Professor Angus Dawson

Professor of Bioethics and Director
Sydney Health Ethics
School of Public Health


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Current research students

Project title Research student
The value of autonomy in bioethics Lisa DIVE

Selected grants

2017

  • Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health Services; Steinbeck K, Skinner R, Sanci L, Schofield D, Brooks F, Dawson A, Ivers R, Perry L, Liu B, Collin P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Centres of Research Excellence.
  • Ethics and Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR): A Global Solution to a Global Problem; Dawson A, Degeling C, Gilbert G, Dominey-Howes D, Norris J, Hill-Cawthorne G; DVC Research/Sydney Policy Lab.
  • Environmental Assessments of Mining Projects in New South Wales: A cross-disciplinary policy opportunity for improving health and wellbeing; Harris P, McManus P, Ji M, Dawson A, Colagiuri R; DVC Research/Sydney Policy Lab.

2016

  • Australian Partnership (for) Preparedness Research on InfectiouS (disease) Emergencies (APPRISE); Lewin S, Sorrell T, Gilbert G, Dawson A, Macartney K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Centres of Research Excellence.
  • Globalisation and VELiM; Dawson A; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • The Ethics of Vector Modification in the Control of Malaria and Dengue; Dawson A; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation./Research Grant.
  • Design and implementation of a curricular framework and assessment to promote the enhancement of the Ethical, Social and Professional Understanding of the Sydney graduate. A pilot for a university-wide approach in the Dental Faculty; Holden A, Spallek H, Dawson A, Mathieu Coulton K, Eberhard J, Koulias M, Hendry G; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

2013

  • Citizen's Health through Public-Private Initiatives: Public Health, Market and Ethical Perspectives; Dawson A; European Commission (Belgium)/Cost Action.

2012

  • Disaster Bioethics: addressing ethical issues triggered by disasters’; Dawson A; European Commission (Belgium)/Cost Action.

2011

  • The moral case for vaccination; Dawson A; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation./Research Grant.
  • Open Source Food Distribution; Dawson A; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)/Research Grant.
  • Ethical Issues in Vaccination Policy in India; Dawson A; Wellcome Trust (UK)/Developing Countries Project Grant.

Selected publications

  • The Philosophy of Public Health

    The Philosophy of Public Health (Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2012)

  • Public Health Ethics: Key Concepts and Issues in Policy and Practice

    Public Health Ethics: Key Concepts and Issues in Policy and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

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Edited Books

  • Dawson, A. (2012). The Philosophy of Public Health. Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
  • Dawson, A. (2011). Public Health Ethics: Key Concepts and Issues in Policy and Practice. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • Dawson, A. (2015). Authority, markets and society: Three possible foundations for European bioethics. The Voices and Rooms of European Bioethics, (pp. 148-156). Abingdon: Taylor and Francis Inc.
  • Kong, W., Dawson, A. (2013). Ethical issues in the genetics of complex disorders. Stroke Genetics, (pp. 299-309). London: Springer-Verlag. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2012). Advance directives. General Practice and Ethics: Uncertainty and Responsibility, (pp. 122-140). Abingdon: Taylor and Francis. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2012). Introduction: The philosophy of public health. The Philosophy of Public Health, (pp. 1-10). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
  • Hunter, D., Dawson, A. (2011). Is there a need for global health ethics? for and against. Global Health and Global Health Ethics, (pp. 77-88). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2011). Resetting the parameters: Public health as the foundation for public health ethics. In Angus Dawson (Eds.), Public Health Ethics: Key Concepts and Issues in Policy and Practice, (pp. 1-19). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2011). Vaccination ethics. In Angus Dawson (Eds.), Public Health Ethics: Key Concepts and Issues in Policy and Practice, (pp. 143-153). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

