Postdoctoral research fellow, Macquarie University
My research falls in three main areas – bioethics, feminist philosophy and agency. I am currently a lecturer in the philosophy department at Macquarie University, and have just completed a three year research project on gender in surgery. I also do research into the ethical issues associated with emerging health technologies, such as innovative surgical techniques and implantable devices, synthetic organs and advanced prosthetics.
I have a co-edited book (with Fiona Jenkins, ANU) Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change, which came out with OUP in 2013. It brings together new work by anglophone women philosophers on women’s under-representation in academic philosophy.
The past year has seen wide concern about the safety of medical implants. Some of the worst scandals have involved devices for women, such as textured breast implants with links to cancer, and transvaginal mesh implants,...