The position of Visiting Scholar is to be awarded to a practising medical doctor (physician) with an interest in medical ethics. It provides an opportunity for a clinician to take part in the academic and College life of the University of Oxford. The University is one of the major centres for both m ... read more and apply
Dr Andrew Charles Markus (1930-2012) was born in Budapest and migrated with his family to Derbyshire when he was 9 years old. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and won a scholarship to study physiological sciences at University College, Oxford. He went on to study clinical medicine at University College Hospital in London. After National Service in the Royal Air Force he and his wife joined the primary care practice at Thame of which he became Senior Partner. He played a major role in developing the practice to become a leading community health centre. When the University of Oxford established a Department of General Practice, Andrew became University Tutor and a founding Fellow of Green (later Green Templeton) College.
The Ethox Centre aims to improve ethical standards in healthcare practice and in medical research. It does this through education, research, and the provision of ethics support to health professionals and medical researchers.
The Centre aims in all its activities to be close to practice and seeks to engage with ethical issues faced by real world actors in real world settings. One implication of this is that the Centre places particular value on approaches bringing together empirical research with rigorous ethical analysis.
The Ethox Centre has a rich research culture including visiting researchers, research seminars and on-going collaborative writing groups on a wide range of topics