (2003) Institute of Medical Ethics prize for the most innovative web publication.
J Med Ethics. Feb;29(1):1.
75. Savulescu J. (2003) ‘Is the sale of body parts wrong?’ J Med Ethics, 29:138-9.
76. Aldred MJ, Crawford PJM, Savarirayan R, Savulescu J. (2003) ‘It’s only teeth – are there limits to
genetic testing? The ethics of genetic counselling in dental disorders.’ Clin Genet May,63(5):333-9.
77. Boyle RJ, Savulescu J. (2003) ‘Prenatal diagnosis for ‘minor’ genetic abnormalities is ethical’. Am J
78. Tassicker R, Savulescu J, Skene L, Marshall P, Fitzgerald L. (2003) ‘Prenatal Diagnosis Requests for
Huntington Disease Where the at-risk Father does not Wish to Know his Genetic Status- A Clinical,
Legal and Ethical Viewpoint’, British Medical Journal, 2003;326:331-3.
79. Savulescu J. (2003) ‘Why Doctors Should Obtain Consent for the Use of Redundant Tissue’ Science
in Parliament, Spring 2003.
80. Savulescu J. (2002) ‘Abortion, embryo destruction and the future of value argument’. J Med Ethics
2002 28: 133-135.
81. Savulescu J. (2002) ‘Assisted Reproduction for HIV Serodiscordant Couples: The Ethical Issues in
Perspective’, The American Journal of Bioethics, Winter, 3(1);53-57.
82. Savulescu J. (2002) ‘Beyond Bristol: taking responsibility’. J Med Ethics, Oct; 28(5): 281-2.
83. Hughes JC, Hope T, Savulescu J, Ziebland S. (2002) ‘Carers, ethics and dementia: a survey and
review of the literature’. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2002;17(1):35-40.
84. Savulescu J.(2002) ‘Deaf lesbians, "designer disability," and the future of medicine’. BMJ. 2002 Oct 5;
85. Savulescu J. (2002) ‘How do we choose which life to save? Equality of Access or a Fair Go?’ Current
Paediatrics Dec. 12(6):487-492.
86. de Crespigny L, Savulescu J.(2002) ‘Is paternalism alive and well in obstetric ultrasound? Helping
couples choose their children’. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 20:213-6.
87. Savulescu J. (2002) ‘Is it time to abandon institutional research ethics committees?’ Monash Bioethics
88. Katz MG, Fitzgerald L, Bankier A, Savulescu J, Cram DS. (2002) ‘Issues and concerns of couples
presenting for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)’. Prenat Diagn. Dec; 22(12):1117-22.
89. Savulescu J. (2002) ‘Is there a "right not to be born"? Reproductive decision making, options and the
right to information’ J Med Ethics; 28: 65-67.
90. Savulescu J. (2002) ‘Is there a "right not to be born"? Reproductive decision making, options and the
right to information’. Archives of Disease in Childhood Journal; Fetal and Neonatal edition, Sept; 87(2):
F72-4. (Reproduction of [previous])
91. Savulescu J. (2002) ‘No consent should be needed for using leftover body material for scientific
purposes. Against.’ British Medical Journal.; 325(7365): 648-51.
92. Spriggs M, Savulescu J. (2002) ‘Saviour siblings’. J Med Ethics, Oct; 28(5): 289
93. Savulescu J, Spriggs M. (2002) ‘The hexamethonium asthma study and the death of a normal
volunteer in research’. J Med Ethics 2002; 28: 3-4.
94. Spriggs, M., Savulescu, J. (2002) ‘The Perruche judgment and the "right not to be born"’ J Med Ethics;
95. Savulescu J. (2002) ‘The Embryonic Stem Cell Lottery and the Cannibalization of Human Beings’,
Bioethics, Nov; 16(6);508-29.
96. Savulescu J. (2002) ‘Two deaths and two lessons: Is it time to review the structure and function of
research ethics committees?’ J Med Ethics 28;1-2.
97. Savulescu J, Kerridge IH.(2001) ‘Competence and consent’. Medical Journal of Australia.
98. Boyle RJ, Savulescu J. (2001) ‘Ethics of using preimplantation genetic diagnosis to select a stem cell
donor for an existing person’. BMJ; 323: 1240-3.
99. Savulescu J. (2001) ‘Future directions of the journal’. J Med Ethics 2001; 27:147.
100. Savulescu, J.(2001) ‘Harm, ethics committees and the gene therapy death’. J Med Ethics; 27:
101. Savulescu J. (2001) ‘In Defence of Selection for Non-Disease Genes’. American Journal of Bioethics,
Winter 2001; 1(1): 17-20. Also available at http://ajob-editorial.mit.edu/.
102. Savulescu, J. (2001) Is current practice around late termination of pregnancy eugenic and
discriminatory? Maternal interests and abortion. J Med Ethics 27:165-171.
103. Robertson R, Savulescu J. (2001) ‘Is there a case in favour of predictive testing of children?’ Bioethics
104. Kerridge IH, Savulescu J, Komesaroff PA. (2001) ‘Is there a future for clinical ethics services in
Australia?’ Medical Journal of Australia. 175(4):211-3.
105. Savulescu J. (2001) ‘Justice and Health Care – A Right to a Decent Minimum Not Equality of
Opportunity’. American Journal of Bioethics Winter; 1:2 Also available at http://ajobeditorial.mit.edu/
106. Savulescu J, (2001) ‘Predictive genetic testing in children’. Medical Journal of Australia; 175: 379-381.
107. Savulescu, J. (2001) ‘Procreative Beneficence: Why We Should Select the Best Children’. Bioethics
15: no 5. 413-426.
Reprinted in ‘Bioethics’, (forthcoming April 2009) ed. Justin Oakley, The International Library of Essays
in Public and Professional Ethics (Series Editors Seumas Miller and Tom Campbell)
108. Savulescu J. (2001) ‘Resources, Down Syndrome and Cardiac Surgery’. British Medical Journal
109. Savulescu J. (2001) ‘Taking the Plunge’. New Scientist; 169:50.
110. Savulescu, J. (2001) ‘The Fiction of “Undue Inducement”: Why Researchers Should Be Allowed to Pay
Participants Any Amount of Money for Any Reasonable Research Project’. American Journal of
111. Savulescu J. (2001) ‘Why Genetic Testing for Genes for Criminality Is Morally Required’. Princeton
Journal of Bioethics; 4:79-97.
112. Savulescu J, Dahl E. (2000) Junge oder Madchen: Sollten sich Eltern Geschlecht ihrer Kinder
aussuchen durfen? Reproduktionsmedizin16:274-8.
113. Savulescu J, Dahl E. Sex Selection and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: A Response to the Ethics
Committee of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine , Human Reproduction. 2000;
15:1879-1880. Also available at www.oup.co.uk/humrep/comment/ and www.humrep.oupjournals.org/.
114. Savulescu J, Skene L. Who has the Right to Access Medical Information from a Deceased Person?
Ethical and Legal Perspectives. Journal of Law and Medicine. 2000; 8:81-88.
115. Biegler P, Stewart C, Savulescu J, Skene L. Determining the validity of advance directives. Medical
Journal of Australia 2000; 172:545-548.
116. Savulescu J. The ethics of cloning and creating embryonic stem cells as a source of tissue for
transplantation: time to change the law in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine,
117. Savulescu, J. End-of-life decisions. Medicine 2000;28:10:13-7.
118. Savulescu J, Kerin J. The ‘geneticisation’ of disease stigma. Lancet 1999;354:SIV16.
119. Savulescu J. Reproductive technology, efficiency and equality. Medical Journal of Australia. 1999;
120. de Crespigny L, Savulescu J, Sheffield LJ. More on management of choroid plexus cysts in the mid-
trimester fetus. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 1999 Nov;
121. Savulescu J. Desire-Based and Value-Based Normative Reasons, Bioethics 1999;13:405-13.
122. Savulescu J. Research Ethics: The Place of Clinical Trials in the Leukodystrophies. Journal of
Molecular Neuroscience., 1999;13:264-6.
123. Savulescu J, Crisp R, Fulford KWM, Hope T. Teaching Medical Ethics: Evaluating Ethics Competence
in Medical Education. Journal of Medical Ethics 1999; 25:367-374.
124. Savulescu J. Sex Selection – the case for. Medical Journal of Australia 1999;171:373-5.
125. Savulescu J. Ethical Review of Record-Linkage Studies. Australian Epidemiologist 1999;6:6-7.
126. Savulescu, J. Should we clone human beings? Cloning as a source of tissue for transplantation.
Journal of Medical Ethics 1999;25:87-95.
127. Savulescu J. Should Doctors Intentionally Do Less than the Best? Journal of Medical Ethics
128. Savulescu J.,Crisp R., Fulford K.W.M., Hope T. Teaching Medical Ethics: Evaluating Ethics
Competence in Medical Education. Journal of Medical Ethics 1999;25:367-374.
129. Savulescu J. Sex Selection – the case for. Medical Journal of Australia 1999;171:373-5.
130. Savulescu J. Safety of participants of non-therapeutic research must be ensured. British Medical
Journal 1998;16: 891-2.
131. Savulescu J. Two worlds apart: religion and ethics. J Med Ethics. 24(6):382-4, 1998 Dec.
132. Savulescu J. Fairness and Large Clinical Trials in Alexandra A, Coady T, Langtry B. (eds)
Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Professional and
Applied Ethics, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1998, 234-41
133. Savulescu J. The Cost of Refusing Treatment and Equality of Outcome. Journal of Medical Ethics
134. Savulescu J. Allowing Competent People to Commit Suicide Is Ethical in Egendorf, L.K. Assisted
Suicide, San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1998, 30-6.
135. Blunt J., Savulescu J., Watson A. Meeting the Challenges Facing Research Ethics Committees: Some
Practical Suggestions. British Medical Journal 1998;316:58-61.
136. Savulescu J. Consequentialism, Reasons, Value and Justice. Bioethics 1998;12:212-35.
137. Savulescu J., Marsden R., Hope T., Saunders M., Carlyle R., Gough P., Annas G.J. Respect for
privacy and the case of Mr K. British Medical Journal 1998;316(7135):921-4,
138. Savulescu J. The Present-aim Theory: A Submaximizing Theory of Rationality? Australasian Journal
of Philosophy 1998;76:229-243,
139. Savulescu J., Dickenson D. The Time Frame of Preferences, Dispositions and the Validity of Advance
Directives for the Mentally Ill Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, 1998;5:225-46
140. Savulescu J., Dickenson D. Response to Commentaries Philosophy, Psychiatry and
141. Savulescu J., Momeyer R.W. Should Informed Consent Be Based on Rational Beliefs? Journal of
Medical Ethics 1997;23(5):282-8.
