Genetics and biotechnology research ethics
Biosecurity and bioterrorism
Synthetic biology healthcare in developing countries
Health Surveillance Ethics
Philosophy of security translational bioethics
Practical and philosophical bioethics
Michael is a bioethicist and moral philosopher. His research primarily focuses on public health ethics (especially regarding infectious disease) and ethical issues associated with biotechnology. He's director of the Monash Bioethics Centre; director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics at Monash; and chair of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Bioethics. He's also an adjunct professor in the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash, and a Monash-Warwick honorary professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick (UK). He serves on the Ethics Review Board of Médecins Sans Frontières and is a member of the general ethical issues sub-committee of the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee.
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For the greater good?
Sometimes, improving public health can mean infringing on people’s rights and compromising their interests.