Dr Joshua Hordern is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics in the Faculty of Theology and Religion and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College. His research mainly concerns how theology and religion illumine the role of affections such as compassion, joy, fear and hope in public life. His first monograph Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology (OUP, 2013) is to be followed by a second entitled Compassion in Healthcare: Practical Policy for Civic Life (OUP, 2019).
Josh leads the Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership (www.healthcarevalues.ox.ac.uk) and is Principal Investigator on an £199,258 AHRC-funded project Compassion in Healthcare: Practical Policy for Civic Life. During the project, he will be collaborating in research and knowledge exchange activities on compassion and professionalism with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal College of Physicians and the Stratification in Colorectal Cancer Consortium. More details may be found here.
Josh holds an honorary contract with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and sits on the Royal College of Physicians Committee for Ethical Issues in Medicine. He is associated with the University of Oxford McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life and is Chair of Trustees of RENEW Foundation (www.renew-founation.org) which tackle prostitution and trafficking in the Philippines. Before coming to Oxford, he was a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge and served as an elected local councillor in Bury St Edmunds.