About Pat McConville

Pat McConville is a philosopher and bioethicist based in nipaluna Hobart, in lutruwita Tasmania. He is currently Lecturer in the School of Medicine, Deakin University, Australia.

He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Tasmania, before beginning Master of Bioethics and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at Monash University, Australia. He completed his doctoral studies with a dissertation entitled Phenomenology and Artificial Hearts, and has published in the fields of phenomenology, bioethics, and aesthetics.

Outside academia, he has worked as a ministerial and parliamentary advisor, Divisional Secretary of the higher education labour union, the National Tertiary Education Union, and curator of a university’s public education programmes. He has no formal expertise in art but finds the connection between his own and others’ work and art to be fascinating.

He is a committed father, partner, and unionist.

Pat McConville is a philosopher and bioethicist based in nipaluna Hobart, in lutruwita Tasmania. He is currently Lecturer in the School of Medicine, Deakin University, Australia.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Pat:

Dancing Parkinson's and Queering Science with John Noel Viaña

May 14, 2024

Dancing Parkinson's and Queering Science

John Noel Viaña
Hosted by Pat McConville

In this episode Pat speaks with Dr John Noel Viaña. Dr John Noel Viaña’s work is focused on the social and ethical aspects of neuroscience and biotec…

Enactivism, Embodiment, and the Gorier Stuff with Marilyn Stendera

April 7, 2024

Enactivism, Embodiment, and the Gorier Stuff

Marilyn Stendera
Hosted by Pat McConville

In this episode Pat speaks with Dr Marilyn Stendera, co-author (with Emily Hughes) of Heidegger’s Alternative History of Time (Routledge, 2024). Dr S…

Caste, Music, and Microinequities with Supriya Subramani

March 23, 2024

Caste, Music, and Microinequities

Supriya Subramani
Hosted by Pat McConville

In this episode, Pat speaks with Dr Supriya Subramani. Dr Subramani's interest in morality and ethics has led her to explore morality, behaviour, and…