142. Savulescu J. The Trouble with Do-Gooders: the Example of Suicide. Journal of Medical Ethics 1997;
143. Savulescu J. Liberal Rationalism and Medical Decision-Making. Bioethics 1997;11: 115-129.
144. Savulescu J., Chalmers I., Blunt J. Are research ethics committees behaving unethically? Some
suggestions for improving performance and accountability. British Medical Journal, 1996; 313: 1390-3.
145. Meslin EM, Rayner C, Larcher V, Hope T, Savulescu J. Hospital Ethics Committees in the United
Kingdom. Health Ethics Forum 1996; 8:301-15.
146. Savulescu, J. The Least Worst Death. Journal of Medical Ethics 1996: 22: 183-7.
147. Delany L., Month S., Savulescu J., Browett P., Palmer S. Altruism by proxy: volunteering children for
bone marrow donation. Substantial harm but substantial benefit. British Medical Journal,
148. Savulescu J. Choosing the Best: Against Paternalistic Practice Guidelines. Bioethics 1996; 10:
149. Savulescu J. Should All Patients Who Attempt Suicide Be Treated? Modern Medicine 1995;
Feb:113-120. Reprinted in: Monash Bioethics Review 1995; 14: 33-40. With reply to critics:
Savulescu, J. “Response to Bailey.” Monash Bioethics Review 1996; 15: 44-5.
150. Savulescu J. Rational Non-Interventional Paternalism: Why Doctors Ought to Make Judgements of
What Is Best for Their Patients. Journal of Medical Ethics 1995; 21: 327-31.
151. Savulescu J. Rational Desires and the Limitation of Life-Sustaining Treatment. Bioethics 1994; 8:
152. Savulescu, J. Treatment Limitation Decisions Under Uncertainty: the Value of Subsequent Euthanasia.
153. Savulescu J. Strong Medicine. Bioethics 6(2), Apr 1992, 130-158.
154. Willis, G.L., Savulescu, J., Horne, M.K. and Smith, G.C. MPTP impairment of motor performance and
amine accumulation in Macaca fascicularis, Brain Research Bulletin, 19, 57-61, 1987.
Letters, Book Reviews and other Minor Publications
155. Wilkinson, D., and Savulescu, J., (2008), Refusing to Refer: Abortion and the Limits of Professional
Conscience. Bioethics Forum. Online Opinion Pieces 3 December
156. Savulescu, J., Signatory on letter by Sheldon, S. and others (2008). Time to Modernise Abortion
Legislation. The Times, October 17.
157. Savulescu, J., Signatory on letter by Kayser, B. and Smith, A., (2008). Globalisation of anti-doping: the
reverse side of the medal. British Medical Journal. 337: a584.
158. Duncan, R., Savulescu, J., Gillam, L., Rogers, J., Delatycki, B.B., (Forthcoming 2008) Reply to
Richards: “Predictive Genetic Testing of Adolescents for Huntington Disease: A Question of Autonomy
and Harm”, American Journal of Medical Genetics. 2008.
159. Savulescu, J., and De Crespigny, L., (2008) Letter in Response to Comments on their Article
"Pregnant women with fetal abnormalities: the forgotten people in the abortion debate" [original article
Medical Journal of Australia . 2008. 188 (2), pp. 100 – 103]. Medical Journal of Australia. 189 (1), pp.
53 - 55
160. Savulescu, J., Doping Is True to the Spirit of Sport, International Network of Humanistic Doping
Research (reprinted from The Sydney Morning Herald), http://www.doping.au.dk/en accessed 12
161. Savulescu, J., Humbug Costs Lives, Parliamentary Brief, October 2007, Volume 11, np. 7 pp.27 - 29
162. Willis, G.L., Savulescu, J., Horne, M.K. and Smith, G.C. "NMPTP motor impairment and amine
accumulation in Macaca fascicularis", Neuroscience Letters, Suppl. 23, S93, 1986.
163. Book review of F. Mosteller and J. Falatico-Taylor (eds.) Quality of Life and Technology Assessment in
164. Book review of Choices in Health Care, A Report by the Government Committee on Choices in Health
Care, The Netherlands, 1992 in Bioethics 1993;7:364-6.
165. Book review of John Z. Sadler, Osborne P. Wiggins and Michael A. Schwartz (Editors), Philosophical
Perspectives on Psychiatric Diagnostic Classification Baltimore and London, The John Hopkins
University Press, 1994. Journal of Medical Ethics, 1995;21:253-4.
166. Book review of Biomedical Ethics Reviews 1994: Allocating Health Care Resources, James M.
Humber and Robert F. Almeder (Editors), Totowa, New Jersey, Humana Press, 1995. Journal of
Medical Ethics 21(6), Dec 1995, 366-7.
167. Book review: Post, SG. The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease for the Journal of Medical Ethics,
168. Comment on Emanuel L, Barry MJ, Stoeckle JD, et al “Advance Directives for Medical Care - A Case
for Greater Use”, New Engl J Med 1991;324:889-895 for Journal of Evidence-Based Health Policy and
169. Comment on Morrison SR, Olson E, Mertz KR, Meier DE “The Inaccessibility of Advance Directives on
Transfer from Ambulatory to Acute Care Settings” JAMA 1995;274:478-482 for Journal of Evidence-
Based Health Policy and Management, forthcoming.
170. Comment on Wolf AMD, Nasser JF, Wolf AM, Schorling JB, “The Impact of Informed Consent on
Patient Interest in Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening”, Arch Intern Med, 1996;156:1333-6 for Journal
of Evidence-Based Health Policy and Management, forthcoming.
171. Comment on Mazur, D.J. and Hickam, D.H. The influence of physician explanations on patient
preferences about future health-care states. Med Decis Making 1997;17:56-60 Journal of Evidence-
Based Health Policy and Management, forthcoming.
172. Savulescu, J. “On the Commercial Exploitation of Participants of Research” Journal of Medical Ethics
173. Savulescu J, Chalmers I, Blunt J. “Does setting good practice standards for ethics committees
increase their legal liability?” British Medical Journal, 1997;314:1833 [letter].
174. Savulescu, J. “Public must be warned of weak evidence for risk of serious harm” British Medical
Journal, 1998;317;:677 [letter]
175. Savulescu, J.”What is Good Applied Philosophy?” Vision1999; 9:25-6
176. Savulescu, J. “Should we clone human beings? Cloning as Source of Tissue for Transplantation”,
Australian Rationalist 1999; 50:10-9.
177. Hodgson J, Henry A, Metcalfe S, Sahhar M, Savulescu J. Autonomy and Decision making in Genetic
counselling, Journal of Medical Genetics, Vol 37, Supplement no II. 2000.
178. VCGS inc Savulescu, J. Genetics and clinical practice – Part II, Australian Doctor, 1999, Sept 3, I-VIII
179. Savulescu J. “Research on Dependent Populations” for Operations Manual for Human Research
Ethics Committees in Australia, NHMRC/AHEC, forthcoming
180. Resource Allocation Bibliography prepared for Charlesworth, M. Distributing Health Care Resources:
Ethical Assumptions, A Background Paper for the Australian Health Ethics Committee Seminar, 1992.
Australian Medicine Titles
181. Savulescu J. Is the sale of body parts wrong? Australian Medicine Oct 21, 2002
182. Savulescu J. and Spriggs M. ‘He ain’ t heavy …’ Australian Medicine, 2002 Jun ; 14(10): 13
183. Savulescu J. The right to play God, Australian Medicine, 2002;14(12)16
184. Savulescu J. and Spriggs M. Is there ever a ‘right not to be born? Australian Medicine, 2002 Apr;
185. Savulescu J. Euthanasia is not murder Australian Medicine, Vol. 13, No.22, 3-17 December 2001, p.12
186. Savulescu J. and Spriggs M. Parental consent - is it enough? Australian Medicine, Vol. 13, No.19, 15
October 2001, p.14
187. Savulescu J. Is Professional Ethics Becoming Too Demanding? Australian Medicine, Vol. 13, No.16, 3
September 2001, p.18
188. Savulescu J I know not what I do. Australian Medicine Vol. 13, No. 13, July 16 2001, p.18.
189. Savulescu J. Warning : smoking harms your chances, Australian Medicine, Vol.13, No.4, 5 March,
190. Savulescu J. Genetic testing for non-disease states? Australian Medicine, Vol. 1-15 January 2001,
191. Savulescu J. Gay/Single IVF: In whose best interests? Australian Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 16, 4
September, 2000, p.15.
192. Savulescu J. Flexibility gives strength to guidelines Australian Medicine, Vol. 12, No 11, 19 June 2000,
193. Savulescu J. Cloning - why all doctors should care, Australian Medicine, Vol. 12, No.8, 1 May 2000,
194. Savulescu J. Reduced funding for ultrasound in pregnancy: a better way forward, Australian Medicine,
Vol.12, No.2, 7 Feb 2000, p.15.
195. Savulescu J. The Myth of Confidentiality, the Patient’s Good and Public Health, Australian Medicine.
196. Savulescu J. No Modavigil off-label until its safe use is proven, Australian Medicine
197. Savulescu J. Harris J. Adult or Embryonic Stem Cells? Australian Medicine
198. Journal of Medical Ethics, 2001 - 2004
199. Journal of Medical Ethics, Special Issue on Ethics of the New Genetics with Bob Williamson. 1999.
200. Ethics and Information Technology Special Edition with Luciano Floridi, 2006. Volume 8
201. Journal of Applied Philosophy Special Issue on Human Enhancement with Matthew Liao and David
Wasserman 2008. Volume 25, Issue 3.
202. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry- Special Issue- Forthcoming 2009
Invited International Presentations
203. 29 January 2009, James Martin Ideas Lab, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
204. 29 January 2009, The Ethics of Science, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
205. 28 January 2009, Live Long and Prosper, Leading Interactive Session, World Economic Forum,
206. 3 December 2008, Conscientious Objection in Medicine, Bioethics and Enhancement Seminar,
207. 13 November 2008, Debate on Cognitive Enhancement, First Annual Meeting of the Neuroethics
Society, AAAS Headquarters, Washington DC.
