Tom Douglas - Principal Investigator
Thomas Douglas trained in medicine (BMedSc MB ChB, Otago) and philosophy (BA DPhil, Oxford) and is currently a Senior Research Fellow based in the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford. His research lies in practical and normative ethics and currently focuses on the moral desirability of using medical interventions for non-medical purposes such as cognitive enhancement, behaviour modification, criminal rehabilitation and moral improvement. He has also written on moral worth, compensatory justice, moral status, and reproductive ethics.
David Birks is a Senior Research Fellow in Legal and Political Philosophy at the University of Kiel, and an Early Career Research Fellow at the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH). He previously worked on the Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention project, while he was a Junior Fellow in Legal and Political Philosophy at the University of Oxford and a Junior Research Fellow at Kellogg College.
Jonathan Pugh is a Research Fellow in Applied Moral Philosophy. After finishing his DPhil in 2014, he worked on the Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention project until late 2016. His research interests lie primarily in issues concerning personal autonomy in practical ethics, particularly topics pertaining to informed consent. He has also written on the ethics of stem cell research, genetic modification, and conservatism in value theory. In Feb 2017 he began a Wellcome Trust funded project on the ethics of Deep Brain Stimulation.
Lisa Forsberg is a Research Assistant on the project ‘Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: An Ethical Analysis’. Her work has mainly examined different legal regimes under which anti-libidinal interventions may be provided to sex offenders. Lisa is also a doctoral student at the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, King’s College London, working on a project entitled ‘Determining the Lawfulness of Procedures at the Margins of Medicine: Treatment, Enhancement, and the Power of Professional Judgement’. Lisa’s general research interests lie at the intersection of practical philosophy and medical and criminal law. She is particularly interested in issues relating to autonomy/consent and medical decision-making, controversial medical procedures, and organ transplantation.
Ben Curtis is a Senior Lecturer in philosophy at Nottingham Trent University. He worked on the Wellcome-Trust funded project 'Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: An Ethical Analysis' while being a Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. He obtained his BA and MPhil in philosophy at the University of Birmingham before completing his PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2008. Ben has published widely and has publications in ethics, metaphysics, aesthetics, the philosophy of language, politics, and the philosophy of mind.
Areti Theofilopoulou is a Research and Administrative Assistant working on the Wellcome-Trust funded project 'Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: An Ethical Analysis'. She is also a DPhil student in Philosophy, affiliated with the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. Her doctoral research, supervised by Dominic Wilkinson and Thomas Sinclair, is on Public Reason and Non-Citizens. Prior to that, Areti had completed a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Warwick, and an MSc in Political Theory at London School of Economics and Political Science.