Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Mark Sheehan is Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Ethics Fellow at the Ethox Centre and a Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford. He received his PhD in Philosophy from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where his PhD thesis was on the nature of moral judgements.

Prior to his PhD, he received an MA (Hons) and a BA (Hons)/BSc from the University of Melbourne. Before coming to Oxford, he was a lecturer in the Centre for Professional Ethics at Keele University, Ethics Fellow at the Mt. Sinai Medical School, New York and Adjunct Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at The City College of New York.

He is a National Research Ethics Advisor for the National Research Ethics Service and a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics working group on research in children. He was a member of the NHS Advisory Group for National Specialised Services (AGNSS) and vice-chair of the Thames Valley Priorities Forum (MOBBB) for the South Central Strategic Health Authority. He also sits on the University’s Social Sciences and Humanities Inter-Divisional Research Ethics Committee and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners Ethics Committee. He Deputy Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics and is a Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at St. Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford.


  • 2009–present
    Research Fellow, University of Oxford


  • 2005 
    City University of New York, PhD