Carina Fourie (she/her/hers)

Associate Professor, Benjamin Rabinowitz Chair in Medical Ethics
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389 Savery Hall
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WIN 2023: Mon 1.30-2.30pm on Zoom; Thu 3-4pm in SAV 389 (NOT 1/25 or 2/2)


PhD in Philosophy, University College London: 2007

I am the Benjamin Rabinowitz Chair in Medical Ethics and a member of the Program on Ethics at the Philosophy Department, University of Washington (UW). I am also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, UW.

I work in applied ethics, especially the ethics of medicine, healthcare, and public and population health, and in feminist ethics. I am currently writing a monograph on relational equality as the ethical foundation of health equity. My two most recent publications are open access. The first, in feminist bioethics, is about conceptions of justice in bioethics and how they are frequently not amenable to feminism (click here for access). The second is about the harm of injustice for everyone in society including the privileged (click here for access)

I have also published on the moral distress of nurses (e.g. in BioethicsAMA Journal of Ethics); inequalities in global health partnerships (Medicine Anthropology Theory); inequity, emotions and health; sufficientarianism and two-tier healthcare systems; and relational equality (also known as social equality), among other topics. 

After completing my PhD at University College London, I conducted research on occupational health and its policy for UK industry and government. Before joining UW, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Ethics Center, University of Zurich. My BA and MA degrees are from the University of Johannesburg. 

For a list of my publications, see my ORCID record (ID: 0000-0001-7605-1494).


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