Journals

  • Fairchild, A., Haghdoost, A., Bayer, R., Selgelid, M., Dawson, A., Saxena, A., Reis, A. (2017). Ethics of public health surveillance: New guidelines. The Lancet Public Health, 2(8), e348-e349. [More Information]
  • Schopper, D., Ravinetto, R., Schwartz, L., Kamaara, E., Sheel, S., Segelid, M., Ahmad, A., Dawson, A., Singh, J., Jesani, A., et al (2017). Research Ethics Governance in Times of Ebola. Public Health Ethics, 10(1), 49-61. [More Information]
  • Fairchild, A., Dawson, A., Bayer, R., Selgelid, M. (2017). The World Health Organization, Public Health Ethics, and Surveillance: Essential Architecture for Social Well-Being. American Journal of Public Health, 107(10), 1596-1598. [More Information]
  • Woolfall, K., Frith, L., Dawson, A., Gamble, C., Lyttle, M., Young, B. (2016). Fifteen-minute consultation: An evidence-based approach to research without prior consent (deferred consent) in neonatal and paediatric critical care trials. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Education and Practice Edition, 101(1), 49-53. [More Information]
  • Silva, D., Dawson, A., Upshur, R. (2016). Reciprocity and Ethical Tuberculosis Treatment and Control. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 13(1), 75-86. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2016). Snakes and ladders: State interventions and the place of liberty in public health policy. Journal of Medical Ethics, 42(8), 510-513. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A., MacKay, K. (2015). Alcohol, liberty, and societal change: what should we do about our drinking problem? The American Journal of Bioethics, 15(3), 12-14. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2015). Ebola: what it tells us about medical ethics. Journal of Medical Ethics, 41(1), 107-110. [More Information]
  • Schopper, D., Dawson, A., Upshur, R., Ahmad, A., Jesani, A., Ravinetto, R., Segelid, M., Sheel, S., Singh, J. (2015). Innovations in research ethics governance in humanitarian settings. BMC Medical Ethics, 16(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A., Verweij, M. (2015). Public health: Beyond the Role of the State. Public Health Ethics, 8(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Jennings, B., Dawson, A. (2015). SOLIDARITY in the Moral Imagination of Bioethics. Hastings Center Report, 45(5), 31-38. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A., Sim, J. (2015). The nature and ethics of natural experiments. Journal of Medical Ethics, 41(10), 848-853. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A., Herington, J. (2014). Academic Freedom and the Professional Responsibilities of Applied Ethicists: A comment on Minerva. Bioethics, 28(4), 174-177. [More Information]
  • Coughlin, S., Dawson, A. (2014). Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Exposomics: A Call for Research Investment. Public Health Ethics, 7(3), 207-210. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2014). Information, choice and the ends of health promotion. Monash Bioethics Review, 32(1-2), 106-120. [More Information]
  • Herington, J., Dawson, A., Draper, H. (2014). Obesity, Liberty, and Public Health Emergencies. Hastings Center Report, 44(6), 26-35. [More Information]
  • Willison, D., Ondrusek, N., Dawson, A., Emerson, C., Ferris, L., Saginur, R., Sampson, H., Upshur, R. (2014). What makes public health studies ethical? Dissolving the boundary between research and practice. BMC Medical Ethics, 15, 61. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2013). IAB presidential address: Contextual, social, critical: How we ought to think about the future of bioethics. Bioethics, 27(6), 291-296. [More Information]
  • Coughlin, S., Barker, A., Dawson, A. (2012). Ethics and scientific integrity in public health, epidemiological and clinical research. Public Health Reviews, 34(1), 1-13.
  • Johri, M., Chung, R., Dawson, A., Schrecker, T. (2012). Global health and national borders: The ethics of foreign aid in a time of financial crisis. Globalization and Health, 8, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sim, J., Dawson, A. (2012). Informed consent and cluster-randomized trials. American Journal of Public Health, 102(3), 480-485. [More Information]
  • Verweij, M., Dawson, A. (2012). Risk, risk groups and population health. Public Health Ethics, 5(3), 213-215. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A., Verweij, M. (2012). Solidarity: A moral concept in need of clarification. Public Health Ethics, 5(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2011). Public health ethics and the justification of HIV screening. Health Affairs, 11(4), 48-49. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2011). The moral case for the routine vaccination of children in developed and developing countries. Health Affairs, 30(6), 1029-1033. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2010). The future of bioethics: three dogmas and a cup of hemlock. Bioethics, 24(5), 218-225. [More Information]

2017

  • Fairchild, A., Haghdoost, A., Bayer, R., Selgelid, M., Dawson, A., Saxena, A., Reis, A. (2017). Ethics of public health surveillance: New guidelines. The Lancet Public Health, 2(8), e348-e349. [More Information]
  • Schopper, D., Ravinetto, R., Schwartz, L., Kamaara, E., Sheel, S., Segelid, M., Ahmad, A., Dawson, A., Singh, J., Jesani, A., et al (2017). Research Ethics Governance in Times of Ebola. Public Health Ethics, 10(1), 49-61. [More Information]
  • Fairchild, A., Dawson, A., Bayer, R., Selgelid, M. (2017). The World Health Organization, Public Health Ethics, and Surveillance: Essential Architecture for Social Well-Being. American Journal of Public Health, 107(10), 1596-1598. [More Information]

2016

  • Woolfall, K., Frith, L., Dawson, A., Gamble, C., Lyttle, M., Young, B. (2016). Fifteen-minute consultation: An evidence-based approach to research without prior consent (deferred consent) in neonatal and paediatric critical care trials. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Education and Practice Edition, 101(1), 49-53. [More Information]
  • Silva, D., Dawson, A., Upshur, R. (2016). Reciprocity and Ethical Tuberculosis Treatment and Control. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 13(1), 75-86. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2016). Snakes and ladders: State interventions and the place of liberty in public health policy. Journal of Medical Ethics, 42(8), 510-513. [More Information]

