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Dr Mark Howard

BA (Hons) (Monash), PhD (Monash)

Mark is a Research Fellow with the Philosophy Program at Monash University, part of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) in the research field of Ethics, Policy and Public Engagement (EPPE). In this role he is investigating the institutional practices relevant to social justice and the governance of implantable medical devices, and potential ethical responsibilities of manufacturers to the end users of these devices. A key milestone he is working toward is identifying the implications of new medical diagnostic systems (esp. artificial intelligence and machine learning) for access to health care and international aid policy. Of interest are the effects of transformative/disruptive technology on societal wellbeing. This includes considering the relevant sociotechnical systems and normative structures that impact on the design, deployment and use of hardware and software and how this contributes to social and political outcomes.

Mark specialises in political philosophy and applied ethics, and his teaching includes Human Rights Theory; Ethics of Global Conflict; and Digital Futures.  He also works in the ethics of new technologies, and along with Prof Robert Sparrow, applies this expertise to intelligent transport systems, social robotics and artificial intelligence and machine learning. Their recent research focuses on the radical implications of a driverless future, and robotics in agriculture, on public safety, the environment, social planning, transport and agriculture policy and social justice.  

His research in the field of new technologies and social justice focuses on alternative forms of participation in social and political institutions.

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2011 2019

  • 3 Article
  • 2 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Review Article

The Positive Project of the Radical Political Subject: Self-activity and Verification of Intellectual Equality

Howard, M. A., 2019, The Practice of Equality: Jacques Rancière and Critical Pedagogy. Cowden, S. & Ridley, D. (eds.). Oxford United Kingdom: Peter Lang Publishing, p. 135-166 32 p. (New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education).

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

Social Movement Theory and the Italian Radical Community Archives: A Question of Valence?

Howard, M. A., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : The Journal of Community Informatics. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A Question of Knowledge: Radical Social Movements and Self-education

Howard, M. A., 2017, Educational Commons in Theory and Practice: Global Pedagogy and Politics. Means, A., Ford, D. R. & Slater, G. B. (eds.). New York NY USA: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 127-143 17 p.

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

Naval robots and rescue

Sparrow, R. J., McLaughlin, R. & Howard, M. A., 2017, In : International Review of the Red Cross. 99, 906, p. 1139-1159 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

30 Citations (Scopus)

When human beings are like drunk robots: Driverless vehicles, ethics, and the future of transport

Sparrow, R. J. & Howard, M., 2017, In : Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. 80, p. 206–215 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Activities 2017 2018

  • 3 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Submission to the National Transport Commission’s consultation regulation impact statement: “Safety Assurance for Automated Driving Systems.”

Robert Sparrow (Fellow), Mark Howard (Fellow)
2018

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Submission to the National Transport Commission’s discussion paper: “National Guidelines for Automated Vehicle Trials.”

Robert Sparrow (Fellow), Mark Andrew Howard (Fellow)
2017

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Submission to Inquiry into the social issues relating to land-based driverless vehicles in Australi

Robert Sparrow (Fellow), Mark Andrew Howard (Fellow)
13 Jan 2017

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries