About Professor Ian Kerridge

Professor Kerridge is one of Australia's leading bioethicists and has an international reputation for his research in bioethics, public health ethics, clinical ethics and the philosophy of medicine.

Professor Kerridge's research focuses on the philosophical, moral and socio-cultural concepts, frameworks and issues that underpin health, health policy and biomedicine including in public health, research and clinical care. His research explores such topics as public health ethics, stem cells, end-of-life care, the experience of illness and survival, synthetic genomics, organ transplantation, cord blood and tissue donation, research ethics, publication and the pharmaceutical industry.

Professor Kerridge is an internationally recognized scholar in bioethics and the philosophy of medicine. Since 2003 he has been Professor in Bioethics and Director of the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELiM) at the University of Sydney and Staff Haematologist/BMT Physician at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. He is also currently the Chair of the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) Ethics Committee, board member of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) and a member of the NSW Clinical Ethics Advisory Group.
Since 2003, Professor Kerridge has secured over $7 million in competitive research grants and has been a CI on five NHMRC grants, two Cure Cancer NSW grants and two ARC Linkage grants. His research has had a significant impact on the fields of clinical and public health ethics, the relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and the health professions, patient experiences of illness and stem cell research and transplantation.
Professor Kerridge has published five textbooks/monographs of bioethics/philosophy (most recently, Ethics and Law for the Health Professions, Third Edition (Federation Press; 2009)), 17 book chapters on ethics, research ethics and infectious diseases and over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals on ethics, medical philosophy and haematology.
He is a reviewer for more than 20 academic journals and is an editorial board member of the Journal of Medical Ethics, the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry and the Asian Bioethics Review. In 2005 he was the expert ethicist on the Legislative Review Committee appointed by the Commonwealth to review the operation of the Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002 and the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002. (A Bill based upon the recommendations of the Committee was passed by both Houses of Parliament in November, 2006.)
In addition to performing his own research, Professor Kerridge supervises research students from medicine, philosophy, nursing and the humanities in Honours, Masters, and Doctoral projects. He is also actively engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate education and is one of the Coordinators of the Masters in Bioethics program at the University of Sydney.

Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of Professor Kerridge's publications and grants, please visit his Sydney Medical School academic profile.