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Bioethics Centre staff profile

Dr Taryn Knox

PositionLecturer
DepartmentBioethics Centre
QualificationsPhD MBHL MA BA(Hons) LLB (Otago)
Research summaryPhilosophy of psychiatry and medicine, mental health ethics, sport ethics
TeachingEthics to students of medicine, physiotherapy, pharmacy, and dentistry and oral health. BITC 201
MembershipsUniversity of Otago Human Ethics Committee

Research

Taryn is interested in the ways in which the philosophy of language and the philosophy of science can inform ethical decisions in medicine, especially psychiatry. Her PhD focused on ways in which 'mental illness' could be defined to safeguard against abusive medical treatment, such as forced conversion therapy for gay people and the institutionalisation of political dissidents.

Taryn is currently working alongside Associate Professor Lynley Anderson in a project regarding the gender binary in sport, and how this could be adapted to ensure the inclusion of transgender athletes as well as fairness.

Publications

Martínková, I., Knox, T., Anderson, L., & Parry, J. (2022). Sex and gender in sport categorization: Aiming for terminological clarity. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00948705.2022.2043755

Knox, T., & Anderson, L. (2022). Kid’s cage-fighting: It should be banned, right? Sport, Ethics & Philosophy, 16(3), 300-317. doi: 10.1080/17511321.2021.1933153

Knox, T. (2021). Sexual orientation change efforts and VBP. In D. Stoyanov, B. Fulford, G. Stanghellini, W. Van Staden & M. T. Wong (Eds.), International perspectives in values-based mental health practice: Case studies and commentaries. (pp. 331-339). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-47852-0_39

Anderson, L. C., & Knox, T. R. (2020). On Loland's conception of fair equality of opportunity in sport. Journal of Medical Ethics, 46(9), 595-596. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2020-106748

Anderson, L., Knox, T., & Heather, A. (2019). Trans-athletes in elite sport: Inclusion and fairness. Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, 3(6), 759-762. doi: 10.1042/ETLS20180071

Knox, T. (2021). Sexual orientation change efforts and VBP. In D. Stoyanov, B. Fulford, G. Stanghellini, W. Van Staden & M. T. Wong (Eds.), International perspectives in values-based mental health practice: Case studies and commentaries. (pp. 331-339). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-47852-0_39

Chapter in Book - Research

Knox, T., & Anderson, L. (2022). Kid’s cage-fighting: It should be banned, right? Sport, Ethics & Philosophy, 16(3), 300-317. doi: 10.1080/17511321.2021.1933153

Journal - Research Article

Martínková, I., Knox, T., Anderson, L., & Parry, J. (2022). Sex and gender in sport categorization: Aiming for terminological clarity. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00948705.2022.2043755

Journal - Research Article

Knox, T., Anderson, L. C., & Heather, A. (2019). Transwomen in elite sport: Scientific and ethical considerations. Journal of Medical Ethics, 45, 395-403. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2018-105208

Journal - Research Article

Anderson, L. C., & Knox, T. R. (2020). On Loland's conception of fair equality of opportunity in sport. Journal of Medical Ethics, 46(9), 595-596. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2020-106748

Journal - Research Other

Anderson, L., Knox, T., & Heather, A. (2019). Trans-athletes in elite sport: Inclusion and fairness. Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, 3(6), 759-762. doi: 10.1042/ETLS20180071

Journal - Research Other

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