2015

  • Dawson, A., MacKay, K. (2015). Alcohol, liberty, and societal change: what should we do about our drinking problem? The American Journal of Bioethics, 15(3), 12-14. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2015). Authority, markets and society: Three possible foundations for European bioethics. The Voices and Rooms of European Bioethics, (pp. 148-156). Abingdon: Taylor and Francis Inc.
  • Dawson, A. (2015). Ebola: what it tells us about medical ethics. Journal of Medical Ethics, 41(1), 107-110. [More Information]
  • Schopper, D., Dawson, A., Upshur, R., Ahmad, A., Jesani, A., Ravinetto, R., Segelid, M., Sheel, S., Singh, J. (2015). Innovations in research ethics governance in humanitarian settings. BMC Medical Ethics, 16(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A., Verweij, M. (2015). Public health: Beyond the Role of the State. Public Health Ethics, 8(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Jennings, B., Dawson, A. (2015). SOLIDARITY in the Moral Imagination of Bioethics. Hastings Center Report, 45(5), 31-38. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A., Sim, J. (2015). The nature and ethics of natural experiments. Journal of Medical Ethics, 41(10), 848-853. [More Information]

2014

  • Dawson, A., Herington, J. (2014). Academic Freedom and the Professional Responsibilities of Applied Ethicists: A comment on Minerva. Bioethics, 28(4), 174-177. [More Information]
  • Coughlin, S., Dawson, A. (2014). Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Exposomics: A Call for Research Investment. Public Health Ethics, 7(3), 207-210. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2014). Information, choice and the ends of health promotion. Monash Bioethics Review, 32(1-2), 106-120. [More Information]
  • Herington, J., Dawson, A., Draper, H. (2014). Obesity, Liberty, and Public Health Emergencies. Hastings Center Report, 44(6), 26-35. [More Information]
  • Willison, D., Ondrusek, N., Dawson, A., Emerson, C., Ferris, L., Saginur, R., Sampson, H., Upshur, R. (2014). What makes public health studies ethical? Dissolving the boundary between research and practice. BMC Medical Ethics, 15, 61. [More Information]

2013

  • Kong, W., Dawson, A. (2013). Ethical issues in the genetics of complex disorders. Stroke Genetics, (pp. 299-309). London: Springer-Verlag. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2013). IAB presidential address: Contextual, social, critical: How we ought to think about the future of bioethics. Bioethics, 27(6), 291-296. [More Information]

2012

  • Dawson, A. (2012). Advance directives. General Practice and Ethics: Uncertainty and Responsibility, (pp. 122-140). Abingdon: Taylor and Francis. [More Information]
  • Coughlin, S., Barker, A., Dawson, A. (2012). Ethics and scientific integrity in public health, epidemiological and clinical research. Public Health Reviews, 34(1), 1-13.
  • Johri, M., Chung, R., Dawson, A., Schrecker, T. (2012). Global health and national borders: The ethics of foreign aid in a time of financial crisis. Globalization and Health, 8, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sim, J., Dawson, A. (2012). Informed consent and cluster-randomized trials. American Journal of Public Health, 102(3), 480-485. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2012). Introduction: The philosophy of public health. The Philosophy of Public Health, (pp. 1-10). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
  • Verweij, M., Dawson, A. (2012). Risk, risk groups and population health. Public Health Ethics, 5(3), 213-215. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A., Verweij, M. (2012). Solidarity: A moral concept in need of clarification. Public Health Ethics, 5(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2012). The Philosophy of Public Health. Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

2011

  • Hunter, D., Dawson, A. (2011). Is there a need for global health ethics? for and against. Global Health and Global Health Ethics, (pp. 77-88). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2011). Public health ethics and the justification of HIV screening. Health Affairs, 11(4), 48-49. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2011). Public Health Ethics: Key Concepts and Issues in Policy and Practice. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2011). Resetting the parameters: Public health as the foundation for public health ethics. In Angus Dawson (Eds.), Public Health Ethics: Key Concepts and Issues in Policy and Practice, (pp. 1-19). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2011). The moral case for the routine vaccination of children in developed and developing countries. Health Affairs, 30(6), 1029-1033. [More Information]
  • Dawson, A. (2011). Vaccination ethics. In Angus Dawson (Eds.), Public Health Ethics: Key Concepts and Issues in Policy and Practice, (pp. 143-153). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

2010

  • Dawson, A. (2010). The future of bioethics: three dogmas and a cup of hemlock. Bioethics, 24(5), 218-225. [More Information]

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