VELiM Directors

Professor Angus Dawson - Director

Angus Dawson headshot

Angus's background is in philosophy, but he has specialised in teaching ethics to health care professionals and medical students for over fifteen years. His main research interests are in public health ethics, research ethics and the relationship between empirical evidence and moral arguments. Angus was joint founder and is joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Public Health Ethics. He has been involved in ethics and policy work for the World Health Organization, the UK Department of Health, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Médecins Sans Frontières and the GAVI Alliance. Angus has been editor or co-editor of five collections of original papers mainly on topics in public health ethics, including Ethics, Prevention, and Public Health (2007) and Dawson A. (ed.), Public Health Ethics: Key Concepts and Issues in Policy and Practice (2011).

Associate Professor Stacy Carter - Deputy Director

A/Prof Stacy Carter

Stacy’s background is in public health, and her research focuses on public health ethics. She is currently working on: normative dimensions of screening, especially cancer screening; overdiagnosis and too much medicine; de-prescribing in older people; relational conceptions of paternalism; normative dimensions of health promotion; methodology for empirical bioethics; and deliberative methods. Stacy is a qualitative researcher, and supervises a range of empirical public health ethics projects. She has a particular interest and expertise in grounded theory.