I am Professor of Bioethics, Clinical Ethics and Medical Law at St. George's, University of London where I have worked since 2000. My academic interests are clinical ethics, particularly as experienced by medical students and doctors in training, mental health ethics, the role of virtue in contemporary healthcare ethics and the relationships between the arts, humanities and medicine. I am the Editor-in-Chief of the BMJ journal 'Medical Humanities'.
I have written widely, particularly on the subjects of ethical erosion, mental health, education and professional development in ethics, virtue ethics and public engagement in clinical ethics. I believe that ethical decisions relating to health should not be seen as the preserve of 'experts' and I work regularly on a range of public engagement activities and projects to explore moral questions in contemporary medicine. Part of that work involves contributing to a number of programmes for broadcasters, especially BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts