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Dr Stephanie Johnson

Dr Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson


Senior Researcher and Wellcome Trust Fellow

Stephanie Johnson is a Senior Researcher in Ethics at the Ethox Centre and Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford. Her research interests include: genomics and infectious disease: the ethics of infectious disease transmission and control; relational bioethics accounts in public health.

Stephanie is joint module lead on Oxford Populations Health’s MSc in Clinical Trials, and a DPhil supervisor for Elise Racine. She also supervises undergraduate research projects, mentors early career researchers at Ethox/WEH and convenes the centre’s ‘Grants Academy’.

She is a member of the Oxford Wellcome Centre-Johns Hopkins Berman Institute Global Infectious Disease Ethics (GLIDE) Collaborative and held a Wellcome Trust Fellowship (2020-2023) entitled ‘the ethics of tracking microbes’.

Stephanie works in close collaboration with scientific researchers at Oxford’s Big Data Institute and has provided expert advice to policy makers at institutions such as Genomics England and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. She conducted a review for the Nuffield Council on Bioethics evaluating their work on COVID-19.

Stephanie is a medically trained bioethicist and health social scientist. Her work combines empirical research and theoretical analysis. Example projects include: