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Bernadette Tobin


Bernadette Tobin is one of the most original and respected voices in Catholic Health Care Ethics. She is Director of the Plunkett Centre for Ethics, a joint centre of Australian Catholic University and St Vincents & Mater Health Sydney, and Reader in Philosophy at Australian Catholic University.

Tobin is honorary ethicist at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, conjoint associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales and conjoint associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Her areas of research include ethical issues in health care, philosophical issues in moral development and philosophical issues in religious belief. Her interests include the philosophy of religion, bioethics and the philosophy of education.

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