PhD candidate, Flinders University

Damian is a medical research scientist currently investigating Regenerative Medicine and has worked previously as a genetic engineer. He is also conducting a PhD into the outcomes for donor conceived people. Damian has published in peer reviewed journals on donor conception and has presented his findings at conferences. Additionally he has published in other media on donor conception as well as appearing on television, the radio and printed press as an advocate for the rights of DC people. This advocacy and knowledge has seen him present evidence before federal and state inquiries on donor conception, and has provided evidence for the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He has successfully lobbied for legislative changes in South Australia in 2009 and is continuing to push for more changes around Australia to ensure the rights of DC people are appropriately catered for.
Details contained in this profile relate to work conducted in donor conception and reproductive technologies (and not other areas).

Experience

  • –present
    PhD candidate, Flinders University

Education

  • 1995 
    Flinders University, B.Biotech (Hons)

Publications

  • 2013
    Conceptualising a Child-Centric Paradigm, Bioethical Inquiry
  • 2013
    Building a Family Tree: Donor-Conveived People, DNA Tracing and Donor 'Anonymity', Australian Journal of Adoption
  • 2012
    Gamete donor medical records: whose information is it?, Medical Journal of Australia
  • 2012
    Accessing donor conception information in Australia: a call for retrospective access., Journal of Law and Medicine