The AAP's work is facilitated by a number of Operating Committees which carry out the day-to-day operations of the AAP, each directed towards achieving the primary object of promoting and supporting philosophy in Australasia.


The Presidential Committee addresses issues of concern to the profession that would not otherwise be addressed by the Association. Typically, the Presidential Committee will take on a defined project that runs for two years.

Convenors - Jeanette Kennett (Macquarie University) & Daniel Stoljar (ANU)

Members - Simon Burgess (University of New England)Jean-Philippe Deranty (Macquarie University), Paul Griffiths (University of Sydney), Paul Redding (University of Sydney), David Simpson (University of Wollongong)

Higher Education

The main functions of the Higher Education Committee are to monitor and respond to issues relevant to philosophy in the Higher Education sector and to develop and sustain relationships with relevant Humanities and Social Sciences bodies. 

Convenor - Dirk Baltzly (University of Tasmania) 

Members - Fiona Jenkins (Australian National University), Jakob Hohwy (Monash University),  Simon Keller (Victoria University of Wellington), Jeremy Moss (University of Melbourne), Michael Pelczar (National University of Singapore)

Status of Women in the Philosophy Profession

The Committee makes recommendations where appropriate, on how best to promote the status of women, and to devise and carry out projects that support women, in the profession of Philosophy in Australasia. 

Convenor - Catherine Legg (Waikato University)

Members - Joanne Faulkner (University of New South Wales), Sandra Field (National University of Singapore), Moira Gatens (University of Sydney), Tessa Jones (Monash University), Catherine Mills (Monash University)


The Committee makes recommendations where appropriate, on how best to support diversity, and to devise and carry out projects that support diversity, in the profession of Philosophy in Australasia. 

Convenors - Albert Atkin (Macquarie University) & Krushil Watene (Massey University),

Members - Adam Hochman (Macquarie University)

Philosophy in the Community 

The committee advises Executive, and makes recommendations where appropriate, on how best to promote philosophy within the community and outside the academy.

Convenor - Daniel Hutto (University of Wollongong)

Members - Monima Chadha (Monash University), Louise Richardson-Self (University of Tasmania), Zach Weber (University of Otago), Darcy Clempson (university of Wollongong), Caroline West (University of Sydney), Samuel Baron (University of Western Australia)


The Committee liaises with media and philosophers to promote philosophy in the media. 

Convenor - Katrina Hutchison (Macquarie University)

Members - Antonia Case (Editor), Stephen Chadwick (Massey University), Leigh Dayton (Science Writer and Broadcaster), Patrick Stokes (Deakin University), Ming Tan (AAP Social Media Officer)

AAP Conferences

The committee liaises with conference organisers in the organisation of the annual conference.

Convenor - Patrick McGivern (Wollongong University), 

Members - Garrett Cullity (University of Adelaide), Jeanette Kennett (Macquarie University), Graham Oppy (Monash University)

Australasian Journal of Philosophy

The primary role of the committee is to judge the AJP Best Paper Prize. The Committee may also assists the Editor of the AJP in other ways.

Convenor -  TBA

Members - Fred Kroon (University of Auckland); Kristie Miller (University of Sydney); Laura Schroeter (University of Melbourne)

Australasian Philosophical Review

The Committee will assist the Editor of the APR in determining whom to approach to be Conveners of issues of the APR.

Convenor - Graham Oppy (Monash University)

Members - Justine Kingsbury (Waikato University), Nicholas Smith (Macquarie University), Amber Carpenter (National University of Singapore - Yale)

New Zealand

The committee engages in projects that raise the profile of philosophers and philosophy in the New Zealand region.

Convenor - Greg Dawes (University of Otago)

Members - Patrick Girard (University of Auckland), Nick Munn (University of Waikato), Alex Miller (University of Otago), Vanessa Schouten (Massey University), Cei Maslen (Victoria University of Wellington); Carolyn Mason (University of Canterbury), Erman Kaplama (The University of the South Pacific)


The committee engages in projects that raise the profile of philosophers and philosophy in the Singapore region.

Convenor - Neil Sinhababu (National University of Singapore)

Members - John Williams (Singapore Management University), Cathay Liu (National University of Singapore - Yale), Winnie Sung (Nanyang Technical University)


The committee represents philosophy postgraduate students in Australasia.

Convenor - Toby Solomon (Australian National University) 

Members - Jarrah Aubourg (Wollongong University), Tessa Jones (Monash University), Sidney Diamante (University of Auckland), Michael Vincent (University of Queensland), Neil Durrant (Monash University), David Premsharan (National University of Singapore), Elena Gordon (University of Sydney), Adam Piovarchy (University of Sydney), Anco Peeters (University of Wollongong), Grace Campbell (University of Queensland)


The committee represents philosophy undergraduate students in Australasia.

Convenor - TBA

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