Interim Head of Department, Philosophy (2020–21)
Professor of Philosophy (2019—)
Vice Dean (Interdisciplinarity), Faculty of Arts and Humanities (2015–19)
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Department of Philosophy (2014–19)
Lecturer, Department of Philosophy (2013–14)
Secondment to Royal Society as Senior Policy Adviser (2011–12).
Lecturer in Philosophy and Health, Joint Research Office (2008–13)
- Wilson J. “The Intervening State”, RSA Journal 167 (3), pp. 10–15.
- Campos-Matos I., Mandal S., Yates J. Ramsay M., Wilson J., Lim W. S., (2021). “Maximising benefit, reducing inequalities and ensuring deliverability: prioritisation of COVID-19 vaccination in the UK”, Lancet Regional Health: Europe. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanepe.2020.100021
- Wilson J., Herron D., McNally N., Nachev P., Rees G., “The value of data: a public value model”, Journal of Medical Internet Research. doi: 10.2196/15816.
- Rumbold B., Charlton V., Rid, A., Mitchell, P., Wilson J., Littlejohns, P., Max, C. and Weale, A. (2020) “Affordability and Non-Perfectionism in Moral Action”, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 22, pp. 973–991. doi: 10.1007/s10677-019-10028-4.
- Wilson J. (2020) “Public health ethics, through the eyes of a philosopher”, Journal of Public Health, doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdaa007.
- Littlejohns P., Chalkidou K., Culyer A., Weale A., Rid A., Kieslich K., Coultas C., Max C., Manthorpe J., Rumbold B., Charlton V., Roberts H., Faden R., Wilson J., Krubiner C., Mitchell P., Wester G., Whitty J., and Knight S. (2019). “National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, social values and healthcare priority setting”, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 112(5), pp. 173–179.
- Zrinzo L., Wilson J., Hariz M., Joyce E., Morris J. and Schmidt U., (2019). “Exploring every ethical avenue. Commentary: The Moral Obligation to Prioritize Research Into Deep Brain Stimulation Over Brain Lesioning Procedures for Severe Enduring Anorexia Nervosa” Frontiers in Psychiatry, doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00326.
- ** Taylor M. and Wilson J. (2019). “Reasonable Expectations of Privacy and Disclosure of Health Data”, Medical Law Review 27(3), pp. 432–460.
- Chantler, T., Karafillakis, E, and Wilson, J. “Vaccination—is there a place for penalties for non-compliance?”, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 17(3), pp. 265–71.
- Dehghan Zaklaki, R. and Wilson J.,(2019). “Healthcare Professionals as Gatekeepers in Research Involving Refugee Survivors of Sexual Torture — an Examination of the Ethical Issues”, Developing World Bioethics 19(4), pp. 215-223. doi: 10.1111/dewb.12222
- ** Rumbold B. and Wilson J. (2019) “Privacy Rights and Public Information”. Journal of Political Philosophy, 27(1): 3–25.
- Morrison, J., Fottrell, E., Budhatokhi B., Bird J., Manandhar M., Shrestha R., Basnet M., Manandhar D., Wilson J. (2018). “Applying a public health ethics framework to consider scaled-up verbal autopsy with immediate disclosure of cause of death in rural Nepal”, Public Health Ethics 11(3), pp. 293–310.
- Rumbold B., Baker R., Hawkes, S., Norheim O., Ferraz, O., Krubiner C., Littlejohns, P., Pegram, T., Rid, A., Venkatapuram, S., Voorhoeve, A., Wang, D., Weale, A., Wilson, J., Yamin, A., Hunt, P. (2017). “Universal Health Coverage, Priority Setting and the Human Right to Health.” The Lancet 390(10095): 712–714.
- Rumbold B., Wenham C., and Wilson J. (2017). “Self-tests for influenza: an empirical ethics investigation”, BMC Medical Ethics 18(33), pp. 1–14.
- Wilson J. (2017). “Introduction to Symposium on Daniel Hausman’s Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom and Suffering”, Public Health Ethics 10(2): 157–163
- Wilson J. (2017). “Public value, maximisation and health policy: an examination of Hausman’s Restricted Consequentialism”, Public Health Ethics 10(2): 105–108.
- Cossu G, Birchall M, Brown T, De Coppi P, Culme-Seymour E, Gibbon S, Hitchcock J, Mason C, Montgomery J, Morris S, Muntoni F, Napier D, Owji N, Prasad A, Round J, Saprai P, Stilgoe J, Thrasher A, Wilson J. (2017). “Lancet Commission: Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine”. The Lancet 391(10123): 883–910.
