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Dr Stewart Braun, National Head of School (Philosophy)

MAR, M.Litt., Ph.D.

Dr. S. 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

Dr 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 Celeb 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

Strathfield Campus

Name and position Area of expertise

Dr Jamie Parr
Lecturer, Philosophy

Post-Kantian, Philosophy of Religion

Dr John Quilter
Lecturer, Philosophy

Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Epistemology, Metaphysics

Plunkett Centre for Ethics, Darlinghurst

Name and position Area of expertise

Associate Professor Bernadette Tobin
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Director, Plunkett Centre for Ethics

Moral Philosophy
Dr Steve Matthews
Senior Lecturer, Philosophy
Senior Research Fellow, Plunkett Centre for Ethics
Moral Philosophy, Applied Ethics 

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