Ronald Anthony (Tony) Hope

Tony Hope recently retired as Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Oxford, and as Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist. He is Uehiro Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and Emeritus Fellow at St Cross College, Oxford.  He founded, and was first Director of, the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford: a multidisciplinary centre carrying out research, teaching and support to clinicians in medical ethics. He was the first Chairman of the Medical Humanities Strategy Committee at the Wellcome Trust and also Chaired the Working Party on the ethics of dementia set up by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. After completing a PhD at London University in developmental neurobiology he studied medicine specialising in psychiatry. His two main areas of research have been the behavioural changes in people with dementia; and medical ethics with a particular interest in the combination of ethical analysis and the collection of empirical data. He has done work particularly in the field of mental health ethics and in resource allocation. In addition to publishing over 200 research papers and chapters he has co-authored a number of books including a general textbook of medicine, a self-help psychology book, and several books in medical ethics and law.