Rev. Emeritus Prof. Norman Ford SDB
STL (PSU, Turin) PhD (PSU, Rome)

Senior Fellow
Emeritus Professor
Department of Philosophy
Department of Moral Theology and Canon Law


Rev. Emeritus Prof. Norman Ford SDB is a Salesian of Don Bosco (SDB), and a member of the Salesian Community in Brunswick. He is a Senior Fellow of Catholic Theological College and is a member of the Department of Moral Theology and Canon Law. He lectured in post-graduate bioethics, ethical theory and practical issues. He continues to be part of the academic staff in the areas of research and supervision. He chaired Cabrini Hospital's Ethics Committee from 1989 and continues as a consultant.

He holds the degrees of Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Salesian University (Turin), and Doctor of Philosophy from the Pontifical Salesian University (Rome). He was Foundation Director of the Caroline Chisholm Centre for Health Ethics (1995-2007), and Master of Catholic Theological College (1986-91).

His current academic interests are: Healthcare Ethics, e.g. Post-Coma Unresponsiveness, Dr Eric Cassell's views, sick persons' coping with suffering and pain. 

He has published extensively in bioethics. e.g. The Prenatal Person: Ethics from Conception to Birth (2002), Christian Conscience  (2009), Ethical Dilemmas in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (2011), Moral significance of human reproduction, embryos and fetus, Ethics of therapeutic use of induced pluripotent stem cells, Duty of care of human life and health within reasonable limits. In 2015 Cambridge University Press published a book with a shared chapter entitled, "When does human life begin? A theological, philosophical and scientific analysis."
 
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