208. 25 September 2008, “The Moral Imperative to Enhance Human Beings” Crown Lecture in Ethics, Duke
209. 23 September 2008, “How Do We Conceive Health in 2018?” Digitalized Globe 2018, Allianz, Munich
210. 8 September 2008, “Biotechnology, Ethics and the Free Markets”, MPS Society Annual Meeting,
211. 1 September 2008, “Introduction to Biomedical Ethics: The Moral Imperative to Enhance Human
Beings”, Brocher Summer School, Geneva
212. 17 July 2008, “The Welfarist Account of Disability”, CAPPE, Canberra, Australia
213. 16 July 2008, “Human Liberation: 5 Ways to Produce Better Humans”, CAPPE, Melbourne, Australia
214. 2 July 2008, “Teaching Medical and Clinical Ethics”, The Catholic University International Symposium
on Medical Humanities, Catholic University Medical School, Seoul, South Korea
215. 15 June 2008, Panellist in the debate “Do We Have the Right to Improve Upon Human Nature”, Smith
Foundation, New York, US
216. 5 June 2008, “New Technologies and Human Enhancement”, Responsible Innovations, The Hague,
217. 24 April 2008, “A Welfarist Account of Disability”, The Harvard University Program in Ethics and
Health, Third Annual International Conference:“Ethical Issues in the Measurement of Health and The
Global Burden of Disease” Harvard University, Boston, US
218. 22 April 2008, “The Ethics of Creating Human- NonHuman Chimeras and Transgenesis: Should We
Modify Human Nature?”, Petrie Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics,
Harvard law School, Cambridge, US
219. 18 April 2008, “The Moral Obligation to Create Children With the Best Chance of the Best Life”,
University of Illinois in Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago
220. 17 April 2008, “The Moral Imperative to Enhance Human Beings”, Center for Ethics, Pierce Emory
University, Atlanta Georgia
221. 16 April 2008 “Ethical Issues in Health Care”, Pierce Emory University, Atlanta Georgia
222. 16 April 2008, “The Ethics of Creating Human- NonHuman Chimeras and Transgenesis: Should We
Modify Human Nature?”, Pierce Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
223. 15 January 2008, “We Should Accept the Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sport”, Panellist on
Intelligence Squared US debate, New York.
224. 11 December 2007, “Genetics and the Public Interest”, Genethics in East Asian and Western
Contexts, International Conference, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
225. 7 December 2007 “ What is Human Nature and Should We Modify It?”, Human Nature and Bioethics,
Internation Conference, City University, Hong Kong
226. 30 November – 1 December 2007, “Against Conscientious Objection of Physicians in ART”,
International Conference on Ethics of Stem Cell Research and Moral Responsibility in ART, Het Pand,
227. 29 November 2007 ‘Performance Enhancing Drugs and Marriage: The Chemicals Between Us’
Enhancement Workshop, Het Pand, Ghent
228. 10 – 12 September 2007 “ Enhancement Technologies’, Digitalized Globe 2017, Allianz, Munich,
229. 10 August 2007, Invited International Lecture Session: Human Enhancement: In Search of Perfection
or peering into Pandora's Box, Consilium: the Centre for Independent Studies, Coolum Beach,
230. 7 August 2007, Invited Lecture: The Ethics of New Science and Human Enhancement, Sydney Ideas
Lecture Series, Sydney Centre on Human Enhancement, the University of Sydney
231. 22-24 June 2007, “Human Enhancement”, University of Jena, Germany
232. 11 May 2007, “Eugenics and transhumanism, from a utilitarianism perspective”, Institute of Humans
Rights “Bartolomé de las Casas”, University Carlos III, Madrid
233. 10 May 2007,“A moral duty to cognitive enhancement”, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,
Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona
234. 10 May 2007, “The ethics of stem-cell research”, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Universidad
Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona:
235. 19-20 March 2007 -“Re-engineering Human Biology: What should be the ethical and legal limits?”
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA.
236. 27-28 March 2007 - Oxford University ENHANCE Workshop: “Enhancing Cognition: Ethics, Regulation
and European Policy”. University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.
237. 28 March 2007 Paper entitled: The Moral Obligation to Enhance at Oxford University ENHANCE
Workshop: “Enhancing Cognition: Ethics, Regulation and European Policy”. University of Stockholm,
238. 29-30 March 2007 - Stockholm University ENHANCE Workshop: “Enhancing Physical Capacities:
Ethics, Regulation and European Policy”. University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
239. Savulescu, J., Stem Cells: Science, Policy, Ethics and Ambition, Keble College Alumni Event,
University of Oxford, 24 June 2006
240. Savulescu, J., Procreative beneficence and the social construction of disability: the nature of the moral
obligation to have the best child, Workshop on Ethics and Genetics, Bioethical Commission of Valdese
Church Board, Torino, October 6, 2006
241. Savulescu, J., and Sandberg, A., Intelligence and Happiness, International Association of Bioethics, 8th
World Congress, Beijing, August 6 – 9, 2006
242. Savulescu, J., and Sandberg, A., Prenatal Modifications, International Association of Bioethics, 8th
World Congress, Beijing, August 6 – 9, 2006
243. Savulescu, J. Priority Setting in the Allocation of Treatment, Symposium at the ANZAC Annual
Scientific Meeting, 18 August 2006,
244. Savulescu, J., Payment for organs, Plenary Session at ANZAC Annual Scientific Meeting, 17 August
245. Savulescu, J., What is an Enhancement, and When Should We Enhance People?, ENHANCE
Workshop, Beijing, a part of the IAB Bioethics 8th World Congress, 5 August 2006
246. Savulescu, J., Submitted Evidence on Human Enhancement technologies in Sport to the Science and
Technology Committee, House of Commons, London, 21 June 2006
247. Savulescu, J., Choose your Life: Enhancement and Autonomy, Panel presentation at the Bioethics
Symposium, Medical Humanities Symposium, St Anne's College, University of Oxford, 2 June 2006
248. Savulescu, J., Conclusion to the ENHANCE workshop on the Ethics of Cognitive Enhancement,
ENHANCE Project Workshop, Univeristy of Oxford, 5 May 2006
249. Savulescu, J., Ethics of Performance Enhancing Technologies in the Military, Response to Jessica
Wolfendale Presentation, 21st Century School Advanced Research Seminar, 2 May 2006
250. Savulescu, J., Human Reproductive Cloning and Genetic Enhancement, Designing Human Life,
Imperial College, London, 30 March 2006
251. Savulescu, J., Procreative Benefience and the New Eugenics, Ethics, Biotechnology and the Future of
Human Nature, Oxford/ Harvard, 20 March 2006
252. Savulescu, J., Fairer, Plenary Session at the James Martin Institute World Forum 2006 Tomorrow's
People: The Challenges of Technologies for Life Extension and Enhancement, University of Oxford, 16
253. Savulescu, J., Methods in Applied Ethics, Big Issues for Humanity: Advanced Methodology Workshop,
Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford, 13 March 2006
254. Savulescu, J, Stem Cell Research: The Ethical Issues, Stem Cell Research in a nutshell, Oxford
University, .8 March 2006
255. Savulescu, J Dr Neil Levy, The Somatic Marker Hypothesis and the Treatment of PTSD, .6 March
256. Savulescu, J., Bioethics to Biochemists, Lecture series to Oxford University Undergraduates, Oxford
University, 1 March 2006
257. Savulescu, J, Chair of Two Sessions, Transnational Cooperation in Stem Cell Research,
Cambridge, .22 February 2006
258. Savulescu, J., Overview of Current Work on Human Enhancement, James Martin School Open Day ,
University of Oxford, 20 February 2006
259. Savulescu, J., Williams on the Human Prejudice, Oxford Faculty of Philosophy Moral Philosophy
Seminar, University of Oxford, 6 February 2006
260. Savulescu, J Why we should allow drugs in sport. Should we Allow Performance Enhancing Drugs in
Sport? University of Princeton, USA 14th December 2005
261. Savulescu, J The New Genetics and the New (Obligatory) Eugenics, Ethical issues in population
health, Harvard University 19th November 2005
262. Savulescu, J Converging technologies for human enhancement, CEPE 18 July 2005
263. Savulescu, J Human Enhancement, Hiram College Summer Symposium, 15 July 2005
264. Savulescu, J Ethics of enhancement of human beings, Tokyo University, 29 June 2005
265. Savulescu, J Cloning and stem cell research, Kyoto University 28 June 2005
266. Savulescu, J Cloning and identity, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Psychiatry dept 20th June 2005
267. Savulescu, J. The Ethics of Human Enhancement, Australian Society for Medical Research Lectures
in each of Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Melbourne, June 4-10 2005.
268. Savulescu, J. Legitimate and illegitimate enchancements, where to draw the line, Sports Ethics
Conference.Stockholm. 22nd to 24th May 2005
269. Savulescu, J., November 19 2004 Human Enhancement and the Human Spirit: Lessons From
Performance Enhancement in Sport, 2004 Oxford-Uehiro-Carnegie Council Conference in New York
on 2How Can Human Nature Be Ethically Improved”, November 18 – 19 2004
270. Savulescu, J Why we are morally obliged to genetically enhance our children. First International
Conference on Ethics, Science and Moral Philosophy of Assisted Human Reproduction, 30 Sept – 1
Oct, 2004, the Royal Society, London.
271. Savulescu J., Giordano S. The Trouble with Shared Ethical Principles: Fiction, Science and Science
Fiction workshop, Madiera, 3-6 Jun 2004.
272. Savulescu J. The Argument in Favour of Selecting Disabled Children, Symposium on Disability and
Genetics. Galway 10-12 Mar 2004.
273. Savulescu J. The Kester Brown Lecture: Cloning, Human Animal Chimeras, Transgenesis and the
Threat to Humanity: Implications for Anaesthetic Practice, ASA and NZSA Combined Scientific
Congress, Melbourne, Oct 2003.
274. Savulescu J. ES Cells and Cloning Regulation in Public Domain, University of Taiwan Medical School,
Jun 29 2003
275. Savulescu J. Embryonic Stem Cells, Central University of Taiwan, Jun 24 2003
276. Savulescu J. Embryo Experimentation, European Academy, Nov 9 2002
277. Savulescu J. Embryo Research. Tokyo University, Japan, 6 Jun 2003
278. Savulescu J. Death, Us and Our Bodies. Takamatsu University, Japan, 3 Jun 2003
279. Savulescu J. Embryonic Stem Cells. University of Stockholm, 22 May 2003
280. Savulescu J. Embryonic Stem Cell Lottery. University of Lund, 19 May 2003
281. Savulescu J. Genetic testing and boxing. University of Stockholm, 23 May 2003
282. Savulescu J. Chimeras and Transgenesis. University of Lund, Philosophy Society, 19 May 2003
283. Savulescu J. Ethical Issues in Creating Stem Cell Donors. Transplant Society of Australia and New
Zealand, 6 April 2003
284. Savulescu J. Stem Cells. Eurostem Bilboa Mar 6-10 2003
285. Savulescu J. Embryonic Stem Cells. University of Tokyo, Japan, 8 Oct 2002
286. Savulescu J. End of Life. Saga University, Japan, 7 Oct 2002
287. Savulescu J. End of Life. University of Kyoto, Japan, 4 Oct 2002
288. Savulescu J. Embryonic Stem Cells, Hastings Center Conference, Oxford, 4 Sep 2002
289. Savulescu J. A rational analysis of eugenics: What is defensible and what is not. HUGO Asia Pacific
Conference, Shanghai, 20-22 Oct 2000
290. Savulescu J. Should we test for “genes for criminality”? Center for Human Values Special Seminar,
Princeton University, 4 Oct 2000
291. Savulescu J. Blood ties: the Values of Genetic Relatedness. Conference on Ethical Issues arising from
New Techniques in Human Reproduction, Oxford, 23 Sep 2000
292. Savulescu J. Procreative Beneficence: Why we should select the best. Plenary Session, London,
19-21 Sep 2000
293. Savulescu J. Psychiatric Advance Directives. Invited Lecture, Maudsley Hospital, London, 20 Sep
294. Savulescu J. Bioethics research and education in Australia. Bioethics Conference, University of
Taiwan, Taiwan, 26-29 Jun 2000
295. Savulescu J. Sex selection. Bioethics Conference, University of Taiwan, Taiwan, 26-29 Jun 2000
296. Savulescu J. Medical technology and the limits of the law. Bioethics Conference, University of Taiwan,
Taiwan, 26-29 Jun 2000
297. Savulescu J. Predictive genetic testing in children. Ethics and the Transformation of Medicine,
Hastings Centre, Oxford, 17-18 Sep 1999
298. “Ethical Issues in Stem Cell Transplantation in the Storage Disorders” to the Correction of Genetic
Diseases by Transplantation Society, June 18-20, 1999, Minneapolis.