- ** Rumbold B., Weale A., Rid A., Wilson J., and Littlejohns P. (2017). “Public Reasoning and Health Care Priority Setting: The Case of NICE” Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 27(1): 107–34.
- Charlton V, Littlejohns P, Kieslich K, Mitchell P, Rumbold B, Weale A, Wilson J, Rid A. (2017) “Cost effective but unaffordable: an emerging challenge for health systems.” BMJ 356:j1402. See also the rapid responses (including one from NICE), and our reply http://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.j1402/rr-3.
- Kieslich K., Ahn J., Badano G. Chalkidou K., Cubillos L., Hauegen R., Henshall C., Krubiner C., Littlejohns P., Lu L., Pearson S., Rid A., Whitty J., Wilson J. (2016). “Public Participation in Decision-Making on the Coverage of New Antivirals for Hepatitis C”, Journal of Health Organization and Management 30(5): 769–85.
- ** Wilson J. (2016). “Internal and External Validity in Thought Experiments”, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 116(2): 1–26.
- ** Wilson J. (2016). “The Right to Public Health”, Journal of Medical Ethics 42:367–375.
- Littlejohns, P. Weale, A., Kieslich, K., Wilson, J., Rumbold, B., Max, C. and Rid, A. (2016) “Challenges for the new Cancer Drugs Fund”, The Lancet Oncology 17(4): 416–18.
- Rid A., Littlejohns P., Wilson J., Rumbold B., Kieslich K., Weale A. (2015). “The Importance of Being NICE”, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 108(10): 385–389.
- Rumbold B. and Wilson J. (2016). “Reasonable Disagreement and the Generally Unacceptable: A Philosophical Analysis of ‘Making Fair Choices’”. Journal of Health Economics, Policy and Law 11(1): 91–96.
- Napier, A.D., Ancarno, C., Butler, B., Calabrese, J., Chater, A., Chatterjee, H., Guesnet, F., Horne, R., Jacyna, S., Jadhav, S., Macdonald, A., Neuendorf U., Parkhurst A., Reynolds R., Scambler G., Shamdasani S., Smith S.Z., Stougaard-Nielsen J., Thomson L., Tyler N., Volkmann A.M., Walker T., Watson J., de C Williams A., Willott C., Wilson J., and Woolf K. (2014). “Culture and Health.” The Lancet, 384(9954): 1607–1639
- Wilson, J. (2014). “The Ethics of Disease Eradication.” Vaccine 32: 7179–7183.
- ** Wilson J. (2014). “Embracing Complexity: Theory, Cases and the Future of Bioethics”, Monash Bioethics Review 32(1–2): 3–21.
- Hunter D. and Wilson J. (2012). “Promoting health equity”, BMJ 345:e4881.
- Wilson J. (2012) “Paying for patented drugs is hard to justify: an argument about time discounting and medical need”, Journal of Applied Philosophy 29(3): 186–199.
- Wilson J. (2012). “Persons, Post-Persons and Thresholds”, Journal of Medical Ethics 38(3): 143–4.
- Rydin, Y., Bleahu, A., Davies, M., Dávila, J.D., Friel, S., De Grandis, G., Groce, N., Hallal, P.C., Hamilton, I., Howden-Chapman, P. and Lai, K.M, Lim C.J., Martins J., Osrin D., Ridley I., Scott I., Taylor M., Wilkinson P., and Wilson J. (2012). “Shaping Cities For Health: The Complexity Of Planning Urban Environments In The 21st Century”, The Lancet 379(9831): 2079–2108.
- Kessel A. and Wilson J. (2012).“The quest for culturally sensitive health care systems in Scotland: insights for a multi-ethnic Europe”, Journal of Public Health 34(1): 12–13.
- ** Wilson J. (2011). “Why It’s Time to Stop Worrying About Paternalism in Health Policy”, Public Health Ethics 4(3): 269–279. Reprinted in Thomas Schramme ed. New Perspectives on Paternalism and Health Care (Springer, 2015).
- Wilson J. (2011). “Freedom of Information and Research Data”, Research Ethics 7(3): 107–111.
- Edwards S. and Wilson J. (2011). “Hard Paternalism and Clinical Research: Why Not”, Bioethics 26(2): 68–75.
