Students / Early Career Research Stream

Students / Early Career Research Stream

Students (higher degree research, undergraduate) and early career researchers (ECR) are integral members of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) as well as the teaching and research communities. This group faces distinct challenges as they develop their skills, identities, and trajectories as independent researchers. Many of these challenges relate to the interdisciplinary nature of bioethics and health law (BHL) scholarship.

The S/ECR Stream of AABHL is a dedicated space in which to grapple with challenges S/ECRs face as they learn how to navigate the diverse landscape of BHL. The central aim of the S/ECR Stream is to foster a community that addresses contemporary issues in BHL training, teaching, and research. Through the diverse but united community fostered by the Stream, S/ECRs working in BHL will have access to support and guidance that will help nurture agility in the interdisciplinary BHL academic environment.

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Fortnightly writing group

AABHL SECR Stream Leaders host an online fortnightly writing group for students and ECRs working in bioethics or health law. This semester the group is running Thursday 14:00 – 15:30 AEDT/AEST,  22nd February to 30 May 2024. For more information and to join the group, please email the Stream Leaders at: [email protected] 

Stream Leaders

Craig Stanbury

Craig Stanbury is a PhD Candidate at the Monash Bioethics Centre working at the intersection of procreation ethics, population policy, and environmental ethics. Specifically, he is interested in whether (and to what extent) procreative decisions ought to change in light of overpopulation and climate change. When not at work, Craig likes to play with his cat, play tennis, and read fantasy novels. Twitter @StanburyCraig

Molly Johnston

Molly Johnston is a research fellow at the Monash Bioethics Centre, Monash University. She was awarded her PhD from Monash University in 2021. Molly has a background in reproductive science but her current research falls within the intersection between social science, bioethics, and regulation. Her research interests are the ethical and social issues raised by human reproductive technologies, in particular assisted reproductive technologies and prenatal genetic testing. Away from work, Molly can be found outdoors with her dog or working her way through the wine bars of Melbourne. Twitter @mollyljohnston

Sara Attinger

Sara Attinger is a research officer in the Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University and at Sydney Health Ethics, University of Sydney. Sara has worked in the private and public sector in legal, corporate and commercial roles. She currently does legal and qualitative research focussed on the regulatory and ethical implications of commercialised assisted reproductive technology and accelerating access to novel therapeutics. Beside bioethics and health law, Sara is a big fan of rock climbing, rhubarb Danishes, and the Good Weekend Saturday quiz. Twitter @SaraAttinger