Dr Ainsley Newson

Senior Lecturer in Bioethics
Centre for Values, Ethics & Law in Medicine (VELIM), School of Public Health

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Biographical details

Dr Ainsley Newson is Senior Lecturer in Bioethics at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELiM) within the Sydney School of Public Health. Ainsley has been at the University of Sydney since January 2013. Previously, she was Lecturer (2006-2008) then Senior Lecturer (2008-2012) in Biomedical Ethics at the University of Bristol, UK. She was also a Research Fellow in Ethics and Genetics at Imperial College London (2003-6).Ainsley has degree qualifications in Medical Ethics, Law and Science, all of which were obtained from the University of Melbourne. Her PhD research focussedon moral issues in behavioural genetic research and its applications.

Research interests

Ainsley works on:

  • Ethics and clinical genetics

  • Ethics and human reproduction

  • Emerging biotechnologies, e.g. synthetic biology

  • Clinical Ethics

Teaching areas

Ainsley is Course Director of the Sydney Bioethics Program.