- Associate Professor of Christian Ethics in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford
- Fellow of Harris Manchester College
Joshua Hordern is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College. His research interests include political theology with a focus on nationality, belonging and loyalty. He has also worked extensively in healthcare with particular focus on compassion in healthcare, medical professionalism and precision medicine. He leads the Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership. Sole-authored publications include Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology (OUP, 2013) and Compassion in Healthcare: Pilgrimage, Policy and Civic Life (OUP, 2020). Coedited collections include Personalised Medicine: The Promise, The Hype and the Pitfalls (The New Bioethics 2017), Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare: Policy, Practice and Moral Formation (Routledge 2018), Concepts of Disease: Dysfunction, Responsibility and Sin (Theology, 2018) and The Politics of Diakonia (Political Theology2019). Before Oxford, he was a Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, Associate Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics and a local authority councillor in Bury St Edmunds. He read classics as an undergraduate and a Masters in Christian Ethics in Oxford before his doctorate in Christian Ethics in Edinburgh.