Enhancing Human Behaviour: Ethical and Social Implications

09 October 2013

Portrait of Professor Julian Savulescu

with Professor Julian Savulescu
Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics

Professor Julian Savulescu has held the Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford since 2002. He has degrees in medicine, neuroscience and bioethics. He directs the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics within the Faculty of Ph...

The Centre for Dialogue 2013 Annual Lecture as delivered by bioethicist Julian Savulescu on 19 September. Prof Savulescu is Director of the Institute for Science and Ethics, University of Oxford. The public lecture, attended by around 300 people, was held at St Michael’s on Collins, an iconic Melbourne landmark. Prof Savulescu spoke at length about the possibilities for genetic and pharmaceutical interventions, and how these might enhance human behaviour, extend lifespans and ensure the survival of our species.