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Professor of Bioethics and Director of VELiM, University of Sydney

Angus Dawson is Professor of Bioethics and Director of VELiM at the University of Sydney.

Angus has published extensively on many issues in bioethics. In recent years he has been particularly focused on public health ethics (e.g. vaccinations and issues related to lifestyle choices) and the use of empirical evidence in moral arguments (e.g. in relation to problems in gaining informed consent in clinical trials).

Angus has many collaborative research projects across the world, with particularly strong ties with Canada and India. He is joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Public Health Ethics and joint coordinator of the International Association of Bioethics’ Public Health Ethics Network (InterPHEN).


  • 2011–present
    Professor of Public Health Ethics, University of Birmingham