15 Jun 2014


Paul Komesaroff webPhysician, medical researcher and philosopher at Monash University, Paul Komesaroff's work spans ethics and philosophy, clinical practice and medical and social science research. His ethical interests cover reconciliation, clinical practice, global health and research. They include the impact of new technologies on health and society, consent in research, the experience of illness, complementary medicines, obesity, cross-cultural teaching and learning, the nature and impact of foreign aid, and capacity building in global health. His scientific interests focus on the effects of hormones on the cardiovascular system. He is Executive Director of Global Reconciliation, Director of the Monash Centre for Ethics in Medicine and Society (which is a UNESCO Chair in Bioethics Collaborating Centre), Director of the Clinical Ethics Service at the Alfred Hospital, Ethics Convener of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Chair of the Australian Health and Development Alliance, and a member of a number of ethics and related committees, including the AMA Ethics Committee and of the Victorian Justice Health Advisory Committee. He is a past president of the Australasian Bioethics Association. Prof Komesaroff is Chair of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, Ethics Editor of the Internal Medicine Journal, author of more than 300 articles in science, ethics and philosophy, and author or editor of twelve books, including Experiments in love and death (2008), Pathways to reconciliation: theory and practice (2008) and Objectivity, science and society (2008).