Dr. Tom Beauchamp
Professor of Moral Philosophy at Georgetown University; Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Professor of philosophy and Senior Research Scholar at Kennedy Institute of Ethics. He holds graduate degrees from Yale University and Johns Hopkins University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1970. In 1975, he joined the staff of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioural Research, where he wrote the bulk of the Belmont Report (1978). Beauchamp’s research interests include the ethics of human-subjects research, the place of universal principles and rights in biomedical ethics, and methods of bioethics. He has co-authored Principles of Biomedical Ethics (6th edn. 2009), A History and Theory of Informed Consent (Oxford, 1986), and The Human Use of Animals (Oxford, 2nd edn. 2008, with four co-authors). Many of his articles on biomedical ethics were collected and republished in 2010 by the Oxford University Press under the title Standing on Principles: Collected Works.