Applied Ethics is a recognised area of research strength at Charles Sturt. In the 2015 and 2018 ERA, Applied Ethics at Charles Sturt was rated as ‘Above World Standard’. Applied Ethics is an ERA subcategory of Philosophy and Religious Studies, and work in applied ethics overlaps significantly with work in philosophy.
Charles Sturt has a longstanding focus on applied philosophy drawing on research in moral, political and socio-legal philosophy, and areas more theoretically-focused philosophical research that interact with more applied issues.
CSU researchers in Applied Ethics and Philosophy have well established international linkages, and have held visiting or fractional appointments at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford; the Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford; the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, the University of Oxford; and the Department of Values, Technology and Innovation, Technical University at Delft.
A strong tradition of external research collaboration in Applied Ethics and Philosophy at Charles Sturt is reflected in journal articles co-authored with academics at the University of Oxford, Boston University, Deakin University, Hong Kong Baptist University, the University of London Royal Holloway, Monash University, Macquarie University and the University of New England, and volumes co-edited with academics at the University of Oxford, Boston University, and the University of Melbourne.
Current research in applied ethics at Charles Sturt is being conducted on a range of topics, including the ethics of new technology, the ethics of healthcare and human services, ethics and religion, decision theoretic approaches to ethics, the ethics of policing, procreative ethics, and the ethics of killing.
Researchers in applied ethics at Charles Sturt have had a consistent record of success at securing external funding.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy
Associate Professor in Philosophy
Lecturer in Philosophy
Professor in Philosophy
(ERA Code 2201)