Associate Professor Andrew Crowden

Assoc Professor in Philosophy

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Andrew Crowden is Associate Professor in Philosophy at UQ’s School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. He has Ph.D. and Master of Bioethics degrees from the Bioethics Centre at Monash University and is Chairperson of the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) HREC and research ethics stream leader for the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL). He has formerly been Chairperson of Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS) HREC, Chair of Mater Health Services HREC in Brisbane, a member of NHMRC’s HoMER Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ Research Group, member NHMRC’s Harmonisation of Multi-Centre Ethical Review (HoMER) Monitoring Subgroup, Deputy Chair of the Victorian Government Ministerial Consultative Council for Human Research Ethics, Chairperson of Austin Health HREC in Melbourne, Bioethicist on Northeast Health HREC, the appointed Ethicist on the South Australian Government Human Research subcommittee, Chair of the Rural Health Human Ethics Advisory Group at the University of Melbourne, and the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Dean’s nominee to Deakin University HREC. Andrew is an active researcher and is currently a Chief Investigator for several funded research projects including UQ’s interdisciplinary Genomics in Society: Policy and Ethics project, a co-Principle Investigator on a Genetic determinism projectin collaboration with QIMR Berghofer and is an Investigator on The ELSI policy challenges associated with the delivery of genomics in association with the Queensland Genomic Health Alliance (QGHA).

Research Interests

  • Practical Ethics, Bioethics


  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Monash University
  • Master of Bioethics, Monash University


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Crowden, Andrew, Guyatt, Gordon, Stepanov, Nikola and Vohra, Sunita (2015). Research ethics and N-of-1 trials. In Jane Nikles and Geoffrey Mitchell (Ed.), The essential guide to N-of-1 trials in health (pp. 125-133) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-7200-6_11

  • Crowden, Andrew (2013). Ethics and Indigenous health care: cultural competencies, protocols and integrity. In Ron Hampton and Maree Toombs (Ed.), Indigenous Australians and health: the wombat in the room (pp. 114-129) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Oxford University Press.

  • Dury, Angela, Malcolm, Helen, Critchley, Jennifer and Crowden, Andrew (2008). Supporting rural health professionals and their families. In Siaw-Teng Liaw and Sue Kilpatrick (Ed.), A textbook of Australian rural health (pp. 129-137) Canberra, ACT, Australia: Australian Rural Health Education Network.

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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