Emeritus Professor John Miles Little AO

Emeritus Professor
Surgery, Central Clinical School

D06 - Blackburn Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9351 7794
F: +61 2 9351 4887

Curriculum vitae


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008


  • Strong, K., Kerridge, I., Little, M. (2014), Savior siblings, parenting and the moral valorization of children. Bioethics. 28(4), 187-193. [Abstract]
  • Little, M. (2014), Perhaps medicine is one of the humanities? : comment on "shanachie and norm" by malcolm parker. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. 11(2), 265-266. [Abstract]
  • Lipworth, W., Little, M. (2014), Deriving and Critiquing an Empirically-Based Framework for Pharmaceutical Ethics. AJOB Empirical Bioethics. 5(1), 23-32.


  • Noonan, E., Little, M., Kerridge, I. (2013), Return of the memento mori: Imaging death in public health. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 106(12), 475-477. [Abstract]
  • Little, M. (2013), A better grounding for person-centered medicine?. The American Journal of Bioethics. 13(8), 40-42. [Abstract]
  • Lipworth, W., Montgomery, K., Little, M. (2013), How Pharmaceutical Industry Employees Manage Competing Commitments in the Face of Public Criticism. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. 10(3), 355-367. [Abstract]
  • Little, M. (2013), In memory of Gavin Mooney : turning dismal into humane. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. 10, 133-134. [Abstract]
  • Little, M. (2013), Ex nihilo nihil fit? Medicine rests on solid foundations. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 19(3), 467-470. [Abstract]
  • Lipworth, W., Little, M., Markham, P., Gordon, J., Kerridge, I. (2013), Doctors on Status and Respect: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. 10(2), 205-217. [Abstract]
  • Lipworth, W., Little, J., Gordon, J., Markham, P., Kerridge, I. (2013), The place of patient-centred care in medical professional culture: a qualitative study. In: Patient-Centred Health Care: Achieving Co-ordination, communication and Innovation. (pp.53-65).United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.


  • Lipworth, W., Kerridge, I., Little, M., Gordon, J., Markham, P. (2012), Meaning and value in medical school curricula. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 18(5), 1027-1035. [Abstract]
  • Little, M., Lipworth, W., Gordon, J., Markham, P., Kerridge, I. (2012), Values-based medicine and modest foundationalism. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 18(5), 1020-1026. [Abstract]
  • Gordon, J., Markham, P., Lipworth, W., Kerridge, I., Little, M. (2012), The dual nature of medical enculturation in postgraduate medical training and practice. Medical Education. 46(9), 894-902. [Abstract]
  • Lipworth, W., Kerridge, I., Little, M., Day, R. (2012), Evidence and desperation in off-label prescribing: recombinant factor VIIa. BMJ. 344, d7926. [Abstract]


  • Little, M., Gordon, J., Markham, P., Rychetnik, L., Kerridge, I. (2011), Virtuous acts as practical medical ethics: an empirical study. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 17(5), 948-953. [Abstract]
  • Montgomery, K., Little, M. (2011), Enriching patient-centered care in serious illness: a focus on patients' experiences of agency. The Milbank Quarterly. 89(3), 381-398. [Abstract]
  • Lipworth, W., Kerridge, I., Carter, S., Little, M. (2011), Journal peer review in context: A qualitative study of the social and subjective dimensions of manuscript review in biomedical publishing. Social Science & Medicine. 72(7), 1056-1063. [Abstract]
  • Lipworth, W., Little, M., Kerridge, I. (2011), The perils of proxy outcomes in evidence-based medicine: the case of recombinant Factor VIIa. International Journal of Person Centered Medicine. 1(4), 657-659.
  • Morrell, B., Lipworth, W., Axler, R., Kerridge, I., Little, M. (2011), Cancer as Rubbish: Donation of Tumor Tissue for Research. Qualitative Health Research. 21(1), 75-84. [Abstract]
  • Lipworth, W., Kerridge, I., Carter, S., Little, M. (2011), Should biomedical publishing be opened-up? Towards a values-based peer-review process. Bioethical Inquiry. 8, 267-280.
  • Little, J., Gordon, J., Markham, P., Lipworth, W., Kerridge, I. (2011), Making decisions in the mechanistic, probabilistic and scientific domains of medicine: a qualitative study of medical practitioners. International Journal of Person Centred Medicine. 1(2), 376-384.
  • Strong, K., Jordens, C., Kerridge, I., Little, J., Ankeny, R. (2011), It's Time to Reframe the Savior Sibling Debate. AJOB Primary Research. 2(3), 13-25.
  • Lysaght, T., Little, J., Kerridge, I. (2011), Marginalizing Experience: A Critical Analysis of Public Discourse Surrounding Stem Cell Research in Australia (2005–6). Bioethical Inquiry. 8(2), 191-202.


  • Little, J. (2010), On Agonising: Street Charity and First Ethics. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. 7(3), 321-327. [Abstract]


  • Carter, S., Jordens, C., McGrath, C., Little, M. (2008), You have to make something of all that rubbish, do you? An empirical investigation of the social process of qualitative research. Qualitative health research. 18(9), 1264-1276. [Abstract]
  • Little, M., Jordens, C., McGrath, C., Montgomery, K., Lipworth, W., Kerridge, I. (2008), Informed consent and medical ordeal: a qualitative study. Internal medicine journal. 38(8), 624-628. [Abstract]
  • Montgomery, K., Jordens, C., Little, J. (2008), How Vulnerability and Trust Interact During Extreme Events: Insight for Human Service Agencies and Organizations. Administration and Society. 40(6), 621-644.