Encourages and contributes discussion of ethical questions
As a philosopher with a focus on the field of applied ethics, Dr Simon Longstaff encourages active discussions of ethical questions, not only with his academics but at his presentations.
In 1991, Dr Simon was appointed as Executive Director of St James Ethics Centre, where he acts as a catalyst and enabler for society to think, debate and act in good conscience, particularly in the face of ambiguity.
Dr Simon’s education includes holding a PhD in Philosophy, with his doctoral research focused on questions in the areas of political philosophy, ethics and the philosophy of education.
Previously, Dr Simon has worked in the Northern Territory in the Safety Department of BHP subsidiary, GEMCO, lectured at Cambridge University and consulted to the Cambridge Commonwealth and Overseas Trusts.
In 1997, Simon released his book ‘Hard Cases, Tough Choices’. He has also authored several articles for a range of publications.