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Degeling, Chris Dr

Senior Fellow

  • Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence & Values (ACHEEV), School of Health and Society - Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am a health social scientist and philosopher who is interested in the social and political dimensions of disease prevention. I conduct value-based social research to explore health policy problems and inform policy processes. Research interests include: human-animal health interactions; the politics and ethics of infectious disease control; and, the influence of technologies and systems on medical reasoning and public health decision making.

    Empirically, my work explores the values and interests of those with a stake in these areas of science and practice. Methodologically, I have developed extensive expertise in deliberative methods, Delphi techniques, qualitative research and applied ethics.


Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Other Research Activities


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Exploring perceptions as to the role and value of environmental health workers (EHWs) in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities - Stipend available
  • The social and cultural dimensions of antimicrobial stewardship at the point of care - Stipend available

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Psychosocial Factors that affect Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance in Aged-Care Singh, Saniya
    Doctor of Philosophy Front-line Responders and Animal Owners During Civil Emergencies: Assigning Responsibility and Accommodating Vulnerability in Managing Animals in Natural Disasters. Travers, Cheryl
    Doctor of Philosophy A critical analysis of transvaginal mesh procedures in Australia Motamedi, Mina

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney, School of History and Philosophy in Science 2005 - 2009
  • Graduate Diploma of Social Science in Science and Technology Studies, University of Sydney, Faculty of Science 2004 - 2005
  • B.V.S., University of Sydney, The Faculty of Veterinary Science 1989 - 1993
  • University of Calgary, Department of Community Health Sciences, Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Promotion at the Human Animal Interface 2010 - 2012

Teaching Overview


  • Although my current role is research intensive, I have extensive experience in university teaching and learning including course development, course coordination and lecturing (both as principal and guest lecturer).  Courses taught while I was working at the University of Sydney include: 

    PUBH 5423 Ecology, Public Health and the Environment: Course Co-ordinator/ Lecturer. Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney. An elective course for Masters of Public Health students

    HPSC 3024 Science & Ethics
    :  Course Co-ordinator/ Lecturer. The University of Sydney. A final year course of Undergraduate science students

    HSPC 3022 Science and Society: Course Co-ordinator/ Lecturer. Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney. A core Sociology of Science subject for final year students majoring in History and Philosophy of Science in the Bachelor of Science Degree.

    HPSC 1000/ 1900 Bioethics:
    Course Co-ordinator/ Lecturer. Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney. A foundational lecture-based course (350+ students) in Bioethics for Undergraduates.

    In 2014 I was a key member of the team awarded funding by the Australian Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) in 2014 to develop nationally shared resources for undergraduate learning in animal welfare and ethics. http://onewelfare.cve.edu.au/

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am a health social scientist and philosopher who is interested in the social and political dimensions of disease prevention. I conduct value-based social research to explore health policy problems and inform policy processes. Research interests include: human-animal health interactions; the politics and ethics of infectious disease control; and, the influence of technologies and systems on medical reasoning and public health decision making.

    Empirically, my work explores the values and interests of those with a stake in these areas of science and practice. Methodologically, I have developed extensive expertise in deliberative methods, Delphi techniques, qualitative research and applied ethics.


Selected Publications


Investigator On


Other Research Activities


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Exploring perceptions as to the role and value of environmental health workers (EHWs) in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities - Stipend available
  • The social and cultural dimensions of antimicrobial stewardship at the point of care - Stipend available

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Psychosocial Factors that affect Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance in Aged-Care Singh, Saniya
    Doctor of Philosophy Front-line Responders and Animal Owners During Civil Emergencies: Assigning Responsibility and Accommodating Vulnerability in Managing Animals in Natural Disasters. Travers, Cheryl
    Doctor of Philosophy A critical analysis of transvaginal mesh procedures in Australia Motamedi, Mina

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney, School of History and Philosophy in Science 2005 - 2009
  • Graduate Diploma of Social Science in Science and Technology Studies, University of Sydney, Faculty of Science 2004 - 2005
  • B.V.S., University of Sydney, The Faculty of Veterinary Science 1989 - 1993
  • University of Calgary, Department of Community Health Sciences, Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Promotion at the Human Animal Interface 2010 - 2012

Teaching Overview


  • Although my current role is research intensive, I have extensive experience in university teaching and learning including course development, course coordination and lecturing (both as principal and guest lecturer).  Courses taught while I was working at the University of Sydney include: 

    PUBH 5423 Ecology, Public Health and the Environment: Course Co-ordinator/ Lecturer. Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney. An elective course for Masters of Public Health students

    HPSC 3024 Science & Ethics
    :  Course Co-ordinator/ Lecturer. The University of Sydney. A final year course of Undergraduate science students

    HSPC 3022 Science and Society: Course Co-ordinator/ Lecturer. Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney. A core Sociology of Science subject for final year students majoring in History and Philosophy of Science in the Bachelor of Science Degree.

    HPSC 1000/ 1900 Bioethics:
    Course Co-ordinator/ Lecturer. Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney. A foundational lecture-based course (350+ students) in Bioethics for Undergraduates.

    In 2014 I was a key member of the team awarded funding by the Australian Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) in 2014 to develop nationally shared resources for undergraduate learning in animal welfare and ethics. http://onewelfare.cve.edu.au/
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