Infectious diseases, security and ethics

  • Selgelid, Michael (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Enemark, Christian (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The emergence and spread of deadly infectious diseases pose health, economic, security and ethical challenges for Australia and the world. This project investigates links between infectious diseases, national security and human ethics. The project aims: (1) To identify and analyse national security and ethical issues associated with government responses to five infectious disease challenges (pandemic influenza, SARS, plague, TB and HIV/AIDS); (2) to develop ethically acceptable policy recommendations for control of diseases with security implications. Expected outcomes include multidisciplinary workshops, an edited book and a co-authored book.
Effective start/end date1/01/0931/12/11


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD41,938.00