1990 …2020

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Personal profile

Biography

Professor Justin Oakley BA, PhD (Philosophy) is Deputy Director of Monash Bioethics Centre, at Monash University. He is the author of Morality and the Emotions (Routledge, 1993, re-issued 2020, Routledge Library Editions, Ethics), and Virtue Ethics and Professional Roles (with Dean Cocking) (Cambridge University Press, 2001), and is editor of Informed Consent and Clinician Accountability: The ethics of report cards on surgeon performance (with Steve Clarke) (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and Bioethics (Ashgate, International Library of Essays in Public and Professional Ethics, 2009). He 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. Justin is also co-editor of the quarterly refereed journal Monash Bioethics Review.

Justin teaches clinicians and other professionals in the Master of Bioethics course at Monash, along with an undergraduate subject on the moral psychology of evil. He is currently working on a project on policy applications of virtue ethics; a project on religion, pluralism, and healthcare practice; and a project on the moral significance of genetic parenthood and the regulation of assisted reproduction.

Research area keywords

  • Bioethics, Virtue Ethics, Ethical theory, Moral Psychology

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Projects

Research Output

Role virtues, doctor-patient relationships, and virtuous policy

Oakley, J., 2020, Perspectives in Role Ethics: Virtuous, Reasons, and Obligations. Dare, T. & Swanton, C. (eds.). New York NY USA: Routledge, p. 160-170 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Virtue ethics, role morality, and perverse evildoing

Oakley, J. G., 2019, Moral Evil in Practical Ethics. Harrosh, S. & Crisp, R. (eds.). New York NY USA: Routledge, p. 103-127 25 p. (Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Virtues in Research Ethics: Developing an Empirically Informed Account of Virtues in Biomedical Research Practice

Oakley, J., 30 Sep 2019, Beyond Autonomy: Limits and Alternatives to Informed Consent in Research Ethics and Law. Kirchhoffer, D. & Richards, B. (eds.). 1 ed. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 133-149 17 p. (Cambridge Bioethics and Law).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Creating regulatory environments for practical wisdom and role virtues in medical practice

Oakley, J. G., 2018, Cultivating Moral Character and Virtue in Professional Practice. Carr, D. (ed.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 83-95 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Prizes

ACU Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics

Oakley, Justin (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 2 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Committees and working groups

Acumen Publishing (Publisher)

Justin Oakley (Editor in chief)

2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Deputy Chair, Advisory Board

Justin Oakley (Fellow)

2011 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

Monash Bioethics Review (Journal)

Justin Oakley (Editor in chief)

20022017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility