Professor Michael Parker, Chief Ethicist
Professor Michael Parker is Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and Director of the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford.
Michael’s own research interests are in the ethics of collaborative global health research, the uses of data-science in population health, and the clinical uses of genomics.
Michael Parker is the Chair of the Genomics England Ethics Advisory Committee and a non-executive director of Genomics England, which is charged with implementing the UK’s 100,000 Genomes Project. Since 2001, with Anneke Lucassen, Tara Clancy, and Angus Clarke he has coordinated the Genethics Club, a national ethics forum in the United Kingdom in which health professionals and genetics laboratory staff meet to discuss the ethical issues arising in their day-to-day practice and to share good practice. This work has been published as Parker, M. Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2012).