Christian Enemark and Michael J. Selgelid (eds.) Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Co-edited by Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2012.
‘An excellent composition of scholarly analysis and reflection. It helps to clarify the concepts, arguments and further needs for research, education and policy development in a contested area of Public Health. It is well composed and easily accessible, stimulating more work in this area. It has the potential to become a standard reference work.’
Ole Döring, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
‘The International Relations community is still coming to grips with whether deadly infectious diseases should be framed as a global security concern. This edited collection provides a novel multidisciplinary analysis of the dilemma, allowing the reader to consider the ethical implications of such securitizing moves. As such, the book is a constructive and worthwhile contribution that is accessible to both academics and policy makers.’
Sara Davies, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia
‘This multi-author, multi-disciplinary volume is an outstanding contribution to one of the most pressing problems the global community confronts today and in the future – how should we deal with the certainty of widespread outbreaks of naturally occurring infectious diseases as well as the possibility of deliberate or accidental release of pathologic infectious agents? The contributors to this book, all of whom are international experts, probe the ethical, social, economic and political foundations and consequences of programs of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for infectious diseases. It must be read by the wide audience involved in these issues – policy makers, academics, physicians and scientists, and the general public.’
Harvey Rubin, University of Pennsylvania, USA
‘The emergence of infectious disease as a security threat raises a series of ethical questions, which are too often overlooked. This important volume establishes not only the significance of these questions, but their range and underpinning philosophies. As such it is essential reading for both practitioners and academics interested in this field.’
Colin McInnes, Aberystwyth University, UK
‘As infectious disease control measures garner more and more attention from policymakers and academics, Enemark and Selgelid’s volume is particularly timely and vital. Bringing together experts from a wide variety of disciplines, they provide a comprehensive overview of the ethical, security, economic, and health challenges that disease outbreaks present – and do so in a clear, lucid, and easily understood manner’.
Jeremy Youde, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA
‘Infectious diseases do not recognize national borders. However, nation states are organized to respond to the challenges of epidemics by securing national interest. In light of recent controversies regarding the oversight, regulation and biosecurity implications of H5N1 mutation research, this volume could not be more timely or relevant as it examines the intricate, complex and difficult issues at the interface of bioethics and security as related to infectious disease control. It is essential reading for all involved in global public health and infectious disease control.’
Ross Upshur, University of Toronto, Canada
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Monash Arts excels in The Australian top institutions research
Monash Arts has been well-represented in a recently released report by The Australian that details the top Australian researchers and research institutions. Monash Arts academics Professor Michael Selgelid (Bioethics) and Associative Professor Toby Handfield (Philosophy) received accolades for being the Field Leader in their respective fields.
Extension of Monash Bioethics Partnership with WHO
The Monash Bioethics Centre has officially been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics for an additional four years.
The Centre was initially designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Bioethics in July 2014, and the partnership will now continue until 2022.
Bioethics, infectious diseases and the battle between good and evil
In April this year, a police officer died from fever and internal bleeding in a small village in the Equateur Province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eleven of his family members became ill after the funeral, and seven of them – the ones who had tended the body after his death – also died. Forty-two years after its first appearance, Ebola virus disease had again returned to Africa.
Global Bioethics: A conversation with Professor Michael Selgelid
Professor Michael Selgelid is the Director of the Monash Bioethics Centre (formerly named Centre for … Continue reading Global Bioethics: A conversation with Professor Michael Selgelid
White Paper on Ethical Issues Associated with “Gain-of-Function” Research for US Government
In 2015 Professor Michael Selgelid was commissioned by the US National Institutes of Health … Continue reading White Paper on Ethical Issues Associated with “Gain-of-Function” Research for US Government
Michael Selgelid Appointed Chair of Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Bioethics
As of 13 June 2016, Professor Michael Selgelid has been appointed Chair of the Global … Continue reading Michael Selgelid Appointed Chair of Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Bioethics
In Monash Magazine–Ebola and the Ethics Question
“Ebola and the Ethics Question” Brad Collis Monash Magazine February 2015 Read article
New Book–On the Dual Uses of Science and Ethics
On The Dual Uses of Science and Ethics: Principles, Practices, and Prospects. Co-edited by Brian … Continue reading New Book–On the Dual Uses of Science and Ethics
New Book–Emergency Ethics
A.M. Viens and Michael J. Selgelid (eds.) Emergency Ethics. Volume I of The Library of … Continue reading New Book–Emergency Ethics
Infectious Disease Ethics
Michael J. Selgelid, Angela McLean, Nimalan Arinaminpathy, and Julian Savulescu (eds.) Infectious Disease Ethics: Limiting Liberty … Continue reading Infectious Disease Ethics
Health Rights. Co-edited by Michael J. Selgelid and Thomas Pogge. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2010. … Continue reading Health Rights
Ethical and Philosophical Consideration of the Dual-Use Dilemma in the Biological Sciences
Seumas Miller and Michael J. Selgelid. Ethical and Philosophical Consideration of the Dual-Use Dilemma … Continue reading Ethical and Philosophical Consideration of the Dual-Use Dilemma in the Biological Sciences