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Academic staff at the Bioethics Centre

Staff are available for consultation, particularly on matters relating to their research interests.

Dr Lynley Anderson  Head of Department and Associate Professor

Ethics in sports medicine, reproductive ethics, clinical bioethics, professional development, codes of ethics.

Tel +64 3 471 6132

Dr Angela Ballantyne Associate Professor

Global health policy and justice, ethical frameworks in research, genetics and ethics.

Tel +64 4 918 5090

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.

Tel +64 3 477 3488

Dr Elizabeth Fenton Lecturer

Public health ethics, global health, resource prioritization, and health policy.

Tel +64 3 471 6128

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

Tel +64 3 471 6123

Dr Mike King Senior Lecturer

Animal and environmental ethics, scientific responsibility, ethics of assisted reproductive technologies.

Tel +64 3 471 6130

Dr Taryn Knox Lecturer

Philosophy of psychiatry and medicine, mental health ethics, sports ethics.

Tel +64 3 471 6122

Dr John McMillan Professor

Prioritisation, reproductive ethics, the philosophy and ethics of mental health, research ethics, methods of bioethics.

Tel +64 3 471 6135

Dr Tania Moerenhout Lecturer

Ethics and philosophy of (new) medical technologies, digital health ethics, clinical ethics and the patient‑doctor relationship.

Tel +64 3 471 5388

Dr Jing-Bao Nie Professor

Cross-cultural and international bioethics, medical ethics in China / Asia.

Tel +64 3 471 6129

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.

Tel +64 3 471 6126

Dr Cindy Towns Honorary Senior Lecturer

Bioethics, health policy, general medicine, and geriatrics.


Dr Simon Walker Lecturer

Moral philosophy, the nature of value, meaning, suffering, end of life care.

Tel +64 3 471 6124

Dr Janine Winters Senior Lecturer

End of life ethical issues for both adults and children, high stakes decision making for children.

Tel +64 3 471 6120