We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ryan Tonkens to a 3 year position as Lecturer, starting 1 July 2013. Ryan’s current research interests lie mostly at the intersection of applied ethics and advances in technology, especially biotechnology (e.g. the ethics of human prenatal genetic alteration), assisted reproductive technologies (e.g. the ethics of embryo abandonment), and artificial intelligence (e.g. the ethics of robotic warfare). Ryan is also currently developing a virtue-ethical theory of procreative ethics and the ethics of parenthood. He completed his PhD in Philosophy at York University (Toronto) in 2012, and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Novel Tech Ethics in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University (in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) before coming to Monash.