Professor of Neuroscience & Society
Ilina Singh is a Professor of Neuroscience & Society in the Department of Psychiatry and has been Co-Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics & Humanities at the University of Oxford since 2017. Her research focuses on the social and ethical dimensions of research and innovation in biomedicine, neuroscience and psychiatry. In the Department she leads the Neuroscience, Ethics & Society Team, with projects in child and adolescent psychiatry; global mental health; mental health data ethics; digital mental health; precision psychiatry; and patient and public involvement and engagement (as PPI lead in the Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre).
Ilina has been the recipient of a Wellcome Trust University Award in Biomedical Ethics (2006) and currently holds a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in 2015 on the ethics of early intervention in child psychiatry. She conducts research across Africa through a collaboration with the Stanley Centre at the Broad Institute of Harvard/MIT on the science and ethics of neuropsychiatric genomics in Africa. Ilina is currently an advisor to the UKRI Adolescent Mental Health & Developing Mind Programme; the UKRI covid-19 Response Call Taskforce, and the Vatican-Lancet Commission on the Value of Life and supports initiatives at the US National Institutes of Health. She has published widely in eminent journals including Nature, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Social Science and Medicine, and the American Journal of Bioethics.