Jeremy Howick

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Dr Howick obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics (under the supervision of Professor John Worrall and Professor Nany Cartwright in 2008. He has since worked at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and Nuffield Department of Primary Care (University of Oxford, 2007-2017), as a lecturer in the Science and Technology Studies Department (University College London, 2010-2012, part-time), and at the Faculty of Philosophy (University of Oxford, 2017-present).


Dr Howick has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and three books. See here for a full list of his publications.


Dr Howick combines philosophy of science, ethics, and clinical epidemiology. His book "The Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicine" came to define a sub-field within philosophy of science. As the director of the Oxford University Empathy Programme, his mission is to introduce a dose of empathy into all healthcare consultations. He has also promoted medical humanities by founding the Oxford Philosophy and Medicine Network, and introduced the only medical humanities course to the Oxford MSc in Evidence-Based Healthcare. He communicates regularly with the public and has written a book for non-academic audiences called Doctor You (Amazon #1 bestseller). As an expert he has appeared on the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, and his research has been featured in The Guardian, The Times, Men’s Health, the Daily Mail, the Huffington Post, and The Conversation. He speaks regularly at Oxford and internationally to academics and others about his research, and how it can improve health.