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Kim Atkins

Kim Atkins

Adjunct Associate Professor, Philosophy
Rural Health Program Manager
Dept of Health & Human Services

Launceston CBD Campuses

03 6324 3946 (phone)

Kim.Atkins@utas.edu.au

Achievements

Research Interests

My main area of interest is Contemporary European philosophy, especially the work of Paul Ricoeur and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and I have written extensively on narrative models of personal identity. I am a big fan of Aristotle, Kant, and feminist philosophy concerned with agency and power. I also have an interest in bioethics, and with my three co-authors, I've just finished a third edition of Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses for Cambridge University Press.

I have a management and consultancy role within the Tasmanian government, and have developed a keen interest in philosophies of management, especially the work of Mats Alversson on 'functional stupidity' and recent work on judgement and 'superforecasting'. I am particularly interested in the work of Mark Moore and his concept of “public value”, and coordinate a Public Value Interest Group.‚Äč 

I also run workshops on ethics capacity-building, based on Mary Gentile's practical ethics approach known as 'Giving Voice to Values' and offer research-based internships in DHHS for senior students.

Main publications

  • with Bonnie Britton, Sheryl de Lacey and Rebecca Ripperger, Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses 3rd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
  • Narrative Identity and Moral Identity (Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2008).
  • with Catriona Mackenzie (eds) Practical Identity and Narrative Agency (Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2008)
  • (ed) Self and Subjectivity: A Reader with Commentary (Oxford, UK & Malden, MA: Blackwell, December 2004)
  • “Narrative Identity and Embodied Continuity” in Kim Atkins & Catriona Mackenzie (eds) Practical Identity and Narrative Agency (Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2008).
  • “Autonomy and autonomy competencies: a practical and relational approach” in Nursing Philosophy, October 2006
  • “Re Alex: narrative identity and the case of gender dysphoria”, in Griffith Law Review, Vol. 14 (1), 2005
  • “Narrative identity, practical identity and ethical subjectivity” in Continental Philosophy Review, Vol. 37, No.4, 2004
  • “What Are Friends For?” in The Drawing Board: An Australian Review of Public Affairs (Digest) June 2004. This article won 2005 AAP media prize
  • Paul Ricoeur” in the Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2003
  • “Ricoeur on Objectivity: Between Phenomenology and the Natural Sciences” in Philosophy Today, Winter 2002
  • “Friendship, Trust and Forgiveness”, in Philosophia, May 2002
  • “Ricoeur's ‘Human Time’ as a Response to the Problem of Closure in Heideggerian Temporality”, Philosophy Today, Summer, 2000
  • “Autonomy and the Subjective Character of Experience” in the Journal of Applied Philosophy, 17:1 2000 This article was cited in UK High Court case, Ms B vs An NHS Hospital Trust [2002] EWHC 429 (Fam)
  • “Personal Identity and the Importance of One's Own Body”, the International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 8:3, 2000
  • “The Body and the Person in Organ Transplants”, in Australian Nurse's Journal, Volume 22, No.1, July 1992.

Commissioned book reviews
  • Review of Berit Brogaard, On Romantic Love (OUP, 2013) for Hypatia 32:1, 2016
  • Review of Emrys Westacott, The Virtues of Our Vices (Princeton UP, 2012), for Australian Review of Public Affairs, July 2012
  • Review of Laurie Shragge (ed), You’ve Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity (OUP, 2009) for 2nd FEAST Special Issue of Hypatia, 26 (4), 2011
  • Review of Angelica Nuzzo, Ideal Embodiment: Kant’s Theory of Sensibility (Indiana UP, 2008) for APA Newsletter for Feminism and Philosophy, 10 (1), Fall 2010
  • Review of Genevieve Lloyd, Providence Lost (Harvard University Press, 2008), Australian Review of Public Affairs, June 2009
  • Review of Pierluigi Barrotta and Marcelo Dascal (eds), Controversies and Subjectivity (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2005), Pragmatics and Cognition 16:1, 2008
  • Review of James Grunebaum, Friendship: Liberty, Equality and Utility (SUNY Press, 2003) for Australian Review of Public Affairs, June 2004

