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This research centre ceased operation on 31 December 2016. This website is archived. There will be no further updates to this site.


ARC Linkage Grants

Assoc/Prof Yeslam Al-Saggaf et al Investigating which strategies are most effective in overcoming the ethical problems facing information and communications technology professionals

Prof S Miller, Prof J Kleinig et al Police Leadership in the 21st Century: Redesigning Roles and Practices More

Prof S Miller, Prof J O'Brien et al The Future of Financial Regulation More

ARC Discovery Grants

Dr. Stephen Clarke et al Conscience and Conscientious Objection in Health Care More

Prof Greg Restall et al New techniques for language logic and information
Dr S Clarke, Prof A Coady et al Moral Conservation, Human Enhancement and the 'Affective Revolution' in Moral Psychology More

Prof T Campbell et al A Constructive Critique of the Political Approach to the Philosophy of Human Rights More

Other Grants

Dr Daniel Halliday The Moral Challenge of the Educational Arms Race

Prof J Weckert, Dr E Rush, M Walker
Promoting Global Responsible Research and Innovation  More


2015 Annual Report [.pdf]


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

CAPPE - WHO Collaboration


World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics



The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) is one of the six WHO's collaborating centres for bioethics. More



About WHO

Ethics and health at WHO

WHO Partnerships in Ethics and Health

Global Network of WHO´s Collaborating Centres for Bioethics



WHO Responsible life sciences research for global health security. A guidance document

The purpose of this guidance is to inform Member States about the risks posed by accidents or the potential deliberate misuse of life sciences research and to propose measures to minimize these risks within the context of promoting and harnessing the power of the life sciences to improve health for all people. Click here to see the doc.

WHO Guidance on Ethics of Tuberculosis Prevention, Care and Control

WHO's Stop TB Department and the Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights are pleased to announce the publication of the guidance document on Ethics and TB.

The document is the first of its kind to address a broad range of ethical issues arising in TB programmes, ranging from informed consent and isolation to health care workers' rights and obligations, and clinical and epidemiological studies. The document is currently being translated into the other UN languanges. Implementation activities in all WHO Regions are planned for 2011. Click here to see the doc.


Ethics and Health Newsletter

3rd Issue of the Ethics and Health Newsletter, Spring 2010

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Promoting Dual Use Ethics(28th-29th January)

'Inaugural Event of the Newly Designated WHO Collaborating Centre for Bioethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australian National University'.

28-29 January 2010. Common Room, University House at The Australian National University. Co-organized by Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), the National Centre for Biosecurity, and University of Exeter as part of a Wellcome Trust Biomedical Ethics Enhancement project on “Building a Sustainable Capacity in Dual Use Bioethics”.

Click here for the Program.

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