1990 …2021

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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.

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  • Bioethics, Virtue Ethics, Ethical theory, Moral Psychology


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