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.
Deputy Head (Community and Engagement), School of Humanities
Discipline Chair, Philosophy
Elected Academic Member, UWA Senate
President, UWA Academic Staff Association
Vice President (Academic), NTEU UWA Branch
Nin is currently working on environmental virtue ethics, in particular the virtue of humility.
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.