Professor Michael Parker is the Director of the Ethox Centre and of the newly established Wellcome Centre for Ethics, Innovation, Globalisation and Medicine. Both Centres are located in the Big Data Institute Building at the University of Oxford’s Old Road Campus. Michael is also the Chair of the Genomics England Ethics Advisory Committee and one of the Directors of the 100,000 Genomes Project. His main research interest is in the ethical issues arising in the clinical and research uses of genomics. Together with partners at the Wellcome Major Overseas Programmes in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam, Ethox has a Wellcome Strategic Award to build ethics capacity and conduct research on the ethical issues arising in global health research. This collaboration also has a focus on the ethics of global health research involving genomics and data-sharing.