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Fields of Research

  • Ethical Theory (220305)
  • Philosophy (220399)
  • Phenomenology (220310)
  • Applied Ethics (220199)
  • Nursing (111099)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Metaphysics (220309)
  • Health Policy (160508)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)
  • Philosophical Psychology (incl. Moral Psychology and Philosophy of Action) (220311)
  • Epistemology (220304)
  • Hermeneutic and Critical Theory (220307)
  • Social Philosophy (220319)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies (970122)
  • Social Ethics (950407)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Religion and Ethics (950499)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Health (929999)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Learner and Learning (930199)
  • Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards (960799)
  • Bioethics (950401)
  • Gender and Sexualities (940113)

Publications

Total publications

29

Highlighted publications

(5 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2004BookAtkins KM, 'Self and Subjectivity', Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 318pp. ISBN 405112050 (2004) [Authored Other Book]

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2002Journal ArticleAtkins KM, 'Ricoeur on Objectivity: Between Phenomenology and the Natural Sciences', Philosophy Today, 46, (4) pp. 384-395. ISSN 0031-8256 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

2000Journal ArticleAtkins KM, 'Personal Identity and the Importance of One's Own Body: A Response to Derek Parfit', International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 8, (3) pp. 329-349. ISSN 0967-2559 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/096725500750039309 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

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2000Journal ArticleAtkins KM, 'Ricoeur's 'Human Time' as a Response to the Problem of Closure in Heideggerian Temporality', Philosophy Today, 43, (2) pp. 108-122. ISSN 0031-8256 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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2000Journal ArticleAtkins KM, 'Autonomy and the Subjective Character of Experience', Journal of Applied Philosophy, 17, (1) pp. 71-79 . ISSN 0264-3758 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1468-5930.00141 [eCite] [Details]

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Journal Article

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2006Atkins KM, 'Autonomy and autonomy competencies: a practical and relational approach', Nursing Philosophy, 7, (4) pp. 205-215. ISSN 1466-7681 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-769X.2006.00266.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18

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2005Atkins KM, 'RE ALEX: Narrative Identity and the Case of Gender Dysphoria', Griffith Law Review, 14, (1) pp. 1-16. ISSN 1038-3441 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2004Atkins KM, 'Narrative identity, practical identity and ethical subjectivity', Continental Philosophy Review, 37, (3) pp. 341-366. ISSN 1387-2842 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11007-004-5559-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 16

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2003Atkins KM, 'Paul Ricoeur', The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy EJ (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2002Atkins KM, 'Ricoeur on Objectivity: Between Phenomenology and the Natural Sciences', Philosophy Today, 46, (4) pp. 384-395. ISSN 0031-8256 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

2002Atkins KM, 'Friendship, Trust & Forgiveness', Philosophia, 29, (1-4) pp. 111-132. ISSN 0048-3893 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF02379903 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 5

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2000Atkins KM, 'Personal Identity and the Importance of One's Own Body: A Response to Derek Parfit', International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 8, (3) pp. 329-349. ISSN 0967-2559 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/096725500750039309 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Tweet

2000Atkins KM, 'Ricoeur's 'Human Time' as a Response to the Problem of Closure in Heideggerian Temporality', Philosophy Today, 43, (2) pp. 108-122. ISSN 0031-8256 (2000) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

2000Atkins KM, 'Autonomy and the Subjective Character of Experience', Journal of Applied Philosophy, 17, (1) pp. 71-79 . ISSN 0264-3758 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1468-5930.00141 [eCite] [Details]

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1992Atkins KM, 'The Body and the Person in Organ Transplants', Australian Nursing Journal, 22, (1) pp. 1-2. ISSN 0045-0758 (1992) [Non Refereed Article]

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Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Atkins KM, Britton B, De Lacey S, 'Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses', Cambridge University Press, United States, pp. 246. ISBN 978-0-521-17769-6 (2011) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Britton B

2008Atkins KM, 'Narrative identity and moral identity: A practical perspective', Routledge, New York, pp. 175. ISBN 9780415956321 (2008) [Authored Research Book]

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2008Atkins KM, Mackenzie C, 'Practical Identity and Narrative Agency', Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 146. (2008) [Edited Book]

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2004Atkins KM, 'Self and Subjectivity', Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 318pp. ISBN 405112050 (2004) [Authored Other Book]

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Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Atkins KM, 'Narrative identity and embodied continuity', Practical Identity and Narrative Agency, Routledge, Atkins K and Mackenzie C (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 78-98. ISBN 9780415958479 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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2002Atkins KM, 'Pornography: How Does it Harm?', Vices and Virtues, Pyrrho Press, I Sawford (ed), Hobart, pp. 44-57. ISBN 1 86295 038 5 (2002) [Other Book Chapter]

