Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian National University

Adam Henschke joined the National Security College as a research fellow in May 2014. He received his PhD through the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics from Charles Sturt University at the end of 2013. He also has a Master of Applied Ethics (2006-2007) from the Norwegian University of Technology (Norway) and Linkoping University (Sweden), a Master of Bioethics (2004-2005) from Monash University (Australia), a Gradute Diploma in 'The Biotechnologies of Life', (2002-2003) also from Monash University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Biology/Biotechnology (1995-1997) from RMIT University (Australia).

He is currently an adjunct research fellow with the Centre of Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University and was recently a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong. In 2012 Adam recieved a Brocher Foundation Research Fellowship (Geneva, Switzerland) to look at the ethical, legal and social implications of 'Open Health' technolgies and programs, in 2009 was a visiting researcher at the Delft University of Technology (Delft, The Netherlands), was awarded an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship from the European Union to study the Master of Applied Ethics in 2007 and in 2005 was awarded the Bioethics Fellowship (Human Genetics Program) from Monash Centre for Human Bioethics to work as an intern at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

He has published in areas that include information theory, ethics of technology and military ethics. He co-edited the International Journal of Applied Philosophy’s symposium on war in the 21st century (Fall 2012), The Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War (July 2013) and is currently co-editing a book on the ethics of cyberwarfare for Oxford University Press.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, National Security College, Australian National University
  • 2008–2014
    Researcher, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University
  • 2014–2014
    Associate professor, University of Hong Kong
  • 2008–2011
    Subject Coordinator/Tutor, Master of Professional and Applied Ethics, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australian National University
  • 2000–2003
    Research Scientist, Kodak Australia Research Laboratories

Education

  • 2013 
    Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2007 
    Linkoping University (Sweden)/Norwegian University of Technology (Norway), Master of Arts: Applied Ethics
  • 2005 
    Monash University, Master of Applied Arts, Bioethics
  • 2004 
    Monash University, Graduate Diploma Biotechnologies of Life
  • 1997 
    RMIT, Bachelor of Applied Science, Applied Biology/Biotechnology

Publications

  • 2014
    Opportunity Costs: Scarcity And Complex Medical Machines, Machine Medical Ethics, Springer, Ed by Pontier, M., & van Rysewyk, S.
  • 2013
    Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War, Routledge
  • 2012
    Making Sense Of Animal Disenhancement, Nanoethics
  • 2012
    Winning Well By Fighting Well, International Journal of Applied Philosophy
  • 2010
    Did You Just Say What I Think You Said? Talking About Genes, Identity And Information, Identity In The Information Society
  • 2010
    Computer Ethics And Applied Contexts (with John Weckert), The Cambridge Handbook Of Information And Computer Ethics Ed by L Floridi
  • 2009
    Book Review Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century. Ed by Nigel M. de S. Cameron, Nanoethics

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Ethics of Cyber-Security
    Role:
    Researcher
    Funding Source:
    National Security College, Australian National University
  • 2012
    Ethical, Legal, Social Implications of Open Health
    Role:
    Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Brocher Foundation
  • 2007
    CSU Designated Centre Research Scholarship
    Role:
    PhD Student
    Funding Source:
    Charles Sturt University
  • 2006
    Bioethics Fellowship: Ethical, Legal, Social Implications of Pharmacogenomics
    Role:
    Intern at World Health Org. (Geneva)
    Funding Source:
    Monash University (Centre for Human Bioethics)
  • 2006
    Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
    Role:
    Masters Student
    Funding Source:
    European Union

Research Areas

  • Applied Ethics (2201)
  • Bioethics (Human And Animal) (220101)
  • Philosophy (2203)
  • Ethical Use Of New Technology (E.G. Nanotechnology, Biotechnology) (220103)
  • Professional Ethics (Incl. Police And Research Ethics) (220107)
  • Applied Ethics Not Elsewhere Classified (220199)