Jonathan Wolff

Jonathan Wolff is Blavatnik Professor of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, having formerly been Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Arts and Humanities at UCL. He is the Chair of the Research Committee of GambleAware, as well as being a Trustee. He was a member of the Gambling Review Body (Budd Committee). A political philosopher who works on questions of equality, disadvantage and social justice, his work in recent years has also turned to applied topics such as public safety, disability, and the regulation of recreational drugs, which he has discussed in his books Ethics and Public Policy: A Philosophical Inquiry (Routledge 2011) and The Human Right to Health (Norton 2012). Earlier works include Disadvantage (OUP 2007), with Avner de-Shalit.

He has had a long standing interest in health and health promotion, including questions of justice in health care resource allocation, the social determinants of health, and incentives and health behaviour, and has published several papers on these topics.

He has been a member of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, the Academy of Medical Science working party on Drug Futures, and the Homicide Review Group. For 2015-16 he is a member of the Board of Science of the British Medical Association. He writes a monthly column on higher education for the Guardian.