Søren Holm, medical doctor and philosopher, is employed as Professor of Bioethics at the University of Manchester, UK. He has long-standing research interests in the problems of communication and consent, both in relation to clinical practice and in relation to biomedical and social scientific research. He is currently investigating issues surrounding the routinisation of consent, especially the phenomenon of ‘nudging’ as an interventionist device in domains such as public health, clinical practice and research. He is a former President of the European Society for the Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care and a former member of the Danish Council of Ethics and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. He edits the journal Clinical Ethics and is a former editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics.