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Military Space Bioethicist, UNSW Sydney

I am an ethicist who does research in the area of military ethics (particularly in regards to the duty to obey orders, selcetive conscientious objectiong, PTSD and Moral Injury), bioethics (particularly in regards to consent for vulnerable populations) and space ethics (particularly in regards to medical experimentation on astronauts and space tourists, and space terrorism).

I have also published in the area of Lyme disease (a scientific literature review of tick removal methods), and am on the NHMRC Advisory Committee for Research into Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks (DSCATT). I was previoulsy a member of the Chief Medical Officer's Clinical Advisory Committee on Lyme Disease.

I am a Chaplain in the Royal Australian Air Force and an ordained Uniting Church Minister. I currently teach bioethics at ANU and have previously taught Military Ethics at UNSW, Canberra (Australian Defence Force Academy) for 7 years.

I am a visiting research fellow at UNSW Canberra Space, the RAAF Air Power Development Centre and the Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics.

In my spare time, I am a hot air balloon pilot.


  • 2014–2017
    Bioethics Tutor, ANU
  • 2017–2017
    Summer Faculty, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
  • 2010–2015
    Military Ethics Tutor, UNSW Canberra


  • 2017 
    UNSW , PhD
  • 2006 
    UTS, Sydney, M.Ed
  • 1998 
    Melbourne Divinity University, B.Theol