The backgrounds of the academic staff provide a variety of perspectives in the humanities and health, which helps students to reflect on current ethical issues in medicine, biology, health care, and the broader issues of environmental ethics.
Centre staff are also responsible for teaching one of the most extensive programs in medical ethics of any medical school in the world, and also ethics courses in pharmacy, physiotherapy, oral health, and midwifery.
Staff are available for consultation, particularly on matters relating to their research interests.
Dr Lynley Anderson Head of Department and Professor
Ethics in sports medicine, reproductive ethics, clinical bioethics, professional development, codes of ethics.
Dr Angela Ballantyne Associate Professor
Global health policy and justice, ethical frameworks in research, genetics and ethics.
Dr Sarah Bush Professional Practice Fellow
Public health ethics, bioethics and health law.
Ms Alison Douglass Honorary Senior Lecturer
Clinical ethics, research ethics, mental capacity, assisted reproductive technology.
Dr Elizabeth Fenton Lecturer
Public health ethics, global health, resource prioritization, and health policy.
Dr Grant Gillett Professor Emeritus
Bioethics, neuroethics, philosophy of psychiatry, post-structuralist philosophy. Professor Gillett is not offering postgraduate supervision.
Ms Josephine Johnston Lecturer
Bioethics, law and policy relating to human reproduction, psychiatry, genetics, and neuroscience
Dr Mike King Senior Lecturer
Animal and environmental ethics, scientific responsibility, ethics of assisted reproductive technologies.
Dr Taryn Knox Lecturer
Philosophy of psychiatry and medicine, mental health ethics, sports ethics.
Nicola Liebergreen Assistant Research Fellow
Sociology, animal ethics, ethics of working with children and youth, sexual harm prevention.
Dr John McMillan Professor
Dr Tania Moerenhout Lecturer
Ethics and philosophy of (new) medical technologies, digital health ethics, clinical ethics and the patient‑doctor relationship.
Dr Jing-Bao Nie Professor
Cross-cultural and international bioethics, medical ethics in China / Asia.
Dr Geoff Noller Research Fellow
Dr Neil Pickering Associate Professor
Philosophy and ethics of mental health, medical humanities (particularly the use of literature in ethics teaching), alternative medicine, cultural issues in bioethics, environmental ethics.
Dr Cindy Towns Honorary Senior Lecturer
Bioethics, health policy, general medicine, and geriatrics.
Dr Simon Walker Senior Lecturer
Moral philosophy, the nature of value, meaning, suffering, end of life care.
Dr Janine Winters Senior Lecturer
End of life ethical issues for both adults and children, high stakes decision making for children.