- ** Wilson J. and Hunter D. (2010). “Research Exceptionalism”, American Journal of Bioethics 10(8): pp. 45–54. Target article, with nine commentaries.
- Hunter D. and Wilson J. (2010). “Research Exceptionalism – Responses to Open Peer Commentaries”, American Journal of Bioethics 10(8): pp. W4–W6
- Wilson J. and Dawson A. (2010). “Giving Liberty Its Due, But No More: Trans Fats, Liberty and Public Health”, American Journal of Bioethics 10(3): pp.34–36.
- ** Wilson. J. (2010) “Ontology and the Regulation of Intellectual Property”, The Monist 93(3): pp. 453–66.
- Wilson J. (2009). “Justice and the Social Determinants of Health: an overview”, Public Health Ethics 2(3): pp. 210–213.
- ** Wilson J. (2009). “Towards a Normative Framework for Public Health Ethics and Policy”, Public Health Ethics 2(2): pp. 184–194.
- ** Wilson J. (2009). “Could there be a Right to Own Intellectual Property?”, Law and Philosophy 28(4): pp. 393–427.
- Wilson J. (2009). “Not So Special After All? Daniels and the Social Determinants of Health”, Journal of Medical Ethics 35(1), pp. 3–6.
- Athanassoulis N. and Wilson J. (2009). “When is Deception in Research Ethical?”, Clinical Ethics 4(1): pp. 44–49.
- Wilson J. and Sokol D. (2009). “Do we need a concept of intraoperative complication?”, World Journal of Surgery 33, p.1102.
- Sokol, D. and Wilson, J. (2008). “What is a surgical complication?”, World Journal of Surgery 32(6), pp. 942–44. Target article, with seven invited commentaries.
- ** Wilson, J. (2007). “Is Respect for Autonomy Defensible?”, Journal of Medical Ethics 33, pp. 353–356.
- Wilson, J. (2007). “Transhumanism and Moral Equality”, Bioethics 21, pp. 419–425.
- Wilson, J. (2007). “GM Crops: Patently Wrong?”, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 20, pp. 261–283.
- Wilson, J. (2006). “Microsoft on Copyright: an Ethical Analysis”, ICFAI Journal of Intellectual Property Rights 5(4), pp. 73–83. Reprinted in Digital Copyright: Infringement Issues, ed. V. Audhinarayana (Hyderabad: Amicus Books, 2008) and Microsoft Way: a Growth Strategy, ed. N. Kalai Selvan (Hyderabad: ICFAI Books, 2008).
Chapters in Books
- Wilson J. (2021). “When does precision matter? Personalised medicine from the perspective of public health”, in Can Precision Medicine be Personal; Can Personalized Medicine be Precise? eds. Margherita Brusa, Michael Barilan and Aaron Ciechanover. OUP.
- Wilson J. (2020) “Philanthrocapitalism and Global Health”, in Global Health: Ethical Challenges ed. Solomon Benatar and Gillian Brock (Cambridge: CUP), pp. 416–428.
- Wilson J. (2018). “Global Justice”, in Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene, volume 4, Elsevier, pp. 81–6. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809665-9.10443-4.
- Wilson J. (2014). “Global Health Inequalities and Inequities”, Encyclopedia of Bioethics (4th edition), ed. Bruce Jennings. Macmillan USA, pp. 1347–53.
- Wilson J. (2014). “Addendum to ‘Research Methodology’”, Encyclopedia of Bioethics (4th edition), ed. Bruce Jennings. Macmillan USA, pp. 2810–11.
- Kessel A., Wilson J., Abubakar I., Watson J., Pebody R., Zambon R., Amirthalingam G., Kitching A., Ramsay M., Hughes G., Delpech V., Savage E., Desai S., Bloomer E., and Goldblatt P. (2013). “Health Inequalities and Infectious Diseases”, in Davies, S.C. Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, Volume Two, 2011, Infections and the rise of antimicrobial resistance London: Department of Health (2013), pp. 51–62.
- Wilson J. (2013). “Drug Resistance, Patents and Justice: Who Owns the Effectiveness of Antibiotics?”. In Global Health and International Community: Ethical, Political and Regulatory Challenges (ed. J. Coggon and S. Gola, Bloomsbury Academic), pp. 151–164.
- ** Wilson J. (2012). “On the value of the intellectual commons”. In New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property (ed. Annabelle Lever, Cambridge University Press), pp. 122–139.
