PhD Scholarships in bioethics at Macquarie

  • 08 May 2012
  • 05 Jun 2012
  • Macquarie University

PhD Scholarships in bioethics at Macquarie


We are looking for two PhD candidates to work with researchers in the Macquarie University Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE) on ARC-funded projects. CAVE offers a thriving and supportive multi-disciplinary community in which to undertake post-graduate research.

Successful applicants will be encouraged to develop their own research. While this will relate to some aspect of the ARC projects, there is wide scope to negotiate the area and direction of the candidate’s own research. 



Project 1: ARC Linkage Project LP110200217: On the cutting edge: promoting best practice in surgical innovation.[Chief Investigators W Rogers, J Johnson, C Townley, A Ballantyne, M Lotz, D Meyerson, G Tomossy, A Eyers, G Maddern and C Thomson]

Scholarship allocation code: 2012142

Project aims:  

  1. To develop a taxonomy of innovative surgery;
  2. To analyse the conceptual and theoretical features of innovative surgery that generate ethical, legal and regulatory challenges;
  3. To provide tools for identifying, implementing and managing surgical innovation.


Project 2: ARC Discovery Project DP120101092: How do we know what works? Ethics and evidence in surgical research (Chief Investigators Wendy Rogers and Cynthia Townley)

Scholarship allocation code: 2012089

Project aims:

a)    to develop an innovative analysis of knowledge and evidence in surgical research and practice;

b)   to assess the ethical implications of a range of research methods in surgery; and

c)    to produce a practical framework to guide surgical research. 


For further information about the projects, scholarships and application process, see


Or contact Prof Wendy Rogers: AT or 02 9850 8858.


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