Our Research

Public debate

We seek to raise public awareness and understanding of ethical issues throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. We do this through an active program of public lecturing, media comment and consultation with practitioners and public figures. Centre staff are active throughout the world lecturing, conducting workshops and engaging in public and media debate. Specialist ethical assessment and advisory services may be available on a consultative basis.

We research a broad range of topics in practical ethics and moral philosophy. Core areas of expertise include:

  • AI and Digital Ethics 
  • Bioethics especially cloning, stem cell research and genetics
  • Medical ethics
  • Neuroethics
  • Just War Theory and terrorism

Our research program is highly interdisciplinary. We work closely with medical, law, politics, international relations and religious studies departments both within Oxford and internationally.

See details of our collaborations and current and past research projects.

See Hot Topics section below for free resources (papers, audio and video links etc) on specific research areas such as abortion, digital ethics, environmental ethics, enhancement etc.

We would love to hear from you about the usefulness of our resources - if you have any comments please let us know by submitting your feedback (form at bottom of page).

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