299. Ethical Issues in the Leukodystrophies. Invited international presentation to the United
Leukodystrophy Foundation Conference, Dekalb, Illinois, July23, 1998
International Association of Bioethics, “Cloning as a Source of Tissue for Transplantation”, November
Other National Conference Presentations
300. Savulescu, J., The Place of Values and Ethics in Medicine, Carnegie- Uehiro- Oxford Conference on
Medical Ethics, Oxford, 11 December 2008
301. Savulescu J., Panel on Making Medicines Accessible for All: The Health Impact Fund, Pgge and
Hollis Workshop, Oxford, 29 November 2008
302. Savulescu, J., Ethical Decision Making, 21st Century Leaders, 12 November, Templeton College,
303. Savulescu, J, Current Ethical Dilemmas: A Rational Approach, SABMiller Engaging with the Future
Conference, 29 September, Trinity College, Oxford
304. Savulescu, J, Fair Prices in Medical Ethics, The Ethical Status of the Market, University of Reading, 6
305. Savulescu, J., the Moral Imperative to Enhance Human Beings, Eton College Philosophical Society,
Eton College, 1 May 2008
306. Savulescu, J., Engaging with the Future, SABMiller : Emerging Ethical Dilemmas, 14 April 2008
307. Savulescu, J., The Moral Obligation to Enhance Human Beings, Lent Lecture Series, King’s College
London, London, 31 January 2008
308. Savulescu, J., Love, Drugs and Marriage- The Chemicals Between Us, St Cross Seminar Series, St
Cross College, 23 January 2008
309. Savulescu, J., The Perils of Cognitive Enhancement and the Urgent Imperative to Enhance the Moral
Character of Humanity, James martin 21 Century School Advanced research Seminar Series, Oxford,
22 January 2008
310. Savulescu, J. The Use of performance enhancing drugs in sport, in particular, the forthcoming Olympic
Games, St Cross Winter Drinks, London, 28 November 2007
311. Savulescu, J., Genetic Enhancement : From Supermouse to Superman, 21st Century School Seminar
Series, Oxford, November 15, 2007
312. Savulescu, J., Response to Professor Biggar on ‘Should We Commit Medical Killing ?’, Theology
Society Graduate Event, Oxford, October 30 2007
313. Savulescu, J., Keynote, Drugs in Sport Symposium, 5 October 2007, Liverpool John Moores, UK
314. Savulescu, J. Presentation at ENHANCE Final conference, Shirehampton, 27 – 28 September 2007,
315. Savulescu, J., Enhancement Technologies, 4th Annual Oxford Capital Partners Conference, 18
September 2007, Oxford, UK
316. Savulescu, J., Counselling/Ethics Panel, British Human Genetics Conference, 17 September 2007,
317. Savulescu, J. Discussion Panel, Human Persons and the God of Nature, Sophia Europa Conference,
5 September 2007, Oxford ,UK
318. Savulescu, J. The Case of Performance Enhancement in Sport Genetics and Social Justice
Conference, University of Oxford (Program on Ethics of the New Biosciences and Department of
Politics and International Relations),3 July 2007
319. Savulescu, J. Said Business School, University of Oxford, presentation to SABMiller One Week
Programme on ethics and stem cell research, 20 June 2007
320. Savulescu, J.: “A Welfarist Account of Disability” University of Manchester Disability Conference,
University of Manchester, .13 May 2007
321. Savulescu, J. Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona: Ad
hoc talk for the “Bioethics” Undergraduate course, 10 May 2007
322. Savulescu, J., Human Enhancement, Royal Institution, London, November 23, 2006
323. Savulescu, J., Biomedical Ethics, Balliol College, October 12 2006
324. Savulescu, J., Stem Cells: Science, Policy, Ethics and Ambition, Keble College Alumni Event,
University of Oxford, 24 June 2006
325. Savulescu, J Stem Cell Research: The Ethical Issues, Stem Cell Research in a Nutshell Oxford 8th
326. Savulescu, J Overview of current work on human enhancement, James Martin School Open Day Said
Bus School, Oxford 20th February 2006
327. Savulescu, J Williams on the Human Prejudice Oxford Faculty of Philosophy Moral Philosophy
Seminar University of Oxford 6th February 2006
328. Savulescu, J The ethics of biological modification of human beings, Herbert Spencer Lecture,
University of Oxford 4th November 2005
329. Savulescu J. Human-Animal Chimeras, Transgenesis and the Threat to Humanity, Keele University, 9
September 2003 (invited lecture)
330. Savulescu, J. Public Interest in Reproduction, at Public Health, Ethical Theory and Public Goods,
Cambridge University, July 12, 2004.
331. Savulescu J. Justifiable Coercion in Reproduction: Weighing Public Interest vs Liberty at the Centre for
Global Ethics, University of Birmingham, June 12, 2004 (invited lecture).
332. Savulescu J. Why We Should Allow People Deliberately to Create Disabled Children. Chosen
Children: Reproductive Decision-making and the Welfare of Children Conference. London, 25 Nov
333. Savulescu J. Is transgenesis and the creation of human-nonhuman chimeras a threat to our humanity?
European Science Foundation conference 'Science & Human Values' to be held at Harris Manchester
College Oxford from 11-14 September 2003.
334. Savulescu J. What Should We Say?, Festspiel for Alastair Campbell, Bristol 1 August 2003
335. Savulescu J. Human Values: Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Cloning Human Beings, Harris
Manchester College, Oxford 11-14 Sep 2003
336. Savulescu J. Animal Experimentation. British Academy, 7 Feb 2003
337. Savulescu J. Embryo Experimentation, European Academy, London, Dec 9, 2002.
338. Savulescu J, Beyond Bristol, QE II, London, 8 Nov 2002
339. Savulescu J. Ethics and Cloning in Popular Film, Breaking the Code Symposium by Murdoch
Childrens Research Institute and Centre for Law and Genetics Symposium, 29 Nov 2002
340. Savulescu J. Against Fudging A Solution to the Stem Cell Debate. Breaking the Code Symposium by
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Centre for Law and Genetics Symposium, 28 Nov 2002,
341. Savulescu J. Embryonic Stem Cells. University of Manchester, Nov 2002 (invited lecture)
342. Savulescu J. Against Fudging A Solution to the Stem Cell Debate Embryonic Stem Cell Lottery,
International Association of Bioethics World Congress, Brazil, 31 Oct 2002
343. Savulescu J. Human Cloning – Why we must facilitate therapeutic cloning and embryonic stem cell
research. Human Genome Research: How Far Should We Go? Third Menzies Alumni Symposium.
The Menzies Foundation in Association with MCRI. 13 Oct 2000.
344. Savulescu J. Ethics and Human Genetics. Public Science Symposium, Gene CRC, 8 June 2000
345. Savulescu J. Genetic issues in colo-rectal cancer. Annual Meeting (conference), Royal Australian
College of Surgeons, 11 May 2000
346. Savulescu J. Refusal of treatment. Annual Meeting (conference), Royal Australian and New Zealand
College of Anaesthetists, 10 May 2000
347. Savulescu J. Sex, Brains and Criminality, Should we regulate access to genetic tests for behaviour?
Regulating Human Genetics, University of Tasmania, 27 Nov 2000
348. Savulescu J. The role of cost-effectiveness in making medical decisions. Medico-Legal-Ethical
Symposium/Biennial Training, Australian College of Dermatologists, 18 Nov 2000
349. Savulescu J. Ethical Issues in Access. Bisphosphonates in osteogenesis imperfecta, MCRI,
Melbourne, 25 Aug 2000
350. Savulescu J. Should gay couples and single women have access to assisted reproduction? Public
Forum: The Great IVF Debate, MCRI, Melbourne, 14 Aug 2000
351. Savulescu J. Research Ethics Committees. Dean’s Lecture Special Ethics Symposium, University of
Melbourne, 21 Jul 2000
352. Savulescu J. Facilitating Ethical Review of Multicentre Research. Joint States/Commonwealth
Research Issues Forum, 10 July 2000
353. Savulescu J. Medical Technologies and the Limits of Law. Australian Institute of Health Law and
Ethics and Australian Association of Bioethics, 5-9 Jul 2000
354. Savulescu J. (1) Sex Selection; (2) Principles of Ethics; (3) Discriminatory and eugenic practices in
prenatal diagnosis; (4) respondent to case discussion. Australian Association of Obstetrical and
Gynaecological Ultrasonologists Conference, Sydney, 14-17 Oct 1999
355. Savulescu J. Frontiers in Genetics. Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists, 27th Annual
Scientific Conference, Melbourne, 5-9 Oct 1999
356. Ethical Issues in Evidence-Based Medicine”, Evidence Based Medicine Summit, April 29-30, Sydney,
Conferences Organised and Presentations
357. 10 – 12 December 2008, Carnegie-Uehiro-Oxford Conference, Oxford, UK
358. 9 December 2008, Global Governance, Oxford, UK
359. 26, 27 and 3 November, Uehiro Lecture Series: Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture and War, Oxford,
360. 9 – 11 April 2008, Hinxton 2008: Science, Ethics and Policy Challenges of Pluripotent Stem Cell-
Derived Gametes, Hinxton, Cambridge
361. 11 March 2008, Oxford Harvard Video Link Ethics, Biotechnology, and the Future of Human Nature,
362. 11 March 2008, Oxford- Manchester Moral Science- Science, Ethics and Innovation Workshop, Work
in Progress Workshop, Oxford
363. Organised ‘Oxford Harvard Applied Ethics Lecture Series’ First Speaker Frederick Schauer, Harvard
University, Hilary term 2008
364. 10 – 12 December 2007, International Workshop on Genethics in East Asian and Western Contexts,
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
365. 6 – 8 December 2007, International Workshop on Human Nature and Bioethics, City University of
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
366. 19-20 March 2007 -“Re-engineering Human Biology: What should be the ethical and legal limits?”
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA.
367. 27-28 March 2007 - Oxford University ENHANCE Workshop: “Enhancing Cognition: Ethics, Regulation
and European Policy. University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.
