Bioethics Dissertation Reviews


As one of our new series in 2012-13, “Bioethics Dissertation Reviews” is set to go live in a few weeks. In the tradition of the Dissertation Reviews project, the new series will feature friendly, non-critical overviews of recently defended, unpublished dissertations in Bioethics. Approximately 15 dissertations are currently under review, with more to come. If you are interested in reviewing for the new site, or having your dissertation reviewed, please contact

Introducing Our New Field Editor

Tamara Kayali is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Novel Tech Ethics team at Dalhousie University. She completed her PhD in the Department of Social Sciences at Cambridge University. Her dissertation focused on issues of control, responsibility and the self in depression and used qualitative interviews with women to explore this topic. Tamara has lectured in bioethics at Sydney University and the Australian National University. She has a variety of research interests but is primarily interested in neuroethics and ethics of reproduction. She first completed a Bachelor in Biotechnology from the Australian National University before completing her Honours and MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science at Sydney University and Cambridge University (respectively). Her most recent publication is the paper “Depression as unhomelike being-in-the-world? Phenomenology’s challenge to our understanding of illness”, co-authored with Furhan Iqbal, in Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy (2012). [Website here]

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