Dr Stephanie Johnson
MBChB, BSc, PhD
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. She currently holds a Wellcome Trust Fellowship (2020-2023) entitled ‘the ethics of tracking microbes’. Her research interests include: genomics and infectious disease: the ethics of infectious disease transmission and control; relational bioethics accounts in public health.
Stephanie is a medically trained bioethicist and health social scientist. Her work combines empirical research and theoretical analysis. Example projects include:
- Identifying and addressing the practical ethical issues arising in research and practice in Pathogen Genomics
- A nine country comparative and longitudinal study qualitative study ‘Solidarity in times of a pandemic. What do people do and why?’ in collaboration with the University of Vienna.
Stephanie is joint module lead on the Nuffield Department of 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.
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.