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Dr Stewart Braun, National Head of School (Philosophy)

MAR, M.Litt., Ph.D.

Dr. Stewart Braun is National Head of School for Philosophy. Prior to arriving at ACU in 2013, he obtained his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Virginia and his MAR in Philosophical Theology from Yale University. He specializes in social and political philosophy along with normative ethics. In those areas, he focuses most fundamentally on distributive and productive justice, as well as the nature of virtue and its role in social organization. He is currently in the early stages of a book manuscript exploring the normative implications of workplace democracy.

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Academic staff

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Brisbane Campus

Name and position Area of expertise

Dr Stewart Braun
National Head of School, Philosophy

Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Moral Philosophy

Associate Professor Richard Colledge
Associate Dean of Theology and Philosophy (Learning and Teaching)

Philosophy of Religion, Phenomenology, Metaphysics

Melbourne Campus

Name and position Area of expertise

Dr Caleb Perl
Lecturer, Philosophy

Philosophy Ethics, Philosophy of Language
Dr Margot Strohminger
Lecturer, Philosophy
Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind 
Dr Nick Trakakis
Senior Lecturer, Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics
Associate Professor Matt Sharpe
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy as a Way of Life, History of Philosophy, Francis Bacon, Enlightenment Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Psychoanalytic and Critical Theory

Strathfield Campus

Name and position Area of expertise

Dr Jamie Parr
Lecturer, Philosophy

Post-Kantian, Philosophy of Religion

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