• 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.


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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

Professor John Weckert (retired)

IT and Nanotechnology: Ethics of Emergent Technology
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BA(Hons), MA, Dip CompSc, PhD


John Weckert researches mainly in the areas of ethics and new technologies, concentrating on information and communication technology and nanotechnology. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nanoethics: Ethics for Technologies that Converge at the Nanoscale. He currently holds an ARC Linkage grant with the Australian Computer Society on ethics and regulation in the ICT industry and a National Science Foundation (US) grant on nanotechnology and human enhancement.

John retired in 2013 but is still active with CAPPE.


Fields of special interest

  • Nanotechnology
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Methods for Ethically Assessing Emergent Technologies
  • Philosophy of Technology