- ** Wilson J. (2011). “Health Inequities”. In Public Health Ethics: Key Concepts in Policy and Practice, ed. A. Dawson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Gopfert M., McLelland N. and Wilson J. (2010) “Maternal Mental Health: an ethical base for best practice”. The Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health ed. D. Kohen, chapter 8 pp. 59–71.
- Wilson, J. (2007). “Rights”. In Principles of Healthcare Ethics eds. R. Ashcroft, A. Dawson, H. Draper and J. McMillan. Chester: John Wiley and Sons, pp. 239–246.
- Wilson, J. (2007). “Nietzsche and Equality”. In Nietzsche and Ethics ed. G. von Tevenar. Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 221–240.
- Hunter D. and Wilson J. (2011). Hyper-expensive treatments: ethical and policy issues. Background paper for Nuffield Council on Bioethics Forward Look seminar.
- The Royal Society (2012). Science as an open enterprise. I worked as a Senior Policy Adviser on this report from July 2011 to April 2012.
- Wilson, J. (2012). “Review of Ethics and the Acquisition of Organs”, Journal of Applied Philosophy29(3): 268–70.
- Wilson, J. (2009). ”Review of Choosing Life, Choosing Death”, Times Higher Education, July 2 2009.
- Wilson, J. (2003). ”Review of Varieties of Religion Today: William James Revisited”, Journal of Speculative Philosophy 17(4), pp. 323–5.
Conference Papers and Invited Talks
“Precisely Wrong? Personalised medicine from the perspective of public health,” University of Bristol, November 2020.“Justice in and out of lockdown,” World Congress of Bioethics, May 2020.“Theories of justice and their relevance to healthcare”, Justice and fairness in medical and healthcare ethics, Imperial College London, September 2019
- Interviewed in Spinney, L., 2021. “Has Covid changed the price of a life?” The Guardian, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/14/coronavirus-covid-19-cost-price-life.
- “The trolley problem problem”, Aeon 2020.
- Interviewed in “The story of the killer disease humanity eradicated”, BBC Ideas 2020.
- The UCL European Institute made a short film about my work, and forthcoming book: “The Philosophy of Public Health: from coronavirus to the neglectful state”, 2020.
- Interviewed in “What will your digital legacy be?” BBC Ideas 2019.
- Philosophy and ethics consultant for the Wellcome funded Surgeon X comic (Image Comics, Portland Oregon, 2017). Media coverage includes: National Geographic and Entertainment Weekly. I was interviewed about the project in “Dr. James Wilson on raising ethical questions in Surgeon X” Freaksugar May 12 2017.
- “The Science of the Last of Us”, September 2016, with Wellcome Trust. Media coverage includes: “Listen to Some Scientists Break Down the Science of The Last of Us”, Kotaku; "Here's how a deadly zombie pandemic would play out in the world", Business Insider; “The Last of Us gets taken down a peg by scientists and ethicists”, Games Radar.
- Interviewed about the philosophical implications of HBO’s Westworld., “8 questions I need answered after watching the first episode of Westworld”, Games Radar, October 4 2016.
- “Care.data and the Future of the NHS”, Discover Society, 9 (3 June 2014).
- “Parental mental ill health – what informs good practice?”, Michael Gopfert, Nora McLelland and James Wilson for Context: The magazine for family therapy, April 2010.
- Philosopher in residence for the multi-award winning The Hackney Podcast from 2008–11. Features included health inequalities, toleration, and coffee.
- Interviewed about teaching short courses in ethics in ”Doing the Right Thing”, Times Higher Education, 24 April 2008.
- ”Ethics of Reality TV”, article written with Daniel Sokol for BBC News Online, 30 May 2007.
- Interviewed in ”Clash Over Stem Cell Patents in Europe”, Managing Intellectual Property, November 2007.
Grants and Contracts Awarded
- NIHR UCLH BRC. “Trust, Trustworthiness and Incentive Compatibility in Clinical Research”, £24,633.54, Co-PI.
- AHRC. “UK Ethics Accelerator: Coordinating and Mobilising Ethics Research Excellence to Inform Key Challenges in a Pandemic Crisis”. (2020–22), £1,405,807, Co-Investigator.
- NIHR UCLH BRC. Dimensions of hope in dementia. (2018–19), (£34,000, Co-PI).
- NHS Digital, Machine Learning and Predictive Analytic Data Usage for Adult Social Care Prevention and Intervention, (2018–19), (ethics lead/Co-I, £76,500)
- UCL Grand Challenges Human Wellbeing Small Grant (2015), “Dying Well”: Enacting Medical Ethics. (£2000, main collaborator).