368. 29-30 March 2007 - Stockholm University ENHANCE Workshop: “Enhancing Physical Capacities:
Ethics, Regulation and European Policy”. University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.
369. Savulescu, J., Stem Cells: Science, Policy, Ethics and Ambition, Keble College Alumni Event,
University of Oxford, 24 June 2006.Savulescu, J., Procreative beneficence and the social construction
of disability: the nature of the moral obligation to have the best child, Workshop on Ethics and
Genetics, Bioethical Commission of Valdese Church Board, Torino, October 6, 2006.
370. Savulescu, J., and Sandberg, A., Intelligence and Happiness, International Association of Bioethics, 8th
World Congress, Beijing, August 6 – 9, 2006.
371. Savulescu, J., and Sandberg, A., Prenatal Modifications, International Association of Bioethics, 8th
World Congress, Beijing, August 6 – 9, 2006.
372. Savulescu, J., Payment for organs, Plenary Session at ANZAC Annual Scientific Meeting, 17 August
373. Savulescu, J., What is an Enhancement, and When Should We Enhance People?, ENHANCE
Workshop, Beijing, a part of the IAB Bioethics 8th World Congress, 5 August 2006.
374. Savulescu, J Why we should allow drugs in sport. Should we Allow Performance Enhancing Drugs in
Sport? University of Princeton, USA 14th December 2005.
375. Savulescu, J The New Genetics and the New (Obligatory) Eugenics, Ethical issues in population
health, Harvard University 19th November 2005.
376. Savulescu, J., Priority Setting in the Allocation of Treatment, Symposium at the ANZAC Annual
Scientific Meeting, 18 August 2006.
377. Savulescu, J Stem Cell Research: The Ethical Issues: Stem Cell Research in a Nutshell, Oxford 8th
378. Savulescu, J Overview of current work on human enhancement: James Martin School Open Day Said
Bus School, Oxford 20th February 2006.
379. Savulescu, J Williams on the Human Prejudice Oxford Faculty of Philosophy Moral Philosophy
Seminar University of Oxford 6th February 2006.
380. Savulescu, J The ethics of biological modification of human beings, Herbert Spencer Lecture,
University of Oxford 4th November 2005.
381. Savulescu, J. , Human Reproductive Cloning and genetic enhancement, Presentation, Designing
Human Life, Imperial, London, 30/03/2006.
382. Savulescu, J. , Procreative Beneficience and the New Eugenics, Video Conference with Harvard,
Ethics, Biotechnology and the Future of Human Nature, Oxford/ Harvard, 20/03/2006.
383. Savulescu, J. , Fairer- Plenary, Plenary Session, James Martin institute World Forum 2006
Tomorrow's People: The Challenges of Technologies for Life Extension and Enhancement, University
of Oxford, 16/03/2006.
384. Savulescu, J. , Methodology in Applied Ethics, Presentation, Big Issues for Humanity Advanced
Methodology Workshop, University of Oxford, 13/03/2006.
385. Savulescu, J. , Stem Cell Research: The Ethical Issues, Presentation, Stem Cell Research In Nutshell,
Oxford/ Harvard, 08/03/2006.
386. Savulescu, J. , Chair of sessions, Transnational Cooperation in Stem Cell Research, Cambridge UK,
387. Savulescu, J. , Overview of current work on human enhancement, Presentation, James Martin School
Open Day, University of, 20/02/2006.
388. Savulescu, J. , Moderated a session, Moderator, Oxford Uehiro/ Carnegie Conference Oxford.
Information Ethics: Agents: Artefacts and New Cultural perspectives, University of Oxford,
389. Savulescu, J. , The New Genetics and the New Obligatory Eugenics, Presentation, Ethical Issues in
Population Health, Harvard University, 19/11/2005.
390. The Ethics of Commodifying the Environment, Oxford, Forthcoming September 2007.
391. Ethics and Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Forthcoming January 2007.
392. ENHANCE: The Ethics of Human Enhancement, IAB Satellite Conference, 8th World Congress of
Bioethics, Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, China, August 5, 2006
393. Oxford ENHANCE workshop on Cognitive Enhancement, Oxford, 4 May 2006
394. Transational Cooperation in Stem Cell research Cambridge, UK 22 – 25th February 2006
395. Uehiro/Carnegie Joint Conference on Information Ethics, Information Ethics: Agents, Artefacts and
New Cultural Perspectives Oxford 8/9 Dec 2005
396. Oxford- Uehiro-Carnegie Council Joint Conference ‘How Can Human Nature Be Ethically Improved?
New York, 18 – 19 November 2004
397. Methods in Medical Ethics: A Festpiel for Raanan Gillon, Oxford 17 October 2003
398. Uehiro/Carnegie Joint Conference on the Ethics of the Environment, Oxford November 2003
399. Beyond Bristol, QE II, London, 8 Nov 2002 (with BMJ)
400. Human Genome Research: How Far Should We Go? Third Menzies Alumni Symposium. The Menzies
Foundation in association with MCRI. 11-13 Oct 2000.
401. Launch of the Common Application Form. Dept. of Human Services. 1 Sep 2000.
402. Great IVF Debate: Gay/Single Access to IVF Public Forum. AIHLE. 14 Aug 2000.
403. “Reducing Conflict in Clinical Practice” 27th November, 1996. Half-day workshop for health care
professionals covering informed consent, negligence, medical mishap, advocacy and conflict.
404. “Resuscitation Decisions” March 11, 1997. Half-day workshop for health care professionals covering
do-not-resuscitate decisions, advance directives, quality of life.
405. “Educating Clinicians to Promote Evidence-Based Patient Choice” March 13, 1997. A one day
workshop for clinicians involved in teaching elements of evidence-based medicine, communications
skills or ethics to health care professionals. Sponsored by the Anglia and Oxford Research and
406. “Values, Evidence and Patient Choice” March 17, 1997. A one day workshop for senior managers and
clinicians in District General Hospitals in the Anglia and Oxford Region. Sponsored by the Anglia and
Oxford Research and Development Programme
Seminar Series/ Lectures Organised
1. Leverhulme Lectures (Walter Sinnott-Armstrong), Hilary term 2009
2. Leverhulme Lectures (Allen Buchanan), Oxford, Hilary Term 2009
3. St Cross Special Ethics Seminar Series, St Cross College, Oxford. Michaelmas Term 2007- Hilary
Term 2009. Series of public seminars on ethical issues
4. James Martin Advanced Research Seminar Series. Ongoing. Oxford.
5. Annual Uehiro Lecture Series. Ongoing. Oxford.
6. Savulescu J, Douglas TM. Submission to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics regarding the forensic uses
of bioinformation. 29 January, 2007
7. Savulescu, J Foddy, B Submission to the Legislation Review Committee on the prohibition of Human
Cloning Act 2002 and the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 August 2005
8. Savulescu,J Foddy, B The new gods: ethics in the next decades Australian Life Scientist Apr 2005
9. Savulescu, J, Foddy, B Comment: Sports Ethics – an Anthology Br J Sports Med 39(9) Forthcoming.
10. Savulescu, J Foddy, B. Comment: Genetic test available for sports performance Br J Sports Med.
11. Savulescu J. “Research on Dependent Populations” contribution to Operations Manual for Human
Research Ethics Committees in Australia, NHMRC/AHEC.
12. Hodgson J, Henry A, Metcalfe S, Sahhar M, Savulescu J. Autonomy and Decision making in Genetic
counselling, Journal of Medical Genetics, 2000; 37(Supp II)
13. Savulescu, J. What is Good Applied Philosophy? Vision 1999; 9:25-6
14. VCGS inc Savulescu, J. Genetics and clinical practice – Part II, Australian Doctor, 1999 Sep, I-VIII
15. Savulescu, J. Should we clone human beings? Cloning as Source of Tissue for Transplantation ,
Australian Rationalist 1999; 50:10-9.
16. Savulescu J, The ethics of Enhancement of Human Beings
17. Savulescu, J., Kerin, J., Parker, M. Blood Ties: The Value of Genetic Relatedness, submitted to Griffin,
J. (Ed) Ethics in Reproduction (title to be confirmed), proposed.
12 February 2009. Where Next for Human Evolution? MSN Online Quotes Prof Savulescu
14 December. The Dilemma of Pills that Boost Brain Power, The Toronto Star, Report on debate given at
Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting November 08. http://www.thestar.com/News/article/553476
3 December 2008. Spotless Minds. ABC Unleashed Opinion Piece by Anders Sandberg, Julian Savulescu,
20 November 2008. 5 Minute Tute: The Right to Die, Cherwell (oxford Student paper). Interview
12 November, Breeding Perfect Babies, ABC Unleashed Opinion Piece,
27 October 2008, Death Fiction and Taking Organs from the Living, ABC Unleashed Opinion Piece with Dominic
06 October 2008, Abortion Bill’s Rights Breach, The Age, Quotes Julian Savulescu
6 October 2008, Abortion Bill’s Rights Breach, Brisbane Times, Quotes Julian Savulescu
29 September 2008, Enough Rope, Interview with Andrew Denton, ABC TV http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/
05 October 2008, The Edge of Ethics, JS Interview with Peder Zane, Raleigh News & Observer newspaper in North
05 September 2008, Abortion is No Place for the Law, Online Opinion Piece for ABC Unleashed
01 September 2008, Radio interview on Australian abortion reform, mytalk.com.au, 6PR Perth, Fairfax Radio
01 September 2008, Flaws in Abortion Reform, Says Don, The Australian
01 September 2008, Baby the Wrong Gender? Abort it, Says Expert, The Australian.
Savulescu, J., Letter responding to 'Bolt Can Become Greatest Sprinter Ever', in Evening Standard. 2008:
15 August 2008, The Right to a Level Playing Field, Radio Netherlands World Wide. Quotes Prof Savulescu on
Drugs in Sport. And Radio Netherlands Worldwide Podcast interviewing JS on Drugs in Sport
10 August 2008, Changing the Nature of Human Beings, Sydney Morning Herald, Interview on human
7 August 2008, Savulescu, J. and W. Ingdahl, Synen på dopning behöver förnyas, in GÖTEBORGS-POSTEN
04 August, Science Weekly: magic, the brain and doping at the Olympics, Guardian.co.uk Podcast
30 July 2008, Ein Verbot von Doping funktioniert nicht, Tages Anzeiger. Interview with Professor Savulescu on
Drugs in Sport
19 July 2008, Let Them Take Drugs: The Safe Ones, The Times. Interview with Julian Savulescu on Drugs in
TBC July, The Fifth Freedom, Opinion Piece on abortion, Roger Short, Lachalan de Crespigny and Julian
Savulescu. Submitted to ‘The Age’
29 June, Appearance on Jack FM, Sunday Morning Show to discuss Oxford Neuroethics Centre
27 June 2008, Who Cheats? Our Survey on Deceit, Wall Street Journal,
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121448862810107085.html. Quotes Professor Savulescu.
