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Dr Lukas Meier 

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Junior Research Fellows,

Lukas J. Meier is a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge who specialises in bioethics and the philosophy of mind. Lukas studied political science at the University of Göttingen and received his BPhil in philosophy from the University of Oxford. His PhD thesis, funded by the German National Academic Foundation and completed at the University of St Andrews, connected the medical debate about the definition of death to the philosophical debate about personal identity. Results were published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, and the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. Subsequently, Lukas acted as ethicist in a research project that developed an algorithm to aid moral decision-making in clinical contexts at the Technical University of Munich. His current research focuses on sleep, coma and the nature of consciousness. Lukas is also exploring questions of distributive justice and the application of artificial intelligence in the COVID-19 pandemic.