Doug McConnell

doug mcconnell
October 2017 – present Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
November 2016 – October 2017

Post-doctoral Research Fellow at CAPPE, Charles Sturt University, Canberra

Working on the Australia Research Council Discovery Project, ‘Conscience and conscientious objection in health care’ (DP150102068).

2014 PhD in Philosophy from Macquarie University, Sydney

McConnell, D., Wilkinson D. (2020). Compensation and hazard pay for key workers during an epidemic: an argument from analogy, Journal of Medical Ethics.

McConnell, D. (2020). Balancing the duty to treat with the duty to family in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Journal of Medical Ethics.
McConnell, D. Savulescu, J. (2020). Welfarist psychiatry goes global. In D. Stein and I. Singh (Eds.), Global Mental Health and Neuroscience. New York: Elsevier.

McConnell, D. (2020). The proper place of subjectivity, meaning, and folk-psychology in psychiatry. In W. Davies, J. Savulescu, and R. Roache (Eds.), Psychiatry Reborn: Biopsychosocial psychiatry in modern medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McConnell, D., Card, R. (2019). Public reason in justification of conscientious objection in healthcare, Bioethics, 33, 625-632.
McConnell, D. (2019). Conscientious objection in healthcare: How much discretionary space best supports good medicine? Bioethics, 33, 154-161.
McConnell, D., Snoek, A. (2018). The importance of self-narration in recovery from addiction, Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, 25, E-31-E-44.

Doug's research interests include moral psychology, bioethics, neuroethics, and applied philosophy, particularly in relation to addiction and psychiatry. His PhD was part of the ARC Discovery Project, ‘Addiction, moral identity and moral agency’, and drew on first-hand accounts of addiction to argue that self-narratives have an influence on self-governance.

Course coordinator and lecturer for the Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Mental Health module of the MSt in Practical Ethics.