jane_johnsonPhD, Dip Arts (Hons), BSc (Hons)

Biographical details and research interests
Jane is currently a research fellow at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, School of Public Health at the University of Sydney and an academic coordinator in the Faculty of Veterinary Science. From 2009 until the end of 2014 she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Macquarie University where she worked on projects regarding the ethics of innovative surgery, and the ethical and epistemological implications of reconceptualizing the use of nonhuman animals in biomedical research. Jane has research interests in applied ethics, interdisciplinary research and philosophical pedagogy; her distinctive expertise involves the philosophical and normative analysis of empirical problems.

Teaching and Supervision
Applied ethics (animal ethics, bioethics, environmental ethics, practical ethics, professional ethics and science and ethics)
Philosophy of law
Philosophy of science
Kant and Hegel

International links
Associate, Centre of Applied Bioethics University of Nottingham

Selected grants
2012-2014 ‘Animals-as-patients: preventing human guinea pigs in innovative surgery’ J Johnson Macquarie University Research Fellowship

2012-2014 ‘On the cutting edge: promoting best practice in surgical innovation’ W Rogers, J Johnson, C Townley, J Sheridan, A Ballanytne, M Lotz, D Meyerson, G Tomossy, T Eyers, G Maddern, C Thomson ARC Linkage Project

2010 ‘Animals as patients – addressing ethical challenges in innovative surgery’ J Johnson Macquarie University ARC support scheme

2009-2011 ‘Clinical and Public Health Ethics’ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with Wendy Rogers, Macquarie University

Selected publications

Book Chapters
Johnson J (2015) ‘Vulnerable cargo: The sacrifice of animal astronauts’, in Jai Galliott (ed.) Commercial Space Exploration: Ethics, Policy and Governance, Ashgate: 259-269.

Johnson J (2011) ‘Hegel on punishment – a more sophisticated retributivism’, in Mark D White (ed.) Retributivism: Essays on Theory, Policy and Practice, New York: Oxford University Press: 146-168.

Johnson J (2010) ‘Teaching ethics to science students: Challenges and a strategy’, in Brian Rappert (ed.) Education and Ethics in the Life Sciences: Strengthening the Prohibition of Biological Weapons, Canberra: ANU Press: 197-213.

Journal Articles
Johnson J, Collins T, Degeling C, Fawcett A, Fisher A, Freire R, Hazel S, Hood, J, Lloyd J, Phillips C, Stafford K, Tzioumis V and McGreevy P, (2015) ‘The First Shared Online Curriculum Resources for Veterinary Undergraduate Learning and Teaching in Animal Welfare and Ethics in Australia and New Zealand’. Animals, 5, 395-406.

Degeling, C, Johnson, J and Mayes, C (2015). ‘Impure politics and pure science: efficacious ebola medications are only a palliation and not a cure for structural disadvantage’. The American Journal of Bioethics, 15(4), 43-45.

Johnson J and Barnard N (2014) ‘Chimpanzees as Vulnerable Subjects in Research’ Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics: 35 (10): 133-141.

Johnson J and Rogers W (2014) ‘Joint issues: Conflicts of interest, the ASR hip and suggestions for managing surgical conflicts of interest’ BMC Medical Ethics. 15:63 DOI: 10.1186/1472-6939-15-63

Johnson J (2013) ‘Vulnerable Subjects? The Case of Nonhuman Animals in Experimentation’, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 10: 497-504.

Degeling C and Johnson J (2013) ‘Evaluating Animal Models – Some Taxonomic Worries’, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 38 (2): 91-106.

Rogers W and Johnson J (2013) ‘Addressing Within-Role Conflicts of Interest in Surgery’, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 10: 219-225.

Johnson J and Rogers W (2012) ‘Innovative surgery: the ethical challenges’, The Journal of Medical Ethics 38: 9-12.

Johnson J, Rogers W and Jeffree L (2012) ‘The Controversy over vertebroplasty – an analysis of the debate and proposals for a way forward’, The Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology 56: 449-451.

Smith CL and Johnson J (2012) ‘The Chicken Challenge – What Contemporary Studies Of Fowl Mean For Science And Ethics’ Between the Species 15, 1: 75-102.

Johnson J and Degeling C (2012) ‘Animals-as-patients: Improving the Practice of Animal Experimentation’ Between the Species 15, 1: 43-58.

Johnson J, Rogers W, Lotz M, Townley C, Meyerson D, and Tomossy G (2010) ‘Ethical challenges of innovative surgery – a response to the IDEAL recommendations’ The Lancet 376: 1113- 1115.

Degeling C and Johnson J (2009) ‘Lost in Translation: Gaps in reasoning on primate stroke’, American Journal of Bioethics 9 (5): 23-25.

Degeling C and Johnson J (2009) ‘Underdetermined Interests: Scientific ‘Goods’ and Animal Welfare’, American Journal of Bioethics 9 (12): 64-66.

Johnson J (2008), ‘Revisiting Kantian Retributivism to Construct a Justification of Punishment’, Criminal Law and Philosophy 2: 291-307.

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