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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

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

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.

Hazem ZoHny

Hazem Zohny is a Research Fellow in Bioethics and Bioprediction at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. His current work focuses on the bioprediction of behaviour and the use of neurointerventions in crime prevention efforts. He has a PhD in Bioethics from the University of Otago, where he worked on ethical and conceptual issues related to human enhancement. His research interests also include moral responsibility, well-being, and global justice.

LISA FORSBERG

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.

ARETI THEOFILOPOULOU

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 Thomas Sinclair and Dominic Wilkinson, is on Issues of Exclusion in Rawlsian Contractualism. 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.