Susan Dodds

Professor Susan Dodds

  • Post-Nominals:
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2021
  • Section: Philosophy and History of Ideas


Susan Dodds is Professor of Philosophy and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Industry Engagement at La Trobe University. Her expertise is in the areas of ethics, social and political philosophy, feminist philosophy and bioethics.

Professor Dodds joined the Australian Research Advisory Committee in July 2022.

Dodds was an undergraduate at the University of Toronto (B.A., 1984), moving to Australia for postgraduate study, (Ph.D. from La Trobe University, 1993). Before taking up her role at La Trobe, she was a member of the philosophy program and the Head of the School of English Literatures, Philosophy and Languages at the University of Wollongong, Dean of Arts at the University of Tasmania, and Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW.

She was a Chief Investigator on the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES 2006-2021) and has held three ARC Discovery Project grants and an ARC Linkage Project grant. Her publications include three co-edited collections Linking Visions: Feminist Bioethics, Human Rights and the Developing World (co-edited with Rosemarie Tong and Anne Donchin); Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy (co-edited with Catriona Mackenzie and Wendy Rogers); and Big Picture Bioethics: Developing Democratic Policy in Contested Domains (co-edited with Rachel A. Ankeny).


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