Postdoctoral Research Fellow at VELiM, University of Sydney

I am a philosopher and bioethicist. My research interests include theoretical accounts of autonomy, ethics of assisted reproductive technologies and genetic screening, global aspects of global biomedical practice, ethics and regulation of emerging biomedical technologies and issues related to gender, sexuality and disability.

I have completed a dissertation in Philosophy at Macquarie University with a dissertation investigating ethical aspects of sex selection for social reasons. During my PhD I conducted a small empirical study interviewing Australian parents who have selected or desired to select their child's sex for gender purposes. My paper "A Feminist Critique of Justifications for Sex Selection" was awarded the 2015 Max Charlesworth Prize given by the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law.

Currently, I currently hold a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney, exploring ethical aspects of autologous stem cell interventions in Australia. Previously, I was employed as a Research Associate on the ARC Discovery project "Disability and ability: how young people with impairments make the transitions to adulthood" at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Experience

  • –present
    Research assistant at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney

Education

  • 2015 
    Macquarie University , PhD in Philosophy