Nin Kirkham

Nin Kirkham

Associate Professor, BA PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway, G19, Arts Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

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.

Roles and responsibilities

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

Funding overview

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

Current projects

Nin is currently working on environmental virtue ethics, in particular the virtue of humility.

Teaching overview

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.

Research

Normative and applied ethics
Virtue Ethics
Environmental ethics
Bioethics
Ethics of Technology
Heideggerian phenomenology

Research expertise keywords

  • Applied Ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ethics Education
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Continental philosophy
  • Environmental philosophy
  • Virtue ethics
  • History and philosophy of science
  • Social ethics
  • Business ethics and pedagogy

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