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Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics and Public Policy, Queen's University, Ontario

Udo has taught at universities in Germany, Australia, the UK and South Africa before taking up the Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics at Queen's University. An avid collector of citizenships he is a citizen of Australia, Canada and Germany. He has written or co-edited seven books and authored or co-authored some 150+ publications in peer reviewed journals and anthologies. He is a Joint Editor-in-Chief of BIOETHICS, the official journal of the International Association of Bioethics.

Udo's most recent publications are on end-of-life issues (in particular the question of whether competent patients with a psychiatric illness should be eligible for medical aid in dying), on whether there are sound ethical reasons to accommodate conscientious objectors in the medical profession, and on the issue of whether catastrophically ill patients have a moral claim to be provided with access to unregistered medical interventions. His answers: yes, no, yes.

His blog is at, he tweets @schuklenk


  • –present
    Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics , Queen's University, Canada


  • 1995 
    Monash University, PhD


Udo holds Honorary Professorships at two universities in the global south.