by Tamara Kayali Browne / July 29, 2020 / No comments


My teaching philosophy is inspired by the great teachers I had, such as the late Prof Peter Lipton (Cambridge). From lecturers like Lipton, I learned that it is essential to be crystal clear at all times; to use evidence, anecdotes and examples to which students can easily relate; and that learning is most effective when it is fun. I encourage student engagement through various techniques: developing interactive methods to illustrate concepts, using props or creative ways of initiating debate, instructing them to work in groups on a particular case study, and simply asking students to volunteer their own answers to a question in order for them to think about the issue themselves before revealing what scholars have stated thus far. I give students tools, knowledge, and opportunities to question whatever is before them. Through memorable, humorous and creative interactivity, I enact my belief that critical thinking and analysis should be part of every aspect of teaching.

Professional Recognition

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching Awards

2016 Australian Award for University Teaching – Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

2016 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Education – Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Early Career), ANU

2015 Colleges of Science Award – Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Early Career), ANU

Undergraduate Teaching

I currently teach Applied Ethics; and Ethics, Law and Professionalism in the School of Medicine at Deakin University.

Higher Degree Research Supervision

I welcome Masters and PhD students in the following areas:

  • Bioethics
  • Ethics and philosophy of gender