Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery is Professor of Health Care Law at University College London and Chair of Oxford University Hospitals NHSFT. He was Chair of the Human Genetics Commission 2009-12, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics 2012-17, and Health Research Authority 2012-19. He was knighted for services to bioethics and healthcare law in the 2019 New Years Honours.
His research focuses on health care law and the governance of bioethical issues. In addition to academic publications, he has been involved in developing guidance for health professionals and policymakers. This has included work on confidentiality for the General Medical Council and co-authoring a chapter on ‘ethics and the social contract for genomics in the NHS’ in the Chief Medical Officer for England’s report for 2017.
During 2020, he chaired the Ethics Advisory Board for NHSx on its contact tracing app. Jonathan is also Chair of Ada’s independent review independent evidence review of vaccine passports and COVID-19 status apps.