- EPSRC IRC in Early-Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases exploratory projects grant, (2015–16) Building and Maintaining Public Trust in Early Warning Sensing Systems for Influenza. (£81,576, principal applicant)
- UCL Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects Scheme (2013–15), The Human Right to Health and Priority Setting in Health Care. (£77,389, Joint principal applicant).
- UCL Grand Challenges Global Health Small Grant (2013), “Examining the feasibility and ethical acceptability of providing cause of death information to families of the deceased in rural Nepal via Mobile InterVA”. (£5000, main collaborator).
- Society for Applied Philosophy Event Funding (2013), for Postgraduate Bioethics Conference (£1500, joint principal applicant.)
- Wellcome Trust Society and Ethics Small Grant (2013), for Postgraduate Bioethics Conference (£3175, collaborator)
- Secondment to Royal Society to be co-leader of Science as an Open Enterprise project, 2011–12, £45,594.
- UCL Enterprise Secondment to the Royal Society (2011), to contribute to Science as an Open Enterprise project (£9748, joint principal applicant)
- UCL Grand Challenges Sustainable Cities Small Grant (2011), Planning the Healthy City: soft-normativism as an approach to problems of value pluralism and complexity in built environment interventions(£3494, principal applicant).
- AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (2010–13), Liberty and Public Protection in Infectious Disease Policy (principal applicant), £61, 773. Partner organisation was Health Protection Agency, then Public Health England.
- UCL E-Learning Development Grant (2010), £1300 (joint principal applicant)
- Wellcome Trust Symposium Grant (2010), Human Rights and Public Health Ethics (co-applicant, £13,343)
- British Academy Overseas Conference Grant (2010), £600
- British Academy Travel Grant (2005), £300.
Honours, Esteem Indicators and Other Professional Activities
- Member, Advisory Board, The Health Foundation – Ada Lovelace Institute Health inequalities project (2021–2023)
- Member, Ethics Advisory Board, NHS Covid-19 App (2020).Vice Chair, Metropolitan Police Research Ethics Committee 2020—
- Member, National Data Guardian's Steering Group (2018—)
- Member, National Data Guardian’s Panel (2016—).
- Associate Editor, Public Health Ethics (2015—21).
- Member, Faculty of Public Health Public Health Ethics Committee (2017—).
- Expert member, NHS Digital Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (2017)
- Independent Member, NHS Digital Data Access Advisory Group (2015–7).
- General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) Independent Advisory Group, Ethicist 2013–15.
- Mentor, B-Mentor (2015–6).
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2015—).
- External Examiner, BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford (2013–6).
- External Examiner, MSc Global Health and Social Justice, King’s College London (2013–7).
- External Examiner, Philosophy Programme, Roehampton University (2011–14).
- External Advisor, Philosophy Programme, Roehampton University (2009).
- Research Degree Examiner: University of Aberdeen (2019); Birkbeck College (MPhil Stud, 2014, 2017); Birmingham (PhD, 2017); University of Cambridge (2019); Kings College London (MPhil Stud, 2014, PhD 2015); LSE (PhD 2017); UCL (PhD, 2015, 2016, 2018); Wageningen University (PhD, 2013, 2019).
- Coordinator of the International Association of Bioethics’ Philosophy and Bioethics Network (2007—).
- Member of Generation Next organising committee for 2012 World Congress of Bioethics.
- Executive committee member, Worshipful Society of Apothecaries Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy (2012–14).
- Referee for the following journals: American Journal of Bioethics, Bioethics, BMC Medical Ethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Clinical Ethics, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Erkenntnis, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Ethics and Global Politics, European Journal of Human Genetics, Hastings Center Report, Health Care Analysis, Health Economics, Policy and Law, Interface Focus, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Journal of Medical Ethics, Journal of Public Health, Journal of Social Philosophy, Journal of Value Inquiry, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, Mind, Monash Bioethics Review, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Philosophy & Technology, Philosophical Studies, Political Studies, Public Health Ethics, Research Ethics, Res Publica, Social Theory and Practice, The Lancet, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.
- Referee for grant proposals for Wellcome Trust, Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), and book proposals for Cambridge University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Oxford University Press, and Policy Press.
- S.V. Keeling Scholarship, University College London (1994–7).
- University Prize for Greek, University of Bristol (1993).