26 June 2008, Wellcome Trust Finances Neuroethics, Charities Aid Foundation.
http://www.cafonline.org/Default.aspx?page=15736, Quotes Prof Savulescu.
24 June 2008, Radio interview on the Wellcome Centre for Neuroethics and the AHRC grant on Science and
Religion, Fox FM
22 June 2008, Live radio debate defining death on ‘Sunday Sequence’, BBC Radio Ulster
30 April 2008, Unfair May Be Fair as Genetics Conflate Steroids (Correct), Bllomberg.com quoted extensively from
interview with Aaron Kuriloff http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601079&sid=afCYrPjlxsa0&refer=home
Media Relating to Hinxton Conference, 9 – 11 April 2008.
Stem cell advances could help childless couples, Guardian, 15 April 2008 http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/
Artficial sperm and eggs 'may be created in the next five years', Daily Mail, 14 April 2008,
Sperm and eggs from stem cells 'in 15 years', TimesOnline, 15 April 2008,
'Limit' to lab egg and sperm use, BBCNews, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7346535.stm
Scientists warn over 'interference', PressAssociation, 14 April 2008,
Same sex couples could create children, Telegraph, 15 April 2008, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?
12 March 2008, The Moral Maze, ‘Whose Baby Is it Anyway’, BBC Radio 4, Expert witness.
11 March 2008, Tamil Star . Com, Is It Wrong to Select a Deaf Embryo?, Quotes Professor Julian Savulescu http://
10 March 2008, Interview with BBC journalist to discuss selection of deaf embryos. Quoted in ‘’Is It Wrong to Select
a Deaf Embryo’, 10 March 2008 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7287508.stm
15 February 2008, Interview on Drugs in Sport, BBC South Today (TV)
28 January 2008, Late Term Abortion: A Life and Death Debate Melbourne Herald Sun, opinion piece in response
to Lachlan de Crespigny and Julian Savulescu’s article When Mums Come First (23 January, Melbourne Herald
27 January 2008, Game of Life, The Age, Article on stem celles, cloning and human-animal cybrid embryos,
quoting Prof Savulescu
23 January 2008, When Mums Come First, Opinion Piece by Julian Savulescu and Lachlan De Crespigny, Herald
21 January 2008, More Debate Coverage, Free Market News Network- report on Intelligence Squared Debate on
performance enhancing drugs in sport http://www.freemarketnews.com/Linked-Commentary.asp?nid=9241
20 January 2008, Debating Drug Use in Sport, Charleston Daily Mail, report on Intelligence Squared Debate on
performance enhancing drugs in sport, http://www.dailymail.com/Sports/200801200275
20 January 2008, Women Carrying Ill Foetuses Denied Abortions, Herald Sun- report on Julian Savulescu and
Lachlan De Crespigny’s article in Medical Journal of Australia, Pregnant Women with Foetal Abnormalities: The
Forgotten people in the Abortion Debate’, Issue 188, pp 100 – 102
20 January 2008, Women With Ill Foetuses Denied Abortions,News.com.au (Reuters)- report on Julian Savulescu
and Lachlan De Crespigny’s article in Medical Journal of Australia, Pregnant Women with Foetal Abnormalities:
The Forgotten people in the Abortion Debate’, Issue 188, pp 100 – 102
20 January 2008, Women With Ill Foetuses Denied Abortions, Yahoo News (Associated Press)- report on Julian
Savulescu and Lachlan De Crespigny’s article in Medical Journal of Australia, Pregnant Women with Foetal
Abnormalities: The Forgotten people in the Abortion Debate’, Issue 188, pp 100 – 102
19 January 2008, Intellectual Juicing, The American Spectator, report on Intelligence Squared Debate on
performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport January 2008.
19 January 2008, Public Affairs: Intelligence Squared Brings Oxford Union Debating to the land of Loudmouths,
The Globe and Mail USA, report on Intelligence Squared Debate on performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport
16 January 2008, Intelligence Squared Debate Audience Agrees with Dick Pound, Dale Murphy and George
Michael to Keep Steroid Ban in Sports: But Pro-Steroid Arguments Sway Large Segment of Voters at First Debate
of Spring 2008 Season, Intelligence Squared News release, http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?
6 January 2008, ABC Background Briefing, Edited version of Julian Savulescu’s Sydney Ideas Lecture, ‘Stronger,
Smarter, Nicer Humans’ (Radio). Online at http://www.abc.net.au/rn/backgroundbriefing/stories/2008/2122476.htm
January 2008, Oxford Interactions: Debate in the Public Domain Promotes Rational Decisions(Interview with Julian
Savulescu), Oxford Blueprint Magazine
1 November 2007, Interview with Finlo Rohrer for BBC Online article ‘The Mystery Sage’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/
25 October 2007, Interview with John Kron for Australian Doctor, details to follow.
23 September 2007, Debate on Drugs in Sport, CBC News on Sunday,
28 February 2009, Savulescu, J., submission to Australian Human Rights Commission on "Freedom of Religion
and Belief in the 21st Century"
7 November 2007, Savulescu, J., and De Crespigny, L., submission to The Victorian Law Reform Commission: The
Law on Abortion
7 July 2007, Presentation to Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit- discussion paper on ‘Cloning, Stem Cell Research and
Savulescu, J. 19 January 2007, Oxford on Policy Delivery Seminar "Ethics in Policy Delivery": OxfordUniversity
Department for Continuing Education and the National School for Government
Savulescu, J., Submitted Evidence on Human Enhancement technologies in Sport to the Science and Technology
Committee, House of Commons, London, 21 June 2006
2009- Board of Director of Neuroethics Society
2008- Member of Neuroethics Society Executive Committee
2008- Member of Steering Committee for Hinxton Group. Organised conference (9 – 11 April 2008) and consensus
statement: Science, Ethics and Policy Challenges of Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Gametes, and media comment.
2008- Advisory input for "Mapping Biomedical Knowledge", a project using knowledge mapping/argument
visualisation to engage a variety of public audiences around the issues raised by transhumanism and use of
primates in research.
2008- Member of Network in Synthetic Biology- RoSBNet brings together people working in Synthetic and Systems
Biology as well as systems/control, electrical, chemical and computer engineers, physicists and mathematicians to
address the theoretical and practical challenges of designing new robust biological networks or modifying already
existing ones, which have to function inside uncertain biological environments, all the way from parts to whole
systems. The network will focus on the ethical, societal and economical concerns that are raised by advances in
Synthetic Biology, aiming to create a fruitful discussion on how such concerns can be balanced by the potential
usefulness of the many applications, such as environmental cleanup, fuel generation and healthcare. The objective
is to transfer knowledge and develop a fruitful discussion and cross-fertilization of ideas on modelling, analysis,
design and construction of synthetic biological networks creating a mobility and communication between
control/electrical/computer engineering, biology, mathematics and the social sciences as well as with Industry. The
goal is to create a cohesive community that can respond effectively to research challenges, funding opportunities
and international activities. http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/control/sysos/index.php/RoSBNet. Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences Research Council
2007- Founder member of the Oxford Bioethics Network, to form collaboration with Ethox, Oxford future of
Humanity Institute, the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Programme on the Ethics of the New
Biosciences. Funded by the John Fell Fund..
2008- Forged collaboration with the Institute for Science Ethics and Innovation at Manchester, which is chaired by
John Sulston FRS and Nobel Laureat 2002, to allow the sharing of work in progress through regular seminars and
a joint conference.
2007- Steering Committee for Oxford Centre for Study of Children’s Wellbeing and Development. PI Laurence
Brockliss (History Faculty). Prepared funding application to James Martin 21 Century School 2007 round.
Significant Contributions to the Field
My major contribution has been volume of contribution, breadth of discipline and significance of impact. I have
produced over 100 publications in a short academic career (10 years post-doctoral), not including over 200
associated media appearances (radio and TV) and publications (newspaper). I have published in such diverse and
important journals as the British Medical Journal, Lancet, Medical Journal of Australia, New Scientist, Journal of
Medical Ethics, Bioethics, Human Reproduction, Philosophy, Psychology and Psychiatry, American Journal of
Bioethics, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Cambridge Health Care Quarterly and British Journal of Sports
Medicine. My most significant contribution to field as both a doctor and a philosopher has been to bring an
accessible analytic philosophical approach to medical ethics. I have written on a wide range of topics including end
of life decision making, autonomy and informed consent, confidentiality, distributive justice, clinical ethics, and
research ethics. My book, co-authored with Tony Hope and Judith Hendrick, Medical Ethics and Law: The Core
Curriculum, is the benchmark for medical ethics, at least in the UK and Australia.
Another significant contribution has been the range of disciplines into which I have introduced ethics. I have
published not only in bioethics and philosophy journals, but in general and specialist medical, scientific and legal
journals. An important feature of my contribution has been to support others in developing an interest and skill in
identifying and analyzing ethical issues. I have co-authored articles with students, doctors, genetic counsellors,
lawyers, scientists and lay people. I have written for academic journals and the popular media, ensuring the widest
discussion of ethical issues.
I was Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics between 2001-4. This is the highest impact journal (impact factor 1.7)
in medical ethics. I introduced radical changes to the Journal (numbers in brackets refer to my publications )
making its contribution more analytic, more relevant to practice more accessible with deeper areas of specialization
(clinical ethics, research ethics, global ethics, etc). Through the Editorship, I established a philosophy for
publication of medical ethics research and improved its quality. I have also sought to review and publish that
performance. This has had an indirect but significant effect on the field of medical ethics. This period established
me as one of the world leaders in medical ethics and changed the way medical ethics research is done.
Part of my vision for research and publication has been outlined while I was Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics.
The distinct feature of my approach has been to use good analytic philosophy to make a real difference to people’s
behaviour. The characteristic features of my evolving approach that characterize its significance are:
• Issues-based: Many papers are based on a particular topical issue (e.g., payment of research subjects
), controversy (e.g., the Olivieri case or the Bristol cardiac surgery scandal ), case (death of a
volunteer in a gene therapy trial, death of a healthy volunteer in an asthma study) or problem to
ensure relevance and topicality. These issues are sometimes brought forward to the public eye or to
an ethics committee (e.g., a public report into discrimination against children with Down syndrome
needing heart surgery; the issue of assisted reproduction for couples where one partner has HIV
brought to the ethics committee of the Royal Women’s Hospital) .
• New Discoveries or Advances in Science or Medicine: Some papers have dealt with a new discovery
or advance. For example, my paper on sex selection stimulated great public debate because it
identified for the first time in Australia preimplantation genetic diagnosis being used for sex selection
purposes and situated this within a broader context of selection of human beings for non-medical
• Public reports or consultations: Several papers have been solicited or unsolicited response to a public
report or consultation to ensure healthy debate (e.g., a recent paper on health services for illegal
immigrants which also served as a submission to a government health consultation; my paper on
cloning was used as evidence in the cloning enquiry )
• Law: Several papers have been aimed at changing legislation (e.g., creating stem cell donors using
assisted reproduction; allowing embryonic stem cell research)
• Future oriented: I have worked with scientists to analyse not only current radical developments in
science also but possible imminent and distant developments (e.g., the future of sexual reproduction;
the creation of human-nonhuman chimeras)
• Theoretical: Some of my work has been theoretical addressing fundamental questions about which
principles should govern practice (e.g. the principle which I first described of Procreative Beneficence
in reproduction ; consequentialist and contractarian defence of the imposition of risk; theories of
reasons for action ).
