Directors

Associate Professor Ian Kerridge

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BA, MPhil(Cantab), BMed, FRACP

Ian is an internationally recognized scholar in bioethics and the philosophy of medicine. Since 2003 he has been the Director of the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELiM) and Staff Haematologist/Bone Marrow Transplant Physician at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. He is the current Chair of the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Ethics Committee, board member of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law and a member of the NSW Clinical Ethics Advisory Group. Ian has authored 5 textbooks of bioethics and philosophy (most recently, Ethics and Law for the Health Professions, 4th Edition, Federation Press, 2013), 19 book chapters on ethics, research ethics and infectious diseases and over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals on ethics, medical philosophy and haematology. His current research focuses on ethical, philosophical and legal issues in public health, research and biomedicine including in synthetic biology, cancer care, obesity, stem cell research, drug regulation and pharmaceutical prescribing, organ donation and transplantation, and cord blood donation. Ian is a regular guest speaker at the ABC and occasionally writes for The Conversation.

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Deputy Director

Professor Warwick Anderson

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BMedSc, MD, MA, PhD, FAHA, FASSA, FAHMS

Warwick, ARC Laureate Fellow, holds an appointment as Professorial Research Fellow at the Department of History and the VELiM at the University of Sydney. He has an affiliation with the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science at Sydney and is a Professorial Fellow of the Centre for Health and Society at the University of Melbourne, of which he was also the founding director. As a historian of biology, medicine and public health, focusing on Australasia, the Pacific, Southeast Asia and the United States, Warwick is especially interested in ideas about race, human difference and citizenship in the 19th and 20th centuries. Occasionally he writes programmatically on postcolonial science studies and, more generally, on science and globalization.

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