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Associate Professor in Philosophy & Chair of Faculty of Arts Human Research Ethics Committee, Macquarie University

Mianna Lotz is Associate Professor in Philosophy at Macquarie University. She teaches and researches in ethics and applied ethics, with a particular research focus on reproductive ethics, uterus transplantation, children's welfare, parental obligation, the family, and vulnerability. She is currently Chair of the Macquarie University Faculty of Arts Human Research Ethics Sub-Committee. She has published in edited collections and in journals such as Bioethics, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Journal of Social Philosophy, Lancet, and Annals of Surgery.


  • 2010–present
    Chair, Faculty of Arts Research Ethics Committee
  • 2005–present
    Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Dept of Philosophy, Macquarie University
  • 2006–2009
    Deputy Chair, Macquarie University Research Ethics Committee (Human Research)


  • 2001 
    Monash University, PhD in Philosophy
  • 1995 
    University of Auckland, New Zealand, Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Ethics
  • 1994 
    University of Auckland, New Zealand, Master of Arts (Hons)
  • 1991 
    University of Auckland, New Zealand, Bachelor of Arts

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    2011-2014: 'On the cutting edge: promoting best practice in surgical innovation'
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant

Research Areas

  • Applied Ethics (2201)