Projects per year
Catherine Mills is a Professor in the Monash Bioethics Centre. Her disciplinary background is philosophy, and her research addresses ethical issues in human reproduction, especially from the perspective of how new reproductive technologies impact on women. She also has expertise in feminist philosophy and aspects of Continental philosophy, particularly the work of Michel Foucault, and debates on biopolitics.
She is the author of three single author books, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Her books are: The Philosophy of Agamben (2008), Futures of Reproduction: Bioethics and biopolitics (2011) and Biopolitics (2018).
Recent funded projects include an ARC Future Fellowship (2013 to 2018), on ideas of responsibility in relation to human reproduction. An ARC Discovery Project (2017-2019) supports research on the ethical and legal issues raised by technologies that permit inheritable genetic modifications to the human genome, such as mitochondrial replacement techniques and CRISPR-Cas9. An earlier ARC Discovery Project supported research on obstetric ultrasound and selective termination of pregnancy.
She is a member of the Health and Biofutures Focus Program at Monash University.
She is available to supervise research students in the Philosophy (including Bioethics) HDR program. She has particular interest in supervising projects in the following areas (or combination thereof) but will also consider other topics:
- bioethics, especially issues at the beginning and end of life
- reproductive ethics, including ethics of pregnancy and parenting, obstetrics and perinatality
- innovation in human reproduction, including issues around ARTs, gene editing, human enhancement and disability
- biopolitics, including biocapital and power, especally the work of Foucault
- feminist theory, including theories of gender and intersectionality, maternity and subjectivity
Research area keywords
- Reproductive technologies
- Feminist theory
Lipworth, W., Kerridge, I., Ledger, W., Norman, R. J., Newson, A. J., Stewart, C., Karpin, I., Mills, C., Waldby, C. & Mayes, C.
1/01/20 → 31/12/22
11/03/19 → 27/03/20
22/07/13 → 21/07/19
Ultrasound, embodiment and abortion: An analysis of foetal imaging and the ethics of the selective termination of pregnancy
Mills, C. & Stephenson, N.
18/07/11 → 31/12/17
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Other
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Other › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Submission to Australian Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs: inquiry into the science of mitochondrial donation and other mattersMills, C., Ludlow, K., Sparrow, R. & Warren, N., 2018, 54 p. Clayton Vic Australia : Monash University.
Research output: Other contribution › Other
Catherine Mills (Recipient), 2013
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Activities per year
Activity: External Academic Engagement › Committees and working groups
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Contribution to conference