Joshua Hordern is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College. His research interests include compassion in healthcare, medical professionalism and precision medicine and he leads the Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership. Joshua is a member of the Royal College of Physicians Committee for Ethical Issues in Medicine and co-author of the RCP’s report Advancing Medical Professionalism (2018) which is forming the basis for development of aspects of Oxford’s undergraduate medical curriculum. He also works closely with colleagues at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Sole-authored publications include Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology (OUP, 2013) and Compassion in Healthcare: Pilgrimage, Policy and Civic Life (OUP, forthcoming 2020). Coedited collections include Personalised Medicine: The Promise, The Hype and the Pitfalls (The New Bioethics 2017), Marketisation Ethics and Healthcare: Policy, Practice and Moral Formation (Routledge 2018) and Concepts of Disease: Dysfunction, Responsibility and Sin (Theology, 2018).
Recent talks include presentations at the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (Belfast/Milan), the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (Geneva), the Centre for Personalised Medicine (Oxford) and the British Gynaecological Cancer Society (Cambridge). Previously he was a research fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.