Alex McKeown

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Deputy Director

Alex McKeown is a Research Fellow with the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society (NEUROSEC) group in the Department of Psychiatry and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford, and Deputy Director of the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator. Before returning to academia to pursue a PhD in Bioethics, Alex spent three years working in medical education and policy research for a UK patient organisation.

At Oxford Alex has worked on research projects in dementia ethics and ethics of data linkage in mental health. He has published work in both of these as well a range of topics in bioethics and neuroethics, including: ethics of early intervention in children and young people; ethics in cognitive and moral enhancement; human enhancement and public health; ethics and philosophy of mind in artificial intelligence; ethics of integrated care; interdisciplinary methodology in applied ethics.