Adjunct Lecturer, UNSW

Dr. Matthew Beard is an ethicist and moral philosopher. He is currently the Writer and Content Producer at The Ethics Centre, an independent, not-for-profit organisation focused on the promotion and exploration of ethical questions.He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at UNSW Canberra's School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Matthew was awarded his PhD from the University of Notre Dame Australia for a thesis entitled ‘War Rights and Military Virtues: A Philosophical Reappraisal of Just War Theory,’ and was the inaugural recipient of the Morris Research Scholarship from Notre Dame. He has discussed subjects including military ethics, moral injury and PTSD, cyberwar, torture, and medical ethics amongst others in book chapters, scholarly articles, radio interviews, public opinion pieces, and at academic conferences both domestically and internationally.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Adjunct Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra
  • 2011–2015
    Research Associate, Institute for Ethics & Society
  • 2013–2014
    Managing Editor, Solidarity: The Journal for Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics
  • 2011–2013
    Junior Editor, Solidarity: The Journal for Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Notre Dame Australia, PhD
  • 2010 
    University of Notre Dame, Australia, Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Publications

  • 2014
    Virtuous Soldiers: A Role for the Liberal Arts?, Journal of Military Ethics
  • 2014
    Enriching Rights: Virtue and Moral Sacrifice in Just War Theory, Research in Ethical Issues in Organisations
  • 2013
    Personhood, harm and interest: a reply to Minerva and Guiblini, Journal of Medical Ethics
  • 2013
    Risking Aggression: Toleration of Threat and Preventive War, Heythrop Journal
  • 2011
    Two Views of Conscience for the Australian People, Solidarity: The Journal for Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics

Research Areas

  • Applied Ethics (2201)
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies (22)
  • Political Theory And Political Philosophy (160609)