Primary Department
School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Phone number: 01 700
All Hallows Campus
Room Number
AHC S103

Academic biography

Jonathan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Ethics. 

His primary research interests are bioethics, biotechnology ethics, medical law and health policy, moral psychology, experimental philosophy and feminist philosophy. 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 PhilosophyBioethicsJournal of Applied Philosophy, Journal of Medical Ethics and The American Journal of Bioethics.

He engages with empirically-grounded, practically-normative questions at the intersections of ethics, law and policy, including questions concerning the ethics of emerging and new health technologies, clinical decision making and patient autonomy, the rights, protection and empowerment of vulnerable individuals in health care contexts and feminist approaches to ethics, moral psychology and medical law.

He also works on debates concerning experimental methods in philosophy, cognitive science and experimental psychology. In addition, he employs the methods of experimental philosophy (‘x-phi’) to shed light on normative and conceptual questions in bioethics and medical ethics. 

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.