• Public Interest: Many of the pieces I have written have caused significant media debate (e.g., sex
selection; discrimination against children with Down syndrome; creation of chimeras; legalizing
performance enhancement in sport).
• Ethics Committees: I have written many pieces aimed directly at improving the quality of the review of
My methodological approach is characterized by the following features:
• Applying analytic philosophy to dilemmas in bioethics and biomedicine to yield practical
• Following the implications for metaethical debates for applied ethics and translating advances in
metaethics and other areas of philosophy into applied ethics.
• Developing a deeper understanding of the philosophical underpinnings and metaethical bases of
2) Practical Ethics: Practical ethics, as I conceive it, has 2 main functions:
• Creating certainty in the face of unjustified uncertainty. In many practical dilemmas, there are often
several options with no clear way forward. Good philosophical analysis can provide arguments which
speak in favour of one option, providing a way forward.
• Creating uncertainty in the face of unjustified certainty. In other cases, there is confidence in one
particular way forward, yet the weight of argument does not support that option. Good analysis can
identify a number of acceptable options and provide arguments for and against each.
3) Empirical Research: Some research has involved empirical examination of practice or attitudes which is relevant
to resolution of an ethical issue (e.g. documenting predictive testing in children, attitudes of professionals to late
termination of pregnancy, evaluating professional attitudes to make high cost drugs available to patients who can
pay ). Collaborating with others in the medical and social sciences to conduct empirical research relevant to
dilemmas in applied ethics.
• Collaboration with Philosophers – I have collaborated with a number of pre-eminent bioethicists such
as Ingmar Persson and John Harris.
• Interdisciplinary Collaboration - I extensively collaborate with researchers from other disciplines to give
a multiperspective analysis of a problem, including lawyers doctors, scientists. This ensures that the
analysis is relevant, based on good science or medicine and stimulates a model of ethics as
constructive, not obstructive. In this way, I try to change medicine and science from the inside.
5) Analysis of human experience: I have also employed personal experience as a topic for analysis, in a narrative
In summary, my contribution has been: (1) significant in terms of volume and impact; (2) extremely broad in
subjects and approaches; (3) evolving a highly distinctive methodology and set of principles; (4) characterized by
wide and inclusive collaboration. I have also had a significant impact on public debate, policy and law.
Leadership. Ability to Build World-Class Research capacity
1) I am currently the first Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford. I
have established and attracted funding for the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, which I direct. It now
consists of Director, Director of Research (Dr David Rodin), Research Fellow (Dr Nick Bostrom) Personal
Assistant (Heather Bradshaw), recent Editorial Assistant (Ruth Coster), 3 Research Associates, 2 D Phil
Students, 1 B Phil Student, 2 undergraduate researchers. We have run numerous international conferences
and the prestigious Uehiro Lectures in Oxford annually. This new lecture series involves 3 lectures given by the
best applied ethicists in the world, accompanied by a book with Oxford University Press. The Uehiro Lecturer is
paid 10,000 pounds. Jonathan Glover was the first Uehiro Lecturer in 2004. We are also a joint host with the
Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education and the Carnegie Council on International Relations of their annual
international conference. The Centre has strengths in medical ethics, ethics of science, transhumanism,
business, war and terror, political philosophy, philosophy of physics, and many others. The Centre has a
number of research projects and joint teaching activities with ETHOX, Oxford’s Centre of Medical Ethics in the
Medical Faculty, the Genetics Knowledge Park and the Ian Ramsay Centre, a theological centre. Outside
Oxford, we have applied for European Funding and closely collaborate with centres of ethics at Manchester,
London, Cambridge and Keele. (See http://www.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk)
2) Editor, Journal of Medical Ethics. As Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics (2001-4), I built a new editorial team,
creating new Associate Editorships in Clinical Ethics, Research Ethics, Genetics, Teaching Ethics, Current
Controversies, Law, Global Ethics, Book Reviews and Essays. This specialisation of the Journal was the most
radical change in its 30 year history. I built a world class team, part of which has now taken over the Editorial
responsibility. I introduced many initiatives, including constructing a web site, creating advanced online
publication, free online access to the featured Editor’s Choice article, invited commentary and debate, increased
global access and publication, and managed a process of online review and access, and free online access to
the developing world.
3) Ethics Program at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Centre for the Study of Health and Society at
the University of Melbourne. I established this as Director in 1998 in collaboration with the Murdoch Institute and
University of Melbourne. I built the program to the stage at which it was internationally recognised. It grew to
include two other lecturers, three research assistants, four doctoral students, around 10 masters students and
over 10 advanced medical science students. We won competitive national grants, provided advice to
government and attracted distinguished international visitors such as Jonathan Glover, John Robertson, Peter
Singer, Sandy McCall-Smith and Derek Morgan.
4) Dual Qualification. I am uniquely placed to lead a research program in ethics in science and medicine because
I have both dual medical and philosophical qualifications. I have a strong medical pedigree, am a respected
doctor and have collaborated with many medical professionals in Australia and UK (see publications). I am also
a philosopher with a PhD in bioethics and currently work within a very large Philosophy Faculty with the largest
ethics complement in the world. I have also worked within a scientific research institute (the Murdoch Childrens
Research Institute) and collaborated closely there with scientists. This combination of qualities makes me
perfectly placed to lead a strong philosophically based program in ethics in medicine and science, which will
have the respect of philosophical, medical and scientific communities.
5) Teaching and Supervision.
Current courses taught: Melbourne University, Law Masters course, “Bioethics from a Philosophical Perspective”
2009; University of Oxford, Faculty of Philosophy, Applied Ethics Graduate Discussion Group 2008; University of
Oxford, Moral and Practical reasoning in Biomedical Contexts, 2008.
Supervision: I have had a strong role nurturing young researchers. My first Ph D student, Ainsley Newson, is
now in charge of ethics at the Genetics Knowledge Park at Imperial College. Under my supervision, my students
have published widely, both in academic journals and in the popular press. I current supervise: D Phil Oxford 2;
Ph D Melbourne 3; B Phil Oxford 1. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate philosophy and medical students. I
have also taught a wide range of medical and scientific professionals, nurses, genetic counselors, and have
developed distance education materials.
Grants Awarded. Current Research Grants:John Fell Fund Award to top up Leverhulme award for Allen
Buchanan Visiting Professorship, £ 13,598 (2009); Leverhulme Visiting Professorship for Allen Buchanan, £28,
845 (2009). Wellcome Trust Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Fellowship for Thomas Douglas
£5377 (2008); AHRC Research grants (Standard) Scheme: Science and Religious Conflict, £571, 412;
Wellcome Trust Biomedical Ethics Strategic Award to establish ‘The Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, £821, 874
(Wellcome Trust 2008- 2012); Leverhulme Visiting Professorship for Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Neuroethics and
Neurolaw), £32, 271 (Leverhulme Trust 2008); Programme on the Ethics of the New Biosciences (James Martin
21st Century School, 2009 – 2012), £530, 000; £105360 for Developing Ethics Provision at the University of
Oxford (John Fell Fund 2008-10) £80,744 for 'Brain Reading & the Privacy of the inner: Neuroethics (John Fell
Fund 2006 – 8); Programme on Ethics of the New Biosciences (James Martin 21st Century School, 2005-8)
£540,883; ENHANCE (European Union 2005-7) £104,250;OXCSOM (part of a $US1.1 million Templeton Grant
2005-7) £94,874; Marie Curie Fellowship 161, 226Euros (2008 – 10), Ethical Aspects of Enhancement and the
Ownership of Biological Material
6) Total grant funding raised 2000-2004: $598,200. 1) Grant No. 5231 Australian Research Council (ARC) Small
Grant, Savulescu J. McCarthy D., "The Devils Offer: The Value of Information About the Time of One's Death",
$10000, 2000; 2) Grant No. 9053 ARC Large Grant, Savulescu J. McCarthy D., "The Devils Offer: The Value of
Non-Medical Information Emerging From the Human Genome Project", $97,000, 2001-3; 3) Grant No. 9066
ARC Large Grant, Savulescu J. Gillam L., "Does Pre-Natal Diagnosis Discriminate Against People With
Disabilities", $119,000, 2001-3; 4) Melbourne University Research and Development Grant Scheme, Savulescu
J. McCarthy, D., "The Non-Identity Problem: Whom to Create When We Can Choose?", $12,000, 2001; 5)
TALMET grant (Melbourne/Monash collaboration), Interactive medical ethics computer based teaching,
Savulescu J. Gillam L. Metcalfe S. Oakley J. Cordner S., $50,000, 2000; 6) Murdoch Childrens Research
Institute Theme Grant, “Disorders of sexual development: a comprehensive and integrated approach to
genetics, clinical management, ethics and education.” Savulescu, J. Sinclair, A. (genetic scientist), Warne, G.
(endocrinologist), Hutson, J. (surgeon), Metcalfe, S. (education). $150,000, 2001-2004; 7) Murdoch Childrens
Research Institute Theme Grant, “Genetic and environmental determinants of psychosocial disorders in youth.”
Savulescu J. Patton G. (epidemiologist), Forrest S. (genetic scientist),Olssen C. (psychologist). $150,000,
2001-2004; 8) British Medical Journal. A Study of Factors Affecting Review and Submission to the Journal of
Medical Ethics, £4000 ($10,200), 2004.
7) Philanthropic Donations. Total philanthropic funding raised 2003-2004: $820,000 (with a further $28 million
possible).9) Lion Fund, Donation to establish the Melbourne-Oxford Stem Cell Collaboration and conduct
research into the ethics of stem cell research. AUD$500,000, 2003-2008; 10) Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and
Education, Donation to support the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, £125,000 (AUD$320,000), 2003.
• 2nd Highest Cited Bioethics article 2006-07: Addiction and autonomy: Can addicted people consent
to the prescription of their drug of addiction?
Bennett Foddy and J. Julian Savulescu
• Successful Leverhulme application for Walter Sinnott-Armstrong as Visiting Professor is only the
second Leverhulme Visiting Professor in Humanities at the University of Oxford since 1999
(Leverhulme reports start in 1999)
• In 2007 most downloaded article on the British Journal of Sports Medicine Website
http://bjsm.bmj.com/misc/topten07.dtl: J Savulescu, B Foddy, and M Clayton (2004) ‘Why we
should allow performance enhancing drugs in sport’ Br. J. Sports Med., Dec; 38: 666 - 670.
