Dr Nathan Emmerich

BA (Hons), MA, M.Res, PhD
Research Fellow (Senior Lecturer) in Bioethics, ANU Medical School
Senior Lecturer, ANU Medical School
Year 2 Student Coordinator in 2022 (MChD program)

Dr Nathan Emmerich is a bioethicist whose research primarily focuses on medical ethics. He is the lead for Professionalism and Learning in the Phase 1 of the ANU Doctor of Medicine and Surgery Degree (ANU College of Health and Medicine). He also contributes to bioethics teaching in the College of Science. 

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Specialisation

  • Health, Law & Ethics

Research interests

I am an interdisciplinary bioethicsts primarily interested in medical ethics, but also various ethical questions associated with emerging biotechnologies. I am also concerned with the social and anthropological nature of morality and ethics, and the relationship between the intellectual field(s) of applied (bio)ethics and, one the one hand, fields of practice, such as medicine, and on the other, modes of governance, including professional regulation and broader political processes. 

Areas of expertise

  • Applied Ethics
  • Bioethics (Human And Animal)
  • Medical Ethics
  • Professional Ethics (Incl. Police And Research Ethics)
  • Ethical Theory
  • Social Philosophy
  • Historical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Anthropology Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Sociology Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Social Theory
  • Sociological Methodology And Research Methods
  • Sociology And Social Studies Of Science And Technology

Available Student Projects
I am available to supervise projects on questions of medical ethics and some issues in medical sociology, primarily to students in the Medical School and the College of Health and Medicine, but others may get in touch if they wish to discuss something particular.

 

  • Emmerich, N 2018, 'Elective Modernism and the Politics of (Bio)Ethical Expertise', in Hauke Riesch, Nathan Emmerich, Steven Wainwright (ed.), Philosophies and Sociologies of Bioethics, Springer International Publishing AG, Switzerland, pp. 23-40.
  • Riesch, H, Emmerich, N & Wainwright, S, eds, 2018, Philosophies and Sociologies of Bioethics, Springer International Publishing AG, Switzerland.
  • Riesch, H, Emmerich, N & Wainwright, S 2018, 'Introduction: Crossing the Divides', in Hauke Riesch, Nathan Emmerich, Steven Wainwright (ed.), Philosophies and Sociologies of Bioethics, Springer International Publishing AG, Switzerland, pp. 1-22.
  • Riesch, H, Emmerich, N & Wainwright, S 2018, 'Outroduction', in Hauke Riesch, Nathan Emmerich, Steven Wainwright (ed.), Philosophies and Sociologies of Bioethics, Springer International Publishing AG, Switzerland, pp. 171-173.
  • Emmerich, N 2018, 'Introduction: Virtue and the Ethics of Social Research', in Nathan Emmerich (ed.), Virtue Ethics in the Conduct and Governance of Social Science Research, Emerald Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, pp. 1-17.
  • Emmerich, N, ed., 2018, Virtue Ethics in the Conduct and Governance of Social Science Research, Emerald Publishing Limited, United Kingdom.
  • Applied Ethics
  • Bioethics (Human And Animal)
  • Medical Ethics
  • Professional Ethics (Incl. Police And Research Ethics)
  • Ethical Theory
  • Social Philosophy
  • Historical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Anthropology Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Sociology Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Social Theory
  • Sociological Methodology And Research Methods
  • Sociology And Social Studies Of Science And Technology