Dr James Wilson

Dr James Wilson

James Wilson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at UCL. His research focuses on three areas: public health ethics, the regulation of intellectual property, and research ethics. He spent 2011-12 on secondment to The Royal Society as a Senior Policy Adviser on the Science as an Open Enterprise study.

He is joint coordinator of the International Association of Bioethics’s Philosophy and Bioethics Network. For further details, and to download open access versions of his papers see James’s homepage.

Recent publications include:

  1. Wilson, J. (2014). “The Ethics of Disease Eradication.” Vaccine (in press).
  2. Wilson J. (2014). “Embracing Complexity: Theory, Cases and the Future of Bioethics”, Monash Bioethics Review 32(1-2)3-21.
  3. A David Napier, Clyde Ancarno, Beverley Butler, Joseph Calabrese, Angel Chater, Helen Chatterjee, François Guesnet, Robert Horne, Stephen Jacyna, Sushrut Jadhav, Alison Macdonald, Ulrike Neuendorf, Aaron Parkhurst, Rodney Reynolds, Graham Scambler, Sonu Shamdasani, Sonia Zafer Smith, Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, Linda Thomson, Nick Tyler, Anna-Maria Volkmann, Trinley Walker, Jessica Watson, Amanda C de C Williams, Chris Willott, James Wilson, Katherine Woolf (2014). Culture and Health. The Lancet384(9954): 1607–1639
  4. Wilson J. (2012) “Paying for patented drugs is hard to justify: an argument about time discounting and medical need”, Journal of Applied Philosophy 29(3): 186–199.
  5. Yvonne Rydin, Ana Bleahu, Michael Davies, Julio D Davila, Sharon Friel, Giovanni De Grandis, Nora Groce, Pedro Hallal, Ian Hamilton, Philippa Howden-Chapman, University of Otago Ka Man Lai, CJ Lim, Juliana Martins, David Osrin, Ian Ridley, Ian Scott, Myfanwy Taylor, Paul Wilkinson, James Wilson (2012). “Shaping Cities For Health: The Complexity Of Planning Urban Environments In The 21st Century”, The Lancet 379(9831): 2079–2108.
  6. Wilson J. (2011). “Why It's Time to Stop Worrying About Paternalism in Health Policy”, Public Health Ethics 4(3): 269-279.
  7. Wilson J. (2011). “Freedom of Information and Research Data”, Research Ethics 7(3): 107-111.
  8. Wilson J. and Hunter D. (2010). “Research Exceptionalism”, American Journal of Bioethics 10(8): pp. 45–54. Target article, with nine commentaries.
  9. Wilson J. and Dawson A. (2010). “Giving Liberty Its Due, But No More: Trans Fats, Liberty and Public Health”, American Journal of Bioethics 10(3): pp.34–36.
  10. Wilson J. (2009). “Towards a Normative Framework for Public Health Ethics and Policy”, Public Health Ethics 2(2): pp. 184–194.
  11. Wilson J. (2009). “Could there be a Right to Own Intellectual Property?”, Law and Philosophy 28(4): pp. 393–427.
  12. Wilson J. (2009). “Not So Special After All? Daniels and the Social Determinants of Health”, Journal of Medical Ethics 35(1), pp. 3–6.