Ian Kerridge is an internationally recognized scholar in bioethics and the philosophy of medicine. Since 2003 he has been A/Prof in Bioethics and Director of the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELiM) at the University of Sydney and Staff Haematologist/BMT Physician at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. He is also currently the Chair of the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) Ethics Committee, board member of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) and a member of the NSW Clinical Ethics Advisory Group. He is the author of 5 textbooks of bioethics and philosophy (most recently, Ethics and Law for the Health Professions, Third Edition (Federation Press; 2009)), 19 book chapters on ethics, research ethics and infectious diseases and over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals on ethics, medical philosophy and haematology. His current research focuses on ethical, philosophical and legal issues in public health, research and biomedicine including in synthetic biology, cancer care, obesity, stem cell research, drug regulation and pharmaceutical prescribing, organ donation and transplantation, and cord blood donation.