- Member of British Philosophical Association, Society for Applied Philosophy, British Society for Aesthetics.
Conferences, Workshops and Lecture Series Organised
- Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom and Suffering, UCL June 2015.
- Priority in Practice: 10th Anniversary Conference (with Laura Valentini), UCL September 2013.
- 7th UK Postgraduate Bioethics Conference (with Isra Black and Lisa Forsberg), KCL May 2013.
- Time, Harm and Uncertainty: Themes in the Ethics of Infectious Disease, UCL December 2012.
- Human Rights and Public Health Ethics: Problems and Prospects (with Angus Dawson), Singapore July 2010
- New Directions in Bioethics workshop, UCL June 2009.
- UCL/Lancet Human Right to Health Conference (with Jonathan Wolff), UCL May 2009.
- Methodology in Bioethics (with David Hunter), major session at the International Congress of Bioethics, Rijeka, August 2008.
- Children, Parents and Public Health conference, Keele University, March 2008.
- Issues in Healthcare Ethics, Law and Philosophy, Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lecture Series, Keele University (2005–2008).
- Jasper Littmann (2014). Antimicrobial resistance and distributive justice.
- Gabriele Badano (2014). Deliberative Democracy, Public Reason and the Allocation of Clinical Care Resources.
- Alexandre Sayegh (2016). Justice in a non-ideal world (secondary supervisor).
- Polly Mitchell (2018). The construction of well-being (primary supervisor).
- Marlowe Fardell (2019). Non-Basic Needs: Making Space for Incommensurability in the structure of Well-Being (primary supervisor).
- First Year undergraduate lectures in Greek Ethics (4 Lectures).
- Second and Third Year undergraduate Lectures in Aesthetics (15 Lectures), Ethics (5 Lectures), and Nietzsche (5 Lectures).
University of Surrey Roehampton (2002–3)
- First year undergraduate courses in: Practical Ethics; Introductory Logic; Modern Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind; History of Ethical Thought.
- Second and third year undergraduate course in Contemporary Ethical Theory.
Administration, Enabling and Leadership
- Member, Research Misconduct Screening Committee (2021—)
- Member, Steering Group, UCL Inquiry into the Humanities (2020–21).
- Member, Steering Group, UCL Institute for Advanced Studies (2020—)
- Member, Steering Group, UCL Anthropocene (2020—)
- Member, Advsiory Board, UCL Centre for Modern and Contemporary Britain (2020—_
- Member, Member, UCL Artificial Intelligence Steering Group (2018–present).
- Member, Arts & Humanities Increment Panel (2018–19).
- Member, Academic Board Executive Committee (2020—)
- Member, Academic Board Governance Committee (2017–20).
- Vice Dean (Interdisciplinarity), Faculty of Arts and Humanities (2015–19).
- REF 2021 Impact Lead, Philosophy Department (2017—).
- Co-Director, UCL Health Humanities Centre (2015—).
- Director, Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health (2013–2015).
- Co-Director, MA Health Humanities (2016—present)
- Director, MA Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health (2012—present).
- Steering Committee member, India Voices (2017)
- Steering Committee member, Centre for Behaviour Change (2016—)
- Steering Committee member, Institute of Digital Health (2015–19)
- Executive Group member, Science, Medicine and Society Network (2013—2016).
- Affiliate Tutor, Philosophy Department (2014).
- Steering committee member, Institute for Human Rights (2010–present).
- Executive Group member, UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing (2010–16).
- Steering Committee member, Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health (2008–13).
- Member of UCL Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities (2009–12).
- Assessments coordinator for MSc Clinical and Experimental Medicine (2008–13).
- Director of the MA Medical Ethics and Law. (2006 – 2008). At the time, this was the largest postgraduate ethics course in Europe, with 100 part-time students.
- Member of Centre for Professional Ethics’ Strategic Planning Group (2005–8).
- Chair of the Law School Research Ethics committee. (2007–8)
- Member of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee. (2006–8).
- Member of Law School Postgraduate Taught Courses Steering Committee (2007–8).
- Director of Research Ethics Training. (2006).
- Member of committee for Research Centre for Law, Ethics and Society. (2007–8)
- Director of the MA in Cancer and Palliative Care (2005–6).
- Centre Workload Allocation Coordinator (responsible for assigning tasks to colleagues, and ensuring a fair division of labour). (2005–8)
- IT, Library and Web Coordinator for the Centre for Professional Ethics. (2005–8).