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Eleanor Milligan

Academic Lead, Ethics and Professional Practice, Griffith University

Eleanor Milligan is a Clinical Ethicist and former Chair of Human Research Ethics Committee at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. She is also the Academic Lead in Medical Ethics and Professional Practice at Griffith University School of Medicine. She brings a broad multidisciplinary background in bioscience (BSc), education (GradDipEd) and philosophy (BA Hons and PhD) to these roles. Some recent publications include: Milligan E Consent and Choice in Prenatal Screeing (2011), Milligan E and Woodley EJ (2010) Confessions: Confounding Narrative and Ethics, Cambridge Scholars Press; Milligan E. and Woodley E.J. (2009). Creative, Expressive Encounters in Health Ethics Education: Teaching Ethics as Relational Engagement. In 'Teaching and Learning in Medicine.' Volume 21, Issue 2, pp. 131 – 139, and Milligan E. (2008). The Ethics of Prenatal and Genetic Screening. In Towards Humane Technologies: Biotechnology, New Media and Ethics. Edited by N. Sunderland, P. Isaacs, P. Graham and B. McKenna. Sense Publishers.


  • 2007–present
    Clincal Ethicist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane
  • 2008–present
    Academic Lead _ Ethics and Professional Practice, Griffith University School of Medicine


  • 2008 
    QUT, PhD
  • 2004 
    QUT, BA(Hons-1st)
  • 1998 
    QUT, GradDipEd
  • 1996 
    QUT, BSc

Research Areas

  • Applied Ethics (2201)
  • Medical And Health Sciences (11)