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Nin (Georgiana) Kirkham

Dr Nin (Georgiana) Kirkham

Discipline Chair
Philosophy

Contact details
Address
Philosophy
The University of Western Australia (M204)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3966
Fax
+61 8 6488 1069
Email
nin.kirkham@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room 1.36, Arts Building, Perth campus

President
UWA Academic Staff Association (UWAASA)

Contact details
Address
UWA Academic Staff Association (UWAASA)
The University of Western Australia (M204)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3966
Fax
+61 8 6488 1069
Email
nin.kirkham@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room 1.36, Arts Building, Perth campus
Qualifications
BA PhD W.Aust.
Biography
Nin Kirkham completed her PhD in Philosophy in 2008 and has been working at UWA since that time. Her PhD research focused on Environmental Virtue Ethics and in particular the concepts of nature and naturalness as they are employed in debates in Environmental Ethics, Bioethics and Technology. She currently teaches in the areas of Critical Thinking, Continental Philosophy, and Ethics. Nin also has extensive experience teaching Professional Ethics and Critical Thinking into disciplines outside Philosophy, including Engineering, Business and Science. Her other job is the care of her two children.
Key research
Normative and applied ethics
Virtue Ethics
Environmental ethics
Bioethics
Ethics of Technology
Heideggerian phenomenology
Publications
"Recognising Our Place in the World", Environmental Ethics, 2016

"Voicing Possibilities: A Performative Approach to the Theory and Practice of Ethics in a Globalised World," Handbook of Research on Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibilities (co-authored with Mark Edwards, Mary Gentile, Stacie Chappell and David Webb)

“Situating ‘Giving Voice to Values’: A Metatheoretical Evaluation of a New Approach to Business Ethics” Journal of Business Ethics, 121[3] (2014): 477– 95 (co-authored with Mark G Edwards)

“Transcending our Biology: A Virtue Ethics Interpretation of the Appeal to Nature in Technological and Environmental Ethics” Zygon, 2013

“The Virtues of Motherhood” Motherhood and Philosophy, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010

“Is Biotechnology the New Alchemy?” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 40 (2009): 70–8

“‘Playing God’ and ‘Vexing Nature’: A Cultural Perspective” Environmental Values 15 (2006): 173–95
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Deputy Head (Community and Engagement), School of Humanities
Chair, Philosophy
President, UWA Academic Staff Association
Committee Member, NTEU UWA Branch
Funding received
UWA Summer School Development Grant 2017, 6050AUD
UWA Teaching and Learning Development Grant 2012 – Investigation into Peer Learning
UWA Teaching and Learning Development Grant 2010, 3000AUD
UWA Research Development Award 2010, 7343AUD
Memberships
Australasian Association of Philosophy
Honours and awards
•UWA Excellence in Teaching Award Nomination, 2014, 2010, 2009 2008, 2006
•Ian Langham Prize for the Best Postgraduate Paper, June/July 2007
AAHPSS (Australasian Association for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science) Conference.
•Murdoch University Philosophy Colloquium Prize for the Best Student Paper, 2006
•Australian Postgraduate Award, 2003
•Julius Kovesi Memorial Prize, 2002
•SA Grave Prize, 2001

Teaching
Nin's teaching interests are broad ranging from Ethics to Philosophy of Mind, Continental Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking. She has taught Business Ethics and Professional Ethics in various parts of the University and continues to be involved in teaching outside the Discipline of Philosophy, currently being involved in the cross-disciplinary broadening unit SCIE2100: Social Responsibility in Action.
Current projects
Nin is currently working on environmental virtue ethics, in particular the virtue of humility.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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