Bioethicist Philosopher Feminist
I am a bioethicist and philosopher of medicine, working as a Senior Lecturer in Health Ethics and Professionalism at Deakin University, Australia. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Novel Tech Ethics, Dalhousie University. I then served as Lecturer in Bioethics at the Australian National University, winning three teaching awards. My primary research interests are in reproductive technology (particularly ethical issues related to non-medical sex selection) and neuroethics (particularly ethical and philosophical issues related to diagnoses of mental illness).
Drawing on research interviews with women who have experienced depression, this psychological study elucidates experiences of depression and the meanings attached to it. In so doing, Browne challenges current understandings of depression as a chronic and endogenous illness and stresses the importance of the perception of authenticity among depression sufferers.