Dr Stephanie Collins - Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry (Faculty of Theology and Philosophy)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

Stephanie Collins is a Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at the Melbourne Campus of the Australian Catholic University.

Her research focuses on social and political philosophy. In particular, she is developing theories for conceptualising our collective responsibility for large-scale structural injustices. She's particularly interested in working out how such responsibility operates within states and for-profit entities. She is happy to supervise research students working in any area of analytic and/or normative moral, social, and/or political philosophy.

Stephanie joined ACU in 2018. Prior to this, she was a Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Manchester. She was at Manchester for five years, and successfully supervised numerous Masters and PhD students there. She received her PhD in moral and political philosophy from the Australian National University in 2013.

Stephanie is the author of two books: "The Core of Care Ethics" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and "Group Duties: Their Existence and Their Implications for Individuals" (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). Her work has been published in many journals, across the disciplines of Philosophy, Political Science, and Business.

More information about her research -- including all of her published work -- can be found at stephaniecollins.xyz.

Stephanie encourages prospective research students -- whatever stage they are at in developing their research idea -- to email her directly at stephanie.collins@acu.edu.au.


Phone :+61399533589 (Melbourne)
Email :stephanie.collins@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Social and Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Law ; Political philosophy ; Ethics ; Applied Ethics ; Business Ethics ; normative ethics ;

Methods Expertise

Conceptual analysis ; Normative argumentation ; Reflective equilibrium ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Filling Collective Duty Gaps, in Journal of Philosophy


Collectives' Obligations and Individuals' Obligations: A Parity Argument, in Canadian Jounral of Philosophy

The Claims and Duties of Socioeconomic Human Rights, in Philosophical Quarterly


The Core of Care Ethics, in Palgrave Macmillan


Collectives' Duties and Collectivization Duties, in Australasian Journal of Philosophy