Dr Jonathan Lewis

Institute of Ethics

Name: Dr Jonathan Lewis
Department: Institute of Ethics
Role: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Phone Number: 01 700 6432
Room: AHC S103
Campus: DCU All Hallows Campus

Biographical Details

Jonathan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Ethics. 

His primary research interests are applied ethics, bioethics, medical law and health policy, moral psychology and moral philosophy, experimental philosophy and phenomenology. In the past, he explored issues in aesthetics and the history of philosophy. 

As well as producing a monograph and book chapters with Routledge and Springer, he has published in high-ranking journals, including AJOB Empirical BioethicsAustralasian Journal of PhilosophyJournal of Applied Philosophy, The American Journal of Bioethics and The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.

He engages with empirically-grounded, practically-normative questions at the intersections of ethics, law and policy, including questions concerning clinical decision making and patient autonomy, the ethical dimensions of health technology developments, the rights, protection and empowerment of vulnerable individuals and feminist approaches to ethics, moral psychology and medical law.

He also explores the nature of experimental methods in the medical, behavioural and social sciences at the intersections of experimental philosophy, philosophy of science and moral psychology.

Currently, he is developing a project that looks at the ethical and legal dimensions of patient-doctor relationships, the role that children and cognitively-impaired adults should play in clinical decision making and the ways in which philosophical accounts of autonomy, normative authority and vulnerability interact with associated concepts and arguments developed in medical law, bioethics and health policy. 

He is co-principal investigator for an European-Commission-funded (Horizon 2020) project, ”Mapping Normative Frameworks for Ethics and Integrity of Research”.

He previously taught at the University of Cambridge and Royal Holloway, University of London, having gained degrees from Royal Holloway, King's College, London and the University of Cambridge.

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