John Harris is the Lord Alliance Professor of Bioethics, a Director of the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation and joint founder of the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy at the Low School, University of Manchester (England). He is a Visiting Professor in Bioethics at the King’s College, London.

From March 30th 2004 to July 2011 John he was the joint Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Medical Ethics, the leading journal in this field. He was one of the Founder Directors of the International Association of Bioethics and is a founder member of the Board of the Journal Bioethics and a member of the Editorial Board of the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, as well as numerous other journals.

He has acted as Ethical Consultant to national and international bodies and organizations, including the European Parliament, The World Health Organization, The European Commission, The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), The United Kingdom Department of Health, The Health Council of the Netherlands, The Research Council of Norway, The Welsh Office Of The United Kingdom, The British Fluoridation Society, Granada Television, Virgin Health Bank, Smithkline Beecham and GlaxoSmithkline. He is the founder and a General Editor of a major series of books for Oxford University Press entitled Issues in Biomedical Ethics and a new series of books which he co-edits with Sir John Sulston (Nobel Prize winner in 2002) is published by Bloomsbury and entitled Science, Ethics and Society.

John Harris is the author or editor of twenty books and over three hundred papers. Some of his most well-known books are: The Value of Life, Routledge, London, 1985,  On Cloning, Routledge, London, 2004, Enhancing Evolution, Princeton University Press 2007 and How to be Good, Oxford University Press, 2016.