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|Nov 2020-Present||On secondment to the Pandemic Ethics Accelerator Project|
|Feb 2020- Nov 2020||Parfit-Radcliffe Richards Fellowship|
|Feb 2017- Feb 2020||Wellcome Trust Society and Ethics Fellowship, leading a project entitled: ‘The Ethics of Novel Therapeutic Applications of Deep Brain Stimulation’, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford|
|Oct 2016 - Jan 2017||Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Moral Philosophy at The Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, on the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘Mind and Machine’.|
|Sept 2014 - Oct 2016||Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Moral Philosophy at The Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, The University of Oxford, on the Wellcome Trust funded project “Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: An Ethical Analysis.|
|2014||DPhil in Philosophy, University of Oxford|
|Pugh, 'Autonomy, Rationality & Contemporary Bioethics', OUP, 2021.|
|Pugh, Wilkinson, and Savulescu, 'Sense and Sensitivity – Can An Inaccurate Test Be Better Than No Test At All?', Journal of Medical Ethics, 2021|
|Pugh, 'Genetic Information, Insurance, and A Pluralistic Approach To Justice', Journal of Medical Ethics, 2021|
|Pugh, Wilkinson, Palacios-Gonzalez, and Savulescu, ‘Beyond Individual Triage: Regional Allocation of Life-Saving Resources Such as Ventilators in Public Health Emergencies’. Health Care Analysis, 6 February 2021.|
|Pugh, ‘The United Kingdom’s Coronavirus Act, Deprivations of Liberty, and The Right to Liberty and Security of the Person’. Journal of Law and the Biosciences, 2020.|
|Pugh, and C Pugh. ‘Neurostimulation, Doping, and the Spirit of Sport’. Neuroethics, 2020.|
Pugh, ‘Clarifying the Normative Significance of “Personality Changes” Following Deep Brain Stimulation’. Science and Engineering Ethics, 18 March 2020.
Pugh, Kahane, and Savulescu, 'Bio-Conservatism, Partiality, and The Human Nature Objection to Enhancement', The Monist, 99:4, 2017.
Pugh & Maslen, 'Drugs That Make You Feel Bad’? Remorse-Based Mitigation and Neurointerventions', Criminal Law and Philosophy, 11:3, 2017.
|Pugh, 'Driven to Extinction? The Ethics of Eradicating Mosquitoes with Gene-Drive Technologies', Journal of Medical Ethics, 42:578-581. 2016|
|My research interests lie primarily in issues concerning personal autonomy in practical ethics, particularly topics pertaining to informed consent. I have also written on the ethics of human embryonic stem cell research, gene-editing technologies, and neuro-interventions. Since the end of 2020, I have been on secondment to the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator project, addressing ethical questions raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.|
|I have previously delivered tutorials on the FHS Ethics and Practical Ethics paper. I have delivered lectures on the Mst in Practical Ethics, and guest lectures on the Medical Law and Ethics module for the BCL in the Law School, I have supervised a number of students on the Mst in Practical Ethics and BPhil, as well as visiting BMedSci students. I currently co-supervise one DPhil student (in the school of Psychiatry) and will co-supervise a further student in the Law faculty from Michaelmas term.|