Our People

Dr David Albert Jones

MA (Cantab) MA MSt DPhil (Oxon) FHEA

Director

Dr David Albert Jones is the Director of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford (courtesy of whom, profile picture left), Professor of Bioethics at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and Vice-Chair of the Ministry of Defence Research Ethics Committee.

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Dr Christopher M. Wojtulewicz

BA (Birm) PhD (Lond)

Education and Research Officer

Christopher M. Wojtulewicz is Education and Research Officer at the Anscombe Bioethics Centre. He is also a Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism; Free Research Associate at KU Leuven; Associate Lecturer in Philosophy at the Maryvale Institute; and occasional lecturer both at Allen Hall and St Mary’s College, Oscott.

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Mrs Gwen McCourt

MSc Dip German (Open)

Administrator

Gwen McCourt is Administrator at the Anscombe Bioethics Centre.

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Mr Peter D. Williams

BA(Hons) GradDip (Lond) AKC

Media and Communications Manager

Peter D. Williams is Media and Communications Manager at the Anscombe Bioethics Centre. He previously worked as a right-to-life campaigner, and has over a decade of experience in Catholic media advocacy and public apologetics, having been involved in the Catholic Voices project since its inception for the Papal Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the UK in September 2010.

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Dr Christina Lamb

RN, PhD

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Christina Lamb is Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, and has a bioethical interest in conscience and freedom of conscience in relation to healthcare and the intersections of this with moral philosophy and theology.

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Mr Michael Wee

BA (Dunelm) MSt (Oxon)

Associate Research Fellow

Michael Wee is a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life and a former Education and Research Officer at the Anscombe Bioethics Centre. He is currently working on a PhD on moral epistemology after Wittgenstein at the University of Durham.

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Dr Xavier Symons

BA MA PhD

Visiting Research Fellow 2020

Dr Xavier Symons is Adjunct Lecturer at the Institute of Ethics and Society of the University of Notre Dame Australia in Sydney, and a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Plunkett Centre for Ethics of the Australian Catholic University.

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Prof. Jorge Martínez

PhD

Visiting Research Fellow 2019

Prof. Martínez is Associate Professor in the Institute of Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

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Prof. Ryan Meade

BA JD

Visiting Research Fellow 2019

Prof. Ryan Meade is the Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

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Dr Toni Saad

MA MBBCh

Visiting Research Fellow 2018

Dr Toni Saad is a junior doctor currently based in Cardiff. He is editor for book reviews at The New Bioethics.

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Prof. Stephan Kampowski

BA MA STL STD

Visiting Research Fellow 2017

Prof. Stephan Kampowski is professor of philosophical anthropology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Rome.

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Dr Thomas Finegan

BTh MA PhD

Chair of Board of Governors & Visiting Research Fellow 2016

Dr Thomas Finegan is Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at Mary Immaculate College, Ireland.

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Prof. Nicanor Austriaco O.P.

PhD STD

Visiting Research Fellow 2014

Fr. Nicanor Austriaco is Professor of Biology and Professor of Theology at Providence College in Providence, RI. He is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Religious Studies and Ethics, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.

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Prof. Anselm Müller

PhD Habil

Visiting Research Fellow 2013

Professor Anselm Müller, a former student of Elizabeth Anscombe, is a Chicago Moral Philosophy Seminar Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago.

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Prof. Daniel P. Sulmasy

MD PhD

Visiting Research Fellow 2012

Prof. Daniel Sulmasy is Acting Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University and a Senior Research Scholar. He holds a joint appointment at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, and is the inaugural Andre Hellegers Professor of Biomedical Ethics, with co-appointments in the Departments of Philosophy and Medicine at Georgetown.

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Prof. Joseph Boyle

PhD

Visiting Research Fellow 2015 / 2010

The late Prof. Joseph Boyle was Professor of Philosophy, Fellow and Former Principal (1991-2002) at St. Michael’s College, Toronto and a Member of the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto.

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Prof. John Keown

DPhil PhD DCL

Prof. John Keown is Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

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Dr Thomas Finegan

BTh MA PhD

Chair of Board of Governors & Visiting Research Fellow 2016

Dr Thomas Finegan is Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at Mary Immaculate College, Ireland.

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Very Rev. Dr Robert Gay O.P.

BSc PhD STB

Vice Chair

Fr Robert Gay teaches moral theology and bioethics at Blackfriars Hall and Studium. He is a Governor of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, and is a member of the Advisory Board for a Catholic Investment Fund. Fr Robert was elected Prior to the Holy Spirit Priory, Oxford, in May 2018. He is also JCR Chaplain and Welfare Officer, providing pastoral and spiritual support to Hall and Studium students.

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Dr Stephen Barrie

MA PhD

Hon. Treasurer

Dr Stephen Barrie is Deputy Director of Ethics and Engagement at the Church of England Pensions Board, where he works across the Board’s investment stewardship activities. He is a Director of the Investor Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative, and a trustee director of the Church Investors Group.

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The Rt Rev. Kevin Doran

BA STB MA

Episcopal Governor (Ireland)

Bishop Kevin Doran is Bishop of Elphin in Ireland.

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The Rt Rev. John Sherrington

MA(Cantab), STL

Episcopal Governor (England and Wales)

Bishop John Sherrington is an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster and Titular Bishop of Hilta. Within the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, he is a member of the Department for Social Justice with responsibility for life issues. As well as being a Governor of the Anscombe Centre he is also Chair of the Governing Body of Mater Ecclesiae College, Co-Chair of the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission, and a Trustee of (respectively) the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in London, the Pontifical Beda College in Rome, and All Hallows College in Dublin.

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Prof. Patricia Casey

MD, FRCPI, FRCPsych

Governor

Prof. Patricia Casey is Professor of Psychiatry at University College Dublin, and consultant psychiatrist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.

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Dr Gavin Jarvis

MA MA PhD VetMB MRCVS

Governor

Dr Gavin Jarvis is Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Sunderland, and a qualified veterinary surgeon (non-practising).

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Dr Pia Matthews

BTh MA MA PhD FHEA

Governor

Dr Pia Matthews is a senior lecturer at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and a lecturer at Allen Hall Seminary in Chelsea.

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Prof. David Paton

BSc MA PhD

Governor

Prof. David Paton is Professor of Industrial Economics at the Nottingham University Business School.

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Prof. John Keown

DPhil PhD DCL

Prof. John Keown is Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

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Prof. Ilina Singh

PhD

Prof. Ilina Singh is Professor of Neuroscience and Society at the University of Oxford.

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Prof. Alasdair M. J. MacLullich

BSc(Hons), MB ChB, MRCP(UK), PhD

Prof. Alasdair M. J. MacLullich is Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

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Rev. Kevin Flannery S.J.

STL DPhil

Professor of the History of Ancient Philosophy, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

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Prof. Christopher McCrudden

FBA

Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law, Queen’s University, Belfast

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Prof. John Wyatt

MD, FRSPCH

Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics, Ethics & Perinatology, University College London

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Prof. Nigel Biggar

BA MCS MA PhD

Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, University of Oxford and Canon of Christ Church

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Prof. John Haldane

KHS PhD FRSE HonDLitt

Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of St Andrews

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Prof. Neil Scolding

PhD FRCP

Burden Professor and Director of the Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Frenchay Hospital, University of Bristol

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