Dr Tamara Browne
Dr Tamara Kayali Browne is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University. Prior to her current appointment, she held a three-year Lectureship in Bioethics at the Australian National University and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Novel Tech Ethics at Dalhousie University from 2012-2013. She was awarded her PhD from Cambridge University in 2012.
Her dissertation focused on issues of control, responsibility and the self in depression and used qualitative interviews with women to explore this topic. She is currently writing a book based on this research which will be published with Cambridge University Press in 2017.
Her research focuses on the ethics and philosophy of reproductive technology (particularly sex selection) and mental illness (particularly how it is classified and treated).
Her analytic approach is particularly influenced by feminism and phenomenology and a common thread throughout her research is a concern with gender and the deeper questions it raises for bioethical debates.
Fields of interest
- Reproductive ethics
- Ethics and philosophy of mental illness