Faculty of Arts

Susan Dodds

Susan Dodds

Professor Susan Dodds

Professor of Philosophy
Dean, Faculty of Arts
Deputy Provost

BA (Toronto), PhD (La Trobe)

Contact Details

Contact Campus Sandy Bay Campus
Building Humanities
Room Reference 543
Telephone +61 3 6226 1874
Fax +61 3 6226 7842
Email Susan.Dodds@utas.edu.au


Prof Susan Dodds - Researchers Report (WARP)

Career Summary
Susan has been Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Professor of Philosophy at UTAS since 2009. Formerly from the University of Wollongong (UoW), she held a series of positions (1989 – 2009) before being promoted to Professor of Philosophy in 2006 and Head, School of English Literatures, Philosophy and Languages in 2007.

During her time at UoW, Susan held a number of leadership roles including; Deputy Chair (Postgraduate) of the University Research Committee and Chair of the University of Wollongong/Illawarra Area Health Service Joint Human Research Ethics Committee. Her areas of teaching at UoW covered all stages of the Philosophy major as well as considerable cross-faculty teaching for subjects studied by nursing, law, health science and nanotechnology students.

Professional Activity
Susan has held a number of positions in professional associations, including being a founding member of the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics ((FAB): a Network of the International Association of Bioethics (IAB)), and Co Coordinator of FAB 2002-2004 and 2004-2006. She has served as a member of the IAB Board and was Vice President of the IAB 2007-2009. Susan was appointed to the Council of the Australasian Association of Philosophy (2007-2009) and was elected President of the AAP (2007-2008).

Susan is an elected member of the Board of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Science and Humanities (DASSH) and, having been an invited member since 2010, in March 2012 was appointed by Greg Combet, Minister for Industry and Innovation, as Chair of the National Enabling Technologies Strategy (NETS) Stakeholder Advisory Council.

Research Interests
Susan's research explores the intersections of ethics, political philosophy, moral psychology, feminist theory and public policy. She has published extensively on issues relating to bioethics, deliberative democracy, relational autonomy and reproductive technology.

Susan has two research projects currently funded by the Australian Research Council; one project explores the ethical issues associated with developments in bionics and nanotechnology, and for which she is a Chief Investigator and Director of the Ethics program on the Australian Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. The second project is an ARC Discovery project 'Vulnerability, Autonomy and Justice'.