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Main Areas of Research / Scholarship: Bioethics (in particular ethics at the beginning of life and, end of life, ethical principles, and religious bioethics).
Prof David Albert Jones is the Director of the Anscombe Centre, Oxford; Research Fellow in Bioethics at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford; and a Visiting Professor of Bioethics at the Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies.
Prof Jones read Natural Sciences and Philosophy at Cambridge (1984-1987) and Theology at Oxford (1992-2000). His doctorate was published as Approaching the End: a theological exploration of death and dying (Oxford University Press 2007).
His book The Soul of the Embryo: An enquiry into the status of the human embryo in the Christian tradition (Continuum 2004) was positively reviewed by Sir Anthony Kenny in the Times Literary Supplement and Baroness Julia Neuberger in The Lancet and was short-listed for the Michael Ramsey Prize 2007.
Professor Jones has presented oral or written evidence on bioethical questions to a variety of government and nongovernment bodies: to the Department of Health; to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority; to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee; to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence; to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics; and to the House of Lords Select Committee on Stem Cell Research.
He is currently on a working party of the General Medical Council and is a member of the National Reference Group for the Liverpool Care Pathway. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Ministry of Defence Research Ethics Committee.