- Professor Simon Chapman
- Associate Professor Ian Kerridge
- Dr Simon Longstaff
- Professor Ron McCallum AO
- Professor Gael McDonald
- Professor Geoff Moore
- Dr Alan Saunders
- Professor Peter Singer
- Professor Colin Thomson
Professor Simon Chapman.
Simon Chapman PhD FASSA, is Professor in Public Health at the University of Sydney and a staff elected Fellow of Senate. He has published 390 articles in peer reviewed journals and 16 books and major reports. His Public Health Advocacy and Tobacco Control: Making Smoking History was published by Blackwell (Oxford) in 2007. In 1997 he won the World Health Organisation's World No Tobacco Day Medal and in 2003 he was voted by his international peers to be awarded the American Cancer Society’s Luther Terry Award for outstanding individual leadership in tobacco control. In 2008 he won the NSW Premier’s Cancer Researcher of the Year medal; the Public Health Association of Australia’s Sidney Sax medal; and was a NSW finalist in Australian of the Year. He was deputy editor (1992-1997) then editor (1998-2008) of the British Medical Journal's, Tobacco Control (IF= 4.468) and is now its commissioning editor for Low and Middle Income Countries.
His current research involves examining policy how health and medical issues are covered in the news media; the implications for tobacco control of web 2.0 technology; and characteristics of public health research (and its dissemination) which impact on public health policy.
Associate Professor Ian Kerridge.
Ian Kerridge is Director and Associate Professor in Bioethics at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney and Staff Haematologist/Bone Marrow Transplant physician at Westmead Hospital, Sydney.
He has published widely in ethics and medicine/haematology and is the author of over one hundred papers in peer-reviewed journals and five textbooks of ethics, most recently Ethics and Law for the Health Professions (Federation Press, 2009) He is Chair of the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Ethics Committee and a member of the NSW Health Department’s Clinical Ethics Advisory Panel.
In 2005 Ian was a member of the Legislation Review Committee (Lockhart Committee) which reviewed the Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002 and the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002. His current research interests in ethics include the philosophy of medicine, stem cells, end-of-life care, the experience of illness and survival, synthetic genomics, identity formation in illness, public health ethics, research ethics, donor issues in transplantation, publication ethics and the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr Simon Longstaff.
Dr Simon Longstaff is a philosopher whose focus is in the field of applied ethics encompassing the wider community beyond academe. He has been Executive Director of St James Ethics Centre since 1991. Established in 1989, the Centre is an independent not-for-profit organisation which provides a non-judgemental forum for the promotion and exploration of ethics.
One of the Executive Director's roles is to encourage the process of integrating ethical considerations into the strategic thinking of the management community. More generally, Simon encourages and contributes to the active discussion of ethical issues amongst the widest possible audience.
Simon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and won scholarships to study at Cambridge, where he read for the degrees of Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy.
More information about Dr Longstaff and the Centre is available at www.ethics.org.au
Professor Ron McCallum AO.
Professor Ron McCallum AO is Professor of Labour Law and former Dean of Law, University of Sydney. When he was appointed to a full professorship at the University of Sydney in January 1993, Ron was the first totally blind person to be appointed to a full professorship at any Australian or New Zealand University. Professor McCallum has lectured and written widely on most aspects of labour and employment law. From 2001 until November 2009, he was the inaugural President of the Australian Labour Law Association.
On 3 November 2008 at the United Nations in New York, Professor McCallum was elected as one of twelve inaugural members of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The primary function of this Committee is to monitor the new United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Last October, Professor McCallum was unanimously elected as the incoming 2010 Chair of this Committee.
Professor McCallum is married to Professor Mary Crock and they have one daughter and two sons.
Professor Gael McDonald.
Professor Gael McDonald joined Deakin in January 2009 as Dean of Faculty of Business and Law.
Gael has previously held a number of senior positions including Dean of the Faculty of Business, Vice-President (International) and Vice-President (Research) at UNITEC Institute of Technology in New Zealand.
Professor McDonald holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a Research Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.
Gael has published widely in the areas of business ethics, sport management and marketing, and recently co-authored a book titled ‘Postgraduate Business Research: Surviving and Thriving’. Given her commitment to productivity, Gael is the mother of twin toddlers.
Professor Geoff Moore - Durham University UK.
Geoff Moore is Professor of Business Ethics in the Durham University business school.
