Dr Nathan Emmerich

BA (Hons), MA, M.Res, Ph.D
Research Fellow in Bioethics
ANU College of Science, ANU College of Business and Economics, ANU College of Health and Medicine, and ANU College of Law

Areas of expertise

  • Applied Ethics 2201
  • Bioethics (Human And Animal) 220101
  • Medical Ethics 220106
  • Professional Ethics (Incl. Police And Research Ethics) 220107
  • Ethical Theory 220305
  • Social Philosophy 220319
  • Historical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified 210399
  • Anthropology Not Elsewhere Classified 160199
  • Sociology Not Elsewhere Classified 160899
  • Social Theory 160806
  • Sociological Methodology And Research Methods 160807
  • Sociology And Social Studies Of Science And Technology 160808

Research interests

I am an interdisciplinary bioethicsts primarily interested in medical ethics, but also various ethical questions associated with emerging biotechnologies. I am also concerned with the social and anthropological nature of morality and ethics, and the relationship between the intellectual field(s) of applied (bio)ethics and, one the one hand, fields of practice, such as medicine, and on the other, modes of governance, including professional regulation and broader political processes. 

Available student projects

I am available to supervise projects on questions of medical ethics and some issues in medical sociology, primarily to students in the Medical School and the College of Health and Medicine, but others may get in touch if they wish to discuss something particular.

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