• CSU
  • University of Melbourne


Technologies Program:

This program deals with risks and responsibilities relating to research into technologies that combine with or add to existing technologies, including ethical issues in bio/nanotechnology, computing and IT.

Health Program:

This program will conduct research in relation to a range of interconnected ethical issues in the public health domain.

Ecology Program:

This program examines a range of issues in environmental ethics, including ethical issues related to existing and potential anthropogenic climate change.

Economy Program:

This program focuses on a number of central ethical issues arising in the economic sphere, including corporate responsibility and economic corruption.

Security Program:

This program focuses on the ethical dimensions of a range of current domestic and international security problems, including ethical issues pertaining to terrorism, crime, and humanitarian intervention.

New Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position Available

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioethics and/or Moral Psychology (CAPPE, Charles Sturt University).

Applications Close 19th of June 2016.

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What's new in CAPPE publications?

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Dr Alberto Giubilini

Australian Government policy on vaccination exemption and childcare benefits   More

Dr Kylie Bourne

The umbrella revolution  More

The value of foreign aid  More

Professor Seumas Miller

Institutional Corruption and The Capital Markets  More

Fixing the Fix - Benchmark Reform and the Future of Financial Regulation  More

Designing-in-Ethics: A Compulsary Retirement Savings System  More

Dr Stephen Clarke

On Religious Violence, ABC Western Plains 'Mornings', radio interview  More

Past media events

Advisory Board


In general, the Advisory Board provides advice to the Centre and partner universities in relation top research and research training in the various fields of applied philosophy and public ethics.


Members are pictured above at our 2011 AGM:


The Honourable Margaret Reid AO


Professor Suzanne Uniacke

Director, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University

Dr Daniel Halliday

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Melbourne

Ms Jane Halton AO PSM

Secretary, Commonwealth Department of Finance

Michael Keelty AO APM

former Commissioner, Australian Federal Police

The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG

former Justice, High Court of Australia

Professor Catriona Mackenzie

Professor of Philosophy, Macquarie University

Professor Greg Restall

Professor of Philosophy, The University of Melbourne