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2000Atkins KM, 'Souls and Cyborgs: Can We Be Friends With Machines?', Philosophy and the New Millennium, Pyrrho Press, Marguerite La Caze (ed), Hobart, pp. 15-36. ISBN 0-85901-940-3 (2000) [Other Book Chapter]

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Review

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Atkins KM, 'Berit Brogaard on Romantic Love: Simplw Truths about a Complex Emotion Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015', Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy pp. 1-6. ISSN 0887-5367 (2016) [Review Single Work]

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2012Atkins KM, 'Review of Emrys Westacott, The Virtues of Our Vices', Australian Review of Public Affairs, (July) ISSN 1832-1526 (2012) [Review Single Work]

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2011Atkins KM, 'You've Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity', Hypatia: a journal of feminist philosophy, 26, (4) ISSN 0887-5367 (2011) [Review Single Work]

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2011Atkins KM, 'You've Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity. Edited by LAURIE J. SHRAGE. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010', Hypatia: a journal of feminist philosophy, 26, (4) pp. 877-881. ISSN 0887-5367 (2011) [Review Single Work]

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2010Atkins KM, 'Angelica Nuzzo, Ideal Embodiment: Kant's Theory of Sensibility', APA Newsletters (Online), 10, (1) ISSN 2155-9708 (2010) [Review Single Work]

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2009Atkins KM, 'Genevieve Lloyd, Providence Lost', Australian Review of Public Affairs, 10, (1) pp. 1-5. ISSN 1832-1526 (2009) [Review Single Work]

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2004Atkins KM, 'What are friends for?', Australian Review of Public Affairs, (June) pp. 1-3. (2004) [Review Single Work]

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Computer Software

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2004Atkins KM, Smith L, 'Legal & Ethical Issues in Health Care CD ROM', 2, University of Tasmania, Launceston (2004) [Software Other]

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Co-authors: Smith L

2003Atkins KM, Smith L, 'Legal & Ethical Issues in Health Care CD ROM', 1, University of Tasmania, Launceston (2003) [Software Other]

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Co-authors: Smith L

2001Smith L, Atkins KM, 'Professional Issues in Nursing Practice CD ROM', 1, University of Tasmania, Launceston (2001) [Software Other]

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Co-authors: Smith L

Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Atkins KM, Wilson L, 'Performance and Progress Indicators for the National Strategic Framework for Rural and Remote Health', Final Report, Rural Health Standing Committee of the Standing Council on Health, Australia (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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2007Atkins KM, Coady DA, Crowley CM, Gale F, Henning T, et al., 'Academics lash Lennon 'ethics'', The Mercury, Davies Brothers (News Limited), Hobart, March 24 (2007) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Coady DA; Crowley CM; Gale F; Henning T; Lawrence PM; Lockwood M; Malpas J; Snell RD; Stamm M; Stokes MD; Stratford E; Warner K; White RD

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$69,332

Projects

A Narrative Theory of Ethics (2004 - 2005)$59,332
Funding
Australian Research Council ($59,332)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Atkins KM
Period
2004 - 2005
Grant Reference
DP0450075
The meta-ethics of narrative ethics (2003)$5,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Atkins KM
Year
2003
Identifying, from the work of Philosopher Paul Ricoeur, a Philosophical Methodology that Attempts to Bridge Science-based and Experiential-based Models of Philosophy (2001)$5,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Atkins KM
Year
2001

Research Supervision

Completed

6

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDTowards a Unified Framework of Power: a conceptual, practical and comparative analysis of Michel Foucault's and Hannah Arendt's accounts of power
Candidate: Leesa Anne Wisby
2016
PhDThe Community of the Poem: Towards an Ethics of the Poetic Spirit with the Poetry of Francis Webb
Candidate: Christopher John Wareham
2013
PhDPoetry and Philosophical Ascesis - Schlegel, Novalis and Holderlin
Candidate: Anita Van Riet
2009
PhDBecoming Girl: The Subversive Narratives of Le Girl Sujet en Process/on Trial
Candidate: Leopoldyna Xavier McGee
2009
PhDAuthenticite, Ambiguity and Freedom: Recuperating the Philosophy of Simone De Beauvoir for a Contemporary Ethics of Ambiguity
Candidate: Tessa Michelle Saunders
2009
MastersTheistic Existentialism in the Fiction of Tim Winton
Candidate: Roie Thomas
2008