Professor Martin Wilkinson

MA, DPhil (Oxon)

Biography

  • Professor

Martin Wilkinson has undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Oxford University. He worked in the Department of Political Studies from 1993-2002 and returned in 2009 after several years working in the medical school. In recent years he has worked on ethics in organ transplantation and public health ethics. His book Ethics and the Acquisiiton of Organs (Oxford University Press, 2011: pbk 2015) has been described in reviews as `slim, rigorous and entertaining' (Journal of Applied Philosophy) and `a first-rate work of philosophy, independent of sub-field' Res Publica. He was Chair of the Bioethics Council and Deputy Chair of the National Ethics Advsory Committee .

Research | Current

  • Transplantation and the politics, philosophy and economics of health
  • Ethics and policy on organ transplantation
  • Public health ethics, especially obesity
  • Allocation of health care resources
  • Paternalism

Teaching | Current

POLITICS 209 Modern Political Thought

POLITICS 741 Ethics and Health Policy

Postgraduate supervision

Martin supervises at all levels on a range of topics, including organ transplantation, equity in health, justice in the labour market, the ethics of public health interventions, paternalism, and the liberal state. He is happy to talk to prospective research students about their research ideas.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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Contact details

Primary office location

HUMAN SCIENCES BUILDING - EAST - Bldg 201E
Level 5, Room 510
10 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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