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Dominic Wilkinson

Consultant Neonatologist and Professor of Ethics, University of Oxford

Professor Dominic Wilkinson is a physician specialising in newborn intensive care and medical ethics. He is a consultant neonatologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and Director of Medical Ethics at the University of Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

Dominic is the author of "Death or Disability? The 'Carmentis Machine' and decision-making for critically ill children" (Oxford University Press 2013). He has written more than 200 academic articles relating to ethical issues in intensive care.


  • 2011–present
    A/Prof Neonatal Medicine and Bioethics, University of Adelaide
  • 2014–present
    A/Prof, Director of Medical Ethics, University of Oxford
  • 2014–present
    Consultant Neonatologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
  • 2011–2013
    Consultant Neonatologist, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide


  • 2014 
    Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, FRCPCH
  • 2010 
    University of Oxford, DPhil
  • 2006 
  • 2004 
    Monash University, Masters of Human Bioethics
  • 1998 
    University of Melbourne, MBBS (Hons)