Moral philosopher, Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, Griffith University

Hugh Breakey is a Research Fellow at Griffith University’s Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law. His work stretches across the philosophical subdisciplines of political philosophy, normative ethics, moral psychology, governance studies and applied philosophy. He is the author of 'Intellectual Liberty: Natural Rights and Intellectual Property' (Ashgate) and the co-author (alongside Charles Sampford and Ramesh Thakur) of 'Enhancing Protection Capacity: Policy Guide to the Responsibility to Protect and the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts'.

His works explore the ethical challenges arising in such diverse fields as peacekeeping, institutional governance, climate change, sustainable tourism, private property, medicine, and international law, published in journals including The Philosophical Quarterly, The Modern Law Review and Political Studies. He has taught philosophy and ethics at the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Bond University. Since 2013, Hugh has served as President of the Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics. He is currently working on two federally funded research projects, one on professionalization of the financial services industry, and the other on the integrity of the global climate regime.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, Griffith University

Education

  • 2010 
    University of Queensland, PhD

Research Areas

  • Political Theory And Political Philosophy (160609)
  • Human Rights And Justice Issues (220104)
  • Ethical Theory (220305)