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Aquino, Yves Saint James Dr.

Research Fellow

  • Research Fellow - Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values, University of Wollongong 2020 -

Overview


I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values at the University in Wollongong. I work under the project “The algorithm will see you now: ethical, legal and social implications of adopting machine learning systems for diagnosis and screening”, a project led by Prof Stacy Carter and funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2020 Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19: critiquing the impact of disease public profile on policy and clinical decision-making
    Published in   Journal of Medical Ethics
    2020 Ethical rationing: Hydroxychloroquine, COVID-19 and the inequality of diseases
    Published in   Journal of Medical Ethics

Research Overview


  • Main project: I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values at the University in Wollongong. I work under the project “The algorithm will see you now: ethical, legal and social implications of adopting machine learning systems for diagnosis and screening”, a project led by Prof Stacy Carter and funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.

    Project: COVID-19 Ethics
    This project focuses on bioethical issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. I have co-authored an article arguing about the concept of disease inequality highlighted by the pandemic. One article is in development investigates the ethical considerations in publicly available guidelines for the allocation of scarce intensive care resources. The latter is supported by the Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values; Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare; and Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics.

    Project: Ethics of cosmetic surgery
    The project is borne out of my doctoral thesis (Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University) that investigated the ethical and conceptual considerations in cosmetic surgery's practice of pathologising ugliness. I have published several articles on this topic.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Biomedical ethics
    • Ethics of medicalisation
    • Philosophy of medicine
    • Philosophy and ethics of technology

    Current students:

    Emma Frost, PhD student: Engaging the public in ethical debates about diagnostic and screening AI for cardiovascular diseases

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy More Heart: Engaging publics in decision-making about machine learning applications in cardiovascular disease screening Frost, Emma

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy of Medicine, Bioethics, Macquarie University, Department of Philosophy, Thesis title: Pathologising Ugliness: An Ethical Critique of the Conflation of Health and Beauty in Cosmetic Surgery 2016 - 2019
  • Macquarie University, Department of Philosophy, Thesis title: “Big eye surgery”: Understanding the ethical implications of medicalising Asian features in cosmetic surgery 2015 - 2016
  • M.Sc. in Bioethics, KU Leuven, Faculty of Medicine, Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics Thesis: Borrowed beauty? Understanding identity in Asian facial cosmetic surgery 2013 - 2014
  • M.D., University of the Philippines, College of Medicine 2004 - 2009

Full Name


  • Yves Saint James Aquino

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2020 Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19: critiquing the impact of disease public profile on policy and clinical decision-making
    Published in   Journal of Medical Ethics
    2020 Ethical rationing: Hydroxychloroquine, COVID-19 and the inequality of diseases
    Published in   Journal of Medical Ethics

Research Overview


  • Main project: I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values at the University in Wollongong. I work under the project “The algorithm will see you now: ethical, legal and social implications of adopting machine learning systems for diagnosis and screening”, a project led by Prof Stacy Carter and funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.

    Project: COVID-19 Ethics
    This project focuses on bioethical issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. I have co-authored an article arguing about the concept of disease inequality highlighted by the pandemic. One article is in development investigates the ethical considerations in publicly available guidelines for the allocation of scarce intensive care resources. The latter is supported by the Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values; Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare; and Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics.

    Project: Ethics of cosmetic surgery
    The project is borne out of my doctoral thesis (Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University) that investigated the ethical and conceptual considerations in cosmetic surgery's practice of pathologising ugliness. I have published several articles on this topic.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Biomedical ethics
    • Ethics of medicalisation
    • Philosophy of medicine
    • Philosophy and ethics of technology

    Current students:

    Emma Frost, PhD student: Engaging the public in ethical debates about diagnostic and screening AI for cardiovascular diseases

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy More Heart: Engaging publics in decision-making about machine learning applications in cardiovascular disease screening Frost, Emma

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy of Medicine, Bioethics, Macquarie University, Department of Philosophy, Thesis title: Pathologising Ugliness: An Ethical Critique of the Conflation of Health and Beauty in Cosmetic Surgery 2016 - 2019
  • Macquarie University, Department of Philosophy, Thesis title: “Big eye surgery”: Understanding the ethical implications of medicalising Asian features in cosmetic surgery 2015 - 2016
  • M.Sc. in Bioethics, KU Leuven, Faculty of Medicine, Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics Thesis: Borrowed beauty? Understanding identity in Asian facial cosmetic surgery 2013 - 2014
  • M.D., University of the Philippines, College of Medicine 2004 - 2009

Full Name


  • Yves Saint James Aquino