Dr Tess Johnson
GLIDE Postdoctoral Researcher in the Ethics of Pandemic Preparedness, Surveillance and Response
Dr Tess Johnson is a GLIDE postdoctoral researcher in the ethics of pandemic preparedness, surveillance and response. She is based at the Ethox Centre, working with Professor Michael Parker, and she will also have a residency period at the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics. Her particular focus is on antimicrobial resistance, and natural and engineered pathogens. Her primary research questions concern the ethical lessons we might learn about policy making from reviewing interventions for preparation, surveillance and response across antimicrobial stewardship policy, the COVID-19 response, and surveillance for biosecurity.
Concurrently with her primary role, Tess holds a number of other positions. She is a Forethought Fellow at the Global Priorities Institute, where she conducts research on global catastrophic biological risks. She is also a stipendiary lecturer in moral philosophy (various papers) at University College, Oxford. Finally, she has a pastoral care and disciplinary role as the Deputy Principal of Postmasters at Merton College, Oxford.
Tess is a bioethicist by training, having completed her DPhil in Philosophy in 2022 at the University of Oxford. Her research on the ethics of human enhancement was conducted under the supervision of Professor Julian Savulescu and Dr Alberto Giubilini. Other areas of research interest include global health ethics, genetic ethics, and reproductive ethics.
For the good of the globe: moral reasons for states to mitigate global catastrophic biological risks
Johnson T., (2024), Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Ethical issues in Nipah virus control and research: addressing a neglected disease
Johnson T. et al, (2023), Journal of Medical Ethics
The relationship between speculation and translation in bioethics: methods and methodologies
Johnson T. and Romanis EC., (2023), Monash Bioethics Review
Genetic immunization: enhancement or public health
Johnson T., (2023), Clinical Ethics at the Crossroads of Genetic and Reproductive Technologies
Considering the Collective in Ethical Decision-Making Concerning Non-Medical Uses of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing
Johnson T., (2023), The American Journal of Bioethics