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Xavier Symons is a Research Associate with the Institute for Ethics and Society. In April-May 2017 he is visiting student at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford. In 2016 Xavier was a visiting scholar at Georgetown University’s Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics.

Xavier has significant expertise in human research ethics, and is currently a bioethicist on Austin Health's Human Research Ethics Committee.


  • –present
    Research associate, Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame


  • 2016 
    University of Sydney, MA (Res) (Philosophy)
  • 2013 
    University of Sydney, BA Adv (Hons)