Andrew Crowden is an experienced practical ethicist and bioethicist. Andrew has PhD and Master’s degrees from the Bioethics Centre at Monash University. He is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Queensland’s School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, an Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) where he is Chairperson of the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and until recently Chairperson of the Animal Ethics Committee. He is Chairperson for UQ's Ethics Advisory Group, Deputy Chair of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Research Ethics Committee and a member of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) Research Committee.
Andrew has been research ethics stream leader for the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law, Chairperson of Townsville Hospital and Health Service HREC, Chairperson of Mater Health Services HREC, member of the Mater Clinical Ethics Committee, member of NHMRC’s Harmonisation of Multi-Centre Ethical Review (HoMER) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Research Group and the HoMER Monitoring Subgroup, Deputy Chair of the Victorian Government Ministerial Consultative Council for Human Research Ethics, Chairperson of Austin Health HREC, Bioethicist on Northeast Health HREC in Victoria, the appointed Ethicist on the South Australian Government Human Research Subcommittee, Chair of the Rural Health Academic Centre’s Human Ethics Advisory Group at the University of Melbourne, and the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Dean’s nominee to Deakin University HREC.
Andrew’s research in philosophical and ethics dimensions of health, data science and genomics is funded by the University of Queensland, the Queensland Genomic Health Alliance and the John Templeton Foundation in collaboration with the University of Virginia and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.