His research and scholarly activity is mostly in the areas of corporate social responsibility and business ethics with contributions in the areas of corporate philanthropy, corporate social disclosure, stakeholder theory, corporate moral agency, modern virtue ethics, corporate social versus financial performance and Fair Trade. Current areas of interest are in the application to business of philosopher Alasdair Macintyre’s approach to virtue ethics, and in the Fair Trade movement.
Geoff is a founding member of the UK Association of European Business Ethics Network (EBEN-UK) and was Chair from 2002 to 2004. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, and Business Ethics: A European Review.
Dr Alan Saunders.
Alan Saunders was born and educated in London. He studied philosophy at the University of Leicester where he was also president of the students' union, and Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. He came to Australia in 1981 to pursue research in the History of Ideas Unit at the Australian National University and was subsequently awarded a PhD.
Having joined the Science Unit of ABC Radio National in 1987, Alan Saunders has presented a number of programs on Radio National and is currently the presenter of ‘The Philosopher's Zone’, looking at some of today's fundamental and perplexing issues, and ‘By Design’ a weekly review of architecture and design, gardens and food.
Alan has written about food and other topics for various publications including the ABC's Delicious magazine. He is the author of ‘A is for Apple’ (Random House) and he had his first novel Alanna, published by Penguin in 2002. He is in demand as a public speaker and has been a judge for many food, architectural and design awards.
In 1992 Alan Saunders was awarded the Pascall Prize for critical writing and broadcasting and in 2007 won the Australasian Association of Philosophy Media Professionals' Award.
Professor Peter Singer.
Peter Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. He has taught at the University of Oxford, La Trobe University and Monash University. Since 1999 he has been Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. From 2005, he has also held the part-time position of Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.
Peter Singer first became well-known internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975. Since then he has written many other books, including Practical Ethics; The Expanding Circle; How Are We to Live?, The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason) and most recently, The Life You Can Save. He is married, with three daughters and three grandchildren. His recreations, apart from reading and writing, include hiking and surfing.
Professor Colin Thomson.
Colin Thomson, BA, LLB, LLM (Sydney) has held positions at the Faculty of Law, Australian National University (1972-1988), where in 1983 he introduced teaching in medicine and law, and the Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong (1991-2002) where he taught postgraduate courses in health law and ethics. He is presently Professor of Law at the University of Wollongong and is Academic Leader for Health Law and Ethics in the Graduate School of Medicine. He also works as a consultant.
He was a foundation member of research ethics committees at the Australian National University (1984) and the Australian Institute of Health (1988) (now Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) and a member of research ethics committees at the ACT Health Department and the University of Wollongong, chairing the latter from 2000-2002.
He was a member of the Medical Research Ethics Committee (1988-91) of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and, from 1998-2002 a member, and from 2006-2009, chair of the Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC).
He has published and spoken widely, nationally and internationally, on issues in health law and ethics and is a joint author of Good Medical Practice: professionalism, ethics and law, 2010, Cambridge University Press.
Dr Stacy M. Carter.
Stacy M. Carter, MPH (Hons), PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Qualitative Research in Health at the University of Sydney, a joint appointment in the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine and the School of Public Health.
She conducts and publishes qualitative research, mostly about the ethics of health promotion and public health. She also writes about and teaches qualitative research methodology, with a particular interest in the dialectical relationship between the theoretical and the empirical in qualitative inquiry.
Dr Claire Hooker.
Claire Hooker is the Coordinator of the Medical Humanities program at the University of Sydney. As a scholar with a diverse disciplinary background, her interests and very broad and extend from the history of science and medicine to arts/health and critical public health. Her research has concentrated on public and professional responses to health risks past and present, with a special interest in responses to infectious disease. This research is being extended to examine how trust is formed and influences risk responses in clinical settings, in risk and ethics, particular in public health, and in the relationships between professional identity formation, clinical reasoning and decision making in risk situations.
Claire has also written about women in science, health and medicine; the relationship between history and qualitative research; the history of immunisation, pasteurisation, tobacco control and other health policies; and medicine and literature. Claire was the recipient of the Max Kelly medal in history for a chapter of her book Irrisistible Forces: Women in Australian Science, and the NHMRC Sidney Sax Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Health, which she took up at the University of Toronto. Her collection Contagion: Historical and Cultural Studies, edited with Alison Bashford, has enjoyed two editions.
Her primary goal at present is in making the University of Sydney an internationally recognised centre for the study and practice of medical humanities.