Teaching Staff

  • Professor Michael J. Selgelid is Director of the Monash Bioethics Centre. Michael’s research focus is public health ethics – with emphasis on ethical issues associated with biotechnology and infectious disease. Currently he serves on the Ethics Review Board of, and is involved in an Ethics Consultation Project with, Médecins Sans Frontières.

  • Associate Professor Justin Oakley is Deputy Director of the Monash Bioethics Centre. Justin has published articles in international journals on the ethics of clinical trials, informed consent, surrogate motherhood, surgeon report cards, whistleblowing, reproductive cloning, and various topics in ethical theory. He is currently working on a project on virtue ethics and medical conflicts of interest, and a project on the moral significance of genetic parenthood and the regulation of assisted reproduction. 

  • Dr Catherine Mills is an ARC Future Fellow in the  Monash Bioethics Centre. Catherine joined the Centre at the beginning of 2012 and her research field concentrates on issues in reproductive ethics. In particular, the questions that arise from selective reproductive technologies, such as obstetric ultrasound, PGD and other foetal diagnostic tests. 

  • Professor Julian Savulescu is qualified in medicine, bioethics and analytic philosophy. He holds the Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics and is Director of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford, Director of the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, and Director of the Program on the Ethics of the New Biosciences.

  • Dr Ryan Tonkens is Lecturer in Human Bioethics, and the course coordinator for the Master of Bioethics. Ryan’s current research interests lie at the intersection of applied ethics and advances in technology, especially biotechnology (e.g. the ethics of human prenatal genetic alteration), reproductive technologies (e.g. the ethics of embryo abandonment), and artificial intelligence (e.g. the ethics of robotic warfare).