Other Evidence of Impact and Major Contributions to the Field
1. Oxford University Press Series Editorship. I will be editor of new series called Issues in Practical Ethics with
Soren Holm and John Harris which will replace the current Issues in Biomedical Ethics.
2. Oxford Uehiro Lectures and Book Series. A flagship of this new series is Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics. I
have obtained £10,000 per year to sponsor a series of 3 prestigious lectures in Oxford and to produce a new book
which is both analytically rigorous yet broadly accessible. This year’s lectures were given by Jonathan Glover on
Ethics of Genetics. I am Series Editor of the Uehiro Lecture Series in Practical Ethics, Oxford University Press
3. Australian Society for Medical Research’s (ASMR) National Lecturer and Medallist. I will be the ASMR’s National
Lecturer and Medallist in 2005 giving lectures in all Australian states as a part of Medical Research Week. This is
an important interface between medical research and the general public in Australia. Past Lecturers and Medallists
include Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty, Professor Ralph Bradshaw (Past-President of the Federation of American
Societies for Experimental Biology) Dame Bridget Ogilvie (Past-CEO of the Wellcome Trust) Professor Alan
Bernstein (President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research).
4. Herbert Spencer Lectures. I have been invited to be one of the lecturers in the prestigious Herbert Spencer
Lecture Series in Oxford in 2005 on Biology and Ethics. This series, which began in 1905, has contributions from
Albert Einstein, Sir Francis Galton, and Karl Popper. It will produce a book with OUP.
Pierce Scholar 2008. I have been invited as Pierce Emory Scholar at the Oxford College, Pierce Emory University,
Crown Lecturer 2008. I have been invited to be Crown lecturer at the Duke University, North Carolina. Previous
Crown lecturers include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond; Nobel Peace Prize-winner Jody Williams,
and former presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bill Bradley.
5. Government Consultation. I provided background briefing papers on Ethics of Cloning and Stem Cell research
and Genetic Testing in Boxing to the Victorian Government. I have been requested to provide evidence at the
Australian Government’s Cloning Enquiry and the House of Commons Science and Technology’s inquiry into
assisted reproduction. My papers have been quoted in UK parliamentary discussion of ethics in science and
6. Clinical ethics. In Oxford, as clinical ethicist, I developed guidance for the Oxford Radcliffe Trust, patients and
doctors on how clinicians should respond to living wills, how patients can complete a living will and how doctors
should make “do-not-resuscitate” orders. I had clinical consultations and ran many ethics fora and seminars. I am
also involved in a number of clinical ethics initiatives in Australia.
7. Research ethics. As Chair, I revolutionized the Department of Human Services Victoria Ethics Committee. I
ensured compliance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans. I also
developed protocols, processes and available at as a resource for Australia’s ethics committees which are bench
mark and available nationally. I have led a project to develop a new application form for use by all Australian
Research Ethics Committees – the common application form. This would facilitate more efficient and thorough
ethics review of research. This has since been taken up by the Australian Health Ethics Committee. I also initiated
a process to streamline ethics review of multicentre research to make it more efficient and consistent.
8. Media and public presentations. Several of my articles have resulted in significant public debate through the
media. I have had over 200 media appearances including appearances on television and radio and within print
media. Many of these have been Opinion pieces which have promoted public debate. For example:
a. 1 July 2001 – 30 June 2002
Presentations (Public Lectures, Talks, Symposia – details available) –53
Media (TV, Radio and print) appearances – 80
b. 1 July 1998 – 30 June 2001
Media (TV, Radio and print) appearances - more than 71
9. Public lectures. I have given a very large range of presentations to professional bodies and many to the public.
Between May 1998 and July 2002, I gave over 150 presentations. I have also I have also run a series of successful
public lectures and fora (eg, “Should gay couples and single women have access to in vitro fertilisation?”).
10. Impact on Public Debate, Policy and Law. Points 5-9 summarise my impact on public debate, policy and law
but it is worth stressing that beneficial research and its commercialization can be retarded by uninformed public
opposition. As Points 8-9 show, I have a talent at communicating with a lay audience on ethical issues in science
and medicine. I am committed to and capable of promoting wide public debate on these issues. I ran many Ethics
Symposia for Secondary Schools with the Education Unit at the MCRI and conceived of and contributed to the
Genethics Competition for secondary school students. I have briefed politicians at Federal and State level and
attended parliamentary enquiries.
11. Post-Doctoral Fellowships
1) 1993 The Sir Robert Menzies Scholarship in Medicine (Oxford with Derek Parfit); 2) 1993 NHMRC Public Health
Research and Development Committee Research Fellowship (declined); 3) 1997-1998 Logan Fellowship, Monash
12. Postgraduate Scholarships
4) 1991 Australian Postgraduate Research Award; 5) 1992 National Health and Medical Research Council
(NHMRC) Medical Postgraduate Research Scholarship; 6) 1992 NHMRC Public Health Training and Development
Postgraduate Res earch Scholarship (declined)
13. Prizes and Awards
• Biography in Who’s Who, A and C Black, January 2006
• Biography in Debrett’s People of Today, Debrett’s Peerage Ltd, September 2006
• Philosophical Gourmet Report 2006, Applied Ethics at Oxford awarded Group 1 (top category), the applied
ethics centre at oxford was only set up in 2003
• BMA book prize for Medical Ethics and Law: the core curriculum
1) 1982-1988 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University: First Class Honours; Top of Final
Year; Top of Medicine overall; Grades (from a total of 18): Distinctions 5 and High Distinctions 13; 2) 1984 David
Rosenthal Memorial Prize for Highest Aggregate of Marks in Third Year; 3) 1984 I.C.I. Prize for Pharmacology; 4)
1986 Jean C. Tolhurst Prize in Microbiology; 5) 1987 The Fairfield Hospital Prize for Infectious Diseases; 6) 1988
Australian Medical Association Prize for the Highest Aggregate Marks in the Sixth Year Examinations; 7) 1988 The
Sophie Davis Memorial Prize for Highest Marks in the M.B., B.S. Degree with Honours; 8) 1988 Harriet Power
Scholarship in Medicine; 9) 1988 Harry Hindlip Green Scholarship in Medicine; 10) 1988 Robert Power
Scholarship in Surgery; 11) 1988 Sir Edward Hughes Medal and Prize in Surgery; 12) 1988 Alfred Hospital
Residents' and Graduates' Association Prize; 13) 1988 Herman Lawrence Prize in Dermatology; 14) Scholarship
to Ormond College, University of Melbourne (declined)
1) Working Group to Review Donations Acceptance Review Committee, University of Oxford. 2) Donations Scrutiny
Committee (Donations Acceptance Review Committee), University of Oxford; 3)Intellectual Property Advisory
Group, University of Oxford; 4) Faculty Board, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford; 5) Central University
Research Ethics Committee; 6) University of Oxford Registrar’s Advisory Group on Research Ethics, University of
Oxford; 7) Medical Humanities Advisory Group, University of Oxford; 8) Editorial Board Nanoethics: The Ethics of
Technologies that Converge at the Nanoscale 9) Editorial Board of Bioethics; 10) Editorial Board of Monash
Bioethics Review; 11) Editorial Board of New Zealand Journal of Bioethics; 12) Clinical Ethics Advisory Group,
Royal Women’s Hospital; 13) Donations Acceptance Committee, University of Oxford; 14)Planning group for
Oxford Centre for the Study of Children’s Wellbeing and Development; 15) International advisory Board
for3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology’, formed by three Dutch universities of technology (Delft, Eindhoven,
Twente).16) Clinical Ethics Committee, John Radcliffe Hospital 17) Executive Committee, Neuroethics Society 18)
Board of Directors, Neuroethics Society
11) Board member of the International Association of Bioethics; 12) Board member of the Institute of Medical
Ethics; 13) Journal of Medical Ethics Steering Group; 14) Medical Research Council, Ethics of Research on Brain
Tissue Advisory Committee; 15) Board member of the Monash Institute of Reproduction and Development; 16)
Australian Institute for Health Law and Ethics (also Editor of Issues Papers); 17) Australian Pregnancy Registry for
Women on Antiepileptic Medications; 18) Chair, Department of Human Services Ethics Committee; 19) Royal
Children’s Hospital Research Ethics Committee; 20) Ethics Advisory Committee, The Cooperative Research Centre
for Discovery of Genes for Common Human Diseases; 21) Health Services Research Forum, Department of
Human Services; 22) Termination of Pregnancy Guidelines Working Party, Royal Women’s Hospital; 23) Working
Party on the Retention, Use and Disposal of Tissue Obtained at Autopsy, Department of Human Services Victoria;
24) Maternal Serum Screening Advisory Committee; 25) State Division of Paediatrics, Royal Australasian College
of Paediatrics; 26) Standing Committee of Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne; 26)
Secretary, Oxford Clinical Ethics 27) Bioethics Working Party, Monash Medical Centre; 28) Research Ethics
Committee, University of Melbourne; 29) Research Ethics Committee, Royal Children’s Hospital; 30) Children's
Hospital Asia Pacific Health Alliance.
15. Reviewer. National Health and Medical Research Council; Australian Research Council; Wellcome Trust;
Medical Research Council, UK; Medical Journal of Australia; British Medical Journal; Journal of Medical Ethics;
Bioethics; Human Reproduction; Hastings Center Report; Human Reproduction. Reviewed John Harris Has
Humankind a Future Manuscript
16. Consultations. Health Protection Agency, consulted over the social and ethical implications of a blood test for
1. Secondary School
1976-1981 Haileybury College, Melbourne
Straight A grades
Final Year: Higher School Certificate score 407/400
6 A grades
Victorian Government Award for Excellence
1982-1988 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University
First Class Honours
Top of Final Year
Top of Medicine overall
Grades (from a total of 18):
High Distinctions 13
8 from 9 available in Final Year
12 from 15 available during the course
1984 David Rosenthal Memorial Prize for Highest Aggregate of Marks in Third Year, combined with
Second Year Anatomy
1984 I.C.I. Prize for Pharmacology
1986 Jean C. Tolhurst Prize in Microbiology
1987 The Fairfield Hospital Prize for Infectious Diseases
1988 Australian Medical Association Prize for the Highest Aggregate Marks in the Sixth Year
1988 The Sophie Davis Memorial Prize for Highest Marks in the M.B., B.S. Degree with Honours
1988 Harriet Power Scholarship in Medicine
1988 Harry Hindlip Green Scholarship in Medicine
1988 Robert Power Scholarship in Surgery
1988 Sir Edward Hughes Medal and Prize in Surgery
1988 Alfred Hospital Residents' and Graduates' Association Prize
1988 Herman Lawrence Prize in Dermatology
Scholarship to Ormond College, University of Melbourne (declined)
1985 Bachelor of Medical Science, Monash University
First Class Honours
Topic: "The Biochemical Basis of the Impairment in Motor Behaviour in the Monkey Treated with MPTP."
1991-1994 Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University
Supervisor: Professor Peter Singer
2002 Master of Arts, University of Oxford