Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities

An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds

Professor Christopher Megone

Professor of Interdisciplinary Applied Ethics, Director Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied


+44 (0) 113 34 33278 / 37788

Chris joined the Department in 1991, after working at York for eight years, and is currently Professor of Interdisciplinary Applied Ethics. His undergraduate and graduate studies were all undertaken at Oxford.

From 2003-2006 he was Director of Learning and Teaching in the Department, and during that time he led a successful £3 million bid for a new Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied. He is now Director of the IDEA CETL

He is also Director of the MA in Health Care Ethics and Director of Enterprise and Knowledge Transfer in the Faculty of Arts.

In 2006 he was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship, thereby becoming a lifelong member of the Association of NTFs.

Research Interests

Ancient Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle, especially Aristotelian ethics, political philosophy and metaphysics
Moral Psychology: especially rationality, desire and value
Applied Ethics: especially Medical Ethics and Business Ethics

Selected Publications

European Neonatal Research: Consent, Ethics Committees, and Law, pp. 272, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001 (with S. Mason)
“One Concept of Liberty”, in Political Studies, pp.611-622, (December, 1987), partly reprinted in “From ‘One concept of liberty'” in I. Carter, M. Kramer, H. Steiner (eds.), Freedom: a philosophical anthology, pp.163-5 (Blackwells, Oxford, 2007).
“Persons and Potentiality: An Aristotelian Approach”, in Mark Kuczewski and Ronald Polansky (eds.) Bioethics, Ancient Themes in Contemporary Issues, pp. 155-177, (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. 2000).
“Mental Illness, Metaphysics, Facts and Values”, in Philosophical Papers, Volume 36, pp. 399-426, 2007.
Downloadable versions of papers freely available via White Rose Research Online

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