Michael Parker is Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford. He is the Chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee and a Non-executive Director of Genomics England. His main research interest isin the ethical aspects of the clinical uses ofgenomics. He leads the ethics and social science research programme (GeCIP) of the 100,000 Genomes Project.
In 2001, together with colleagues in genetics, Michael established the ‘Genethics Club’ , which is the main national ethics forum for genetics in the UK. His other main research interest isin the ethics of collaborative global health research. This interest arose initially outof his role leading the ethics programme of the Malaria Genomics Epidemiology Network. Together with partners in Africa and South East Asia heis the holder of a five year Wellcome Trust Strategic Award to build ethics capacity and conduct ethics research.
His most recent research project was on attitudes to ethical data sharing in five low-income countries.