Theology and Philosophy

Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics

The Australian Catholic University Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics is awarded for the investigation of theoretical or practical ethical issues. These must contribute to an integrated body of work represented by a book, monograph or a series of related articles that contribute to the understanding and development of ethical standards. More information is available at the Australian Museum website.

Past Results

 

2011

Winner

Dr Paul Biegler
Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University , VIC
The Ethical Treatment of Depression

Finalists

Dr Paul Biegler
Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University , VIC
The Ethical Treatment of Depression

Dr Joanne Faulkner
University of New South Wales, NSW
The Importance of Being Innocent

Dr Robert Sparrow
Monash University, VIC
New Eugenics

 

2010

Winner

Dr John Forge
Unit for History and Philosophy of Science, Sydney University, NSW
The Responsible Scientist

Finalists

Dr John Forge
Unit for History and Philosophy of Science, Sydney University, NSW
The Responsible Scientist

Dr Deborah Zion, Monash University; Professor Linda Briskman, Curtin University of Technology; and Associate Professor Bebe Loff, Monash University
Caring for Asylum Seekers in Australia: Bioethics and Human Rights

Associate Professor Stan van Hooft
Deakin University, VIC
Cosmopolitanism: A Philosophy for Global Ethics

2009

Winner

Associate Professor Neil Levy
Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, VIC
Neuroethics

2008

Winner

Professor Garrett Cullity
The University of Adelaide, SA
The Moral Demands of Affluence

Finalists

Associate Professor Neil Levy
Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, VIC
Neuroethics

Dr John Tasioulas
University of Oxford / CAPPE Australian National University, ACT
Punishment, Repentance and the Liberal State

2007

Winner

Associate Professor Catriona Mackenzie
Macquarie University, NSW
Relational Autonomy and Moral Imagination

Finalists

Rev Dr Norman Ford SDB
Caroline Chisholm Centre for Health Ethics, Victoria
The Prenatal Person.  Ethics from Conception to Birth

Dr Andrew Schaap
Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne
Political Reconciliation

2006

Winner

Associate Professor Janna Thomson
ARC Special Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics Univeristy of Melbourne
Are we responsible for the sins of our parents? Should we say "sorry" for past treatment of indigenous people?

Finalists

Emeritus Professor Miles Little
Centre for Values, Ethics & the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney
For sustained research into the mixed experience of surviving cancer

Dr Andrew Schaap
Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne
For the book 'Political Reconciliation'

2005

Winner

Associate Professor James Franklin
School of Mathematics, UNSW, NSW
For research that defends an objectivist ethic based on the worth of persons, at both pure and applied levels.

Finalists

Dr Merle Spriggs
Ethics Unit, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
For research that examines the concept of autonomy in a comprehensive, detailed way and tests its applicability for the medical setting.

Dr Craig Taylor
Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, ANU, ACT
Research into human sympathy.

 

2004

Winner

Dr Justin Oakley
Monash University
Dr Steve Clarke
Australian National University and Charles Stuart University
For research that shows how ethical considerations such as respect for autonomy, informed consent, and professional accountability, establish that comparative information on the clinical performance of individual surgeons should be made available to patients.

Finalists

Dr Merle Spriggs
Ethics Unit, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
For research that identifies, illustrates and examines complex issues in human subject research and offers a strategy for appreciating, in a vivid way, the implications of research participation.

Dr Annette Braunack-Mayer
University of Adelaide, SA
Associate Professor Wendy Rogers
Medical Ethics and Health Law, Department of Medical Education, Flinders University
For research designed to help general practitioners achieve high ethical standards that contribute to good health care.

2003

Winner

Craig Fry
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, VIC
For an innovative research program that explores key applied and theoretical questions for ethics in public health in Australia.

Finalists

Dr Neil Levy
ARC Special Research Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, VIC
For research on moral pluralism and relativism.

Dr Damian Cox
Department of Philosophy, University of Queensland, Qld
Dr Marguerite La Caze
Department of Philosophy, University of Queensland, Qld
Professor Michael Levine
Department of Philosophy, University of Western Australia
For an original, comprehensive and accessible examination of the idea of integrity, and of the centrality of integrity to the ethical life.

 

2002

Winner

Dr Jeremy Moss
Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne
For research analysing central ethical concepts such as personal responsibility, fairness and mutuality contained in the Australian Government's ‘Mutual Obligation Scheme’.

Finalists

Craig Fry
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, VIC
For the development of a research and advocacy program designed to encourage social change around the profile of ethics in public health in Australia.

Barry Maley
The Centre for Independent Studies, NSW
For research published in the book Family and Marriage in Australia on the course of sexual morality, marriage and family life in Australia over the last 40 years.