Dr Anthony McCarthy is founder and director of Bios Centre and a visiting scholar in moral philosophy at the International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria.  He previously held the post of research fellow at the Anscombe Bioethics Centre in Oxford and holds degrees in philosophy from King’s College London, University College London and the University of Surrey. He has lectured widely and published on ethical issues both for academic and for wider audiences. His research interests include action theory, the nature of medicine, euthanasia, and sexual and reproductive ethics, including issues of consent.