Professor Susan Dodds, BA (Toronto), PhD (La Trobe) is Deputy Provost and as Acting Provost has overall responsibility for the university’s academic activities.
When not in the role of Acting Provost, Susan is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Professor of Philosophy. Prior to coming to the University of Tasmania in 2009, Susan was Head of the School of English Literatures, Philosophy and Languages at the University of Wollongong. Susan is a philosopher, whose research focuses on issues in research ethics, ethical issues associated with emerging technologies and feminist bioethics. Susan is a Chief Investigator, and Director of the Ethics program, on the Australian Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. She has published extensively on issues relating to bioethics, deliberative democracy, relational autonomy and reproductive technology. Her recent book Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy (co-edited with Catriona Mackenzie and Wendy Rogers), published by Oxford University Press, is one of the outcomes of her recent ARC Discovery Project DP11012272 ‘Vulnerability, Autonomy and Justice” .
Susan is a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council, and a member of the Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee (Office of the Gene Technology Regulator).
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2 January, 2014