Professor of Medical Ethics, Director of Medical Ethics, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; Consultant Neonatologist, John Radcliffe Hospital; Senior Research Fellow, Jesus College

Academic Background

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. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics and Managing Editor of the Journal of Practical Ethics.

Dominic trained in Medicine at the University of Melbourne, later specialising in paediatrics and neonatal intensive care. He completed a Masters degree in Human Bioethics at Monash University (Melbourne) and subsequently completed a DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2010 investigating ethical issues relating to neuroimaging and decision-making for critically ill newborn infants.

Graduate Teaching Areas

Medical Ethics

Research Interests

Dominic’s research interests include end-of-life care, neuroethics, perinatal ethics, critical care ethics and ethical questions associated with randomised controlled trials.


Please see Prof Wilkinson's personal website and Twitter feed.  Further information can also be found at the departmental website.