Dr Hooper is the Head of the Graduate School, the Head of Section for Humanities, Ethics, Law and Global Health, and the Course Director for the MSc in Global Health.
Dr Hooper has degrees in medicine, philosophy and medical education. He also holds a PhD in law.
Dr Hooper has worked at St George's for about fifteen years and he has a number of different roles at the university. He is the Head of the Graduate School, the Head of Section for Humanities, Ethics, Law and Global Health, and the Course Director for the MSc in Global Health. He is also the academic co-lead for the MRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership MRC DTP LID between St George's, University of London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr Hooper is the General and Company Secretary of the Institute of Medical Ethics IME and he was the founding chair of the IME Research Committee. He was the acting Chair of the IME for about a year and he is currently the Chair of the IME Education Committee.
Dr Hooper participates in a variety of public engagement activities and he often gives interviews on radio and television in both Welsh and English. For many years he was also a regular columnist and blogger for The Conversation
Dr Hooper’s primary research interests are in global health ethics and public health ethics. His PhD focused on personal responsibility for health.
Dr Hooper has published on a wide variety of topics including the global regulation of tobacco, the ethical implications of HIV self-testing and the legality of detaining mental health patients.
Dr Hooper is heavily involved in all aspects of teaching, assessment and curriculum development at St George's.
As the Head of the Graduate School he plays a key role in assuring the quality of the postgraduate teaching provision at the university and he is responsible for enabling other academics to create innovative new postgraduate courses. As a Course Director he is responsible for leading a suite of postgraduate global health courses and as a module lead he is responsible for organizing a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules.
Dr Hooper regularly delivers lectures, seminars and tutorials to students on a wide range of different courses and he is actively involved in assessing these students too.