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Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Western Sydney University

John Hadley is a lecturer in philosophy in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney. He was formerly a lecturer in philosophy in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Lecturer in Communication Ethics in the School of Communication, Charles Sturt University. During his PhD candidature at the University of Sydney, John lectured in the philosophy department and was a guest lecturer for USYD Laboratory Animal Services. He has published on a wide range of topics in animal and environmental ethics, including recent papers on assisting wild animals in need, animal rights extremism, the reporting of animal research in the media, the morality of animal confinement, and the ethical limits of veterinary expenditure. A book length explication of his theory of animal property rights is to be published by Lexington Press in 2015.


  • 2010–present
    Senior lecturer, Western Sydney University


  • 2007 
    University of Sydney, PhD/ Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Applied Ethics (2201)
  • Environmental Philosophy (220303)
  • Ethical Theory (220305)