John Wyatt is a doctor, author, speaker and research scientist. He is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics, Ethics & Perinatology at University College London. He is also a senior researcher at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge.
He has served as a consultant neonatologist and academic researcher focussing on the mechanisms, treatment, and prevention of brain damage in newborn infants. He is now engaged in addressing new ethical, philosophical and theological challenges caused by advances in medical science and technology. He is also fascinated by the issues raised by rapid advances in AI and robotics, and the interface between cutting-edge science and Christian faith.
Previously he worked as a paediatrician specialising in the care of newborn babies at a leading neonatal intensive care unit for more than 25 years. Through my clinical experience, I became increasingly aware of the ethical maelstrom cause by advancing technology and contentious debates about the nature of humanity at the beginning and end of life.
He is now retired from frontline medical practice and is focussing on the ethical, philosophical and theological issues raised by rapidly advancing technology.