Undertaking three university degrees simultaneously, leading an orchestra and playing for a number of sporting clubs would leave most people exhausted. But not Robert Gillies. He’s also found the time to devote himself to social enterprises that make a difference to some of our most vulnerable citizens. When he’s not studying for his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, his Masters’ in Public Health or Diploma in Philosophy, Robert can be found helping those experiencing homelessness.
A Co-Founder of Conscious Creative Incorporated, Robert is determined to change negative attitudes towards homelessness through his charity clothing store ‘HoMie’. As Executive-Director of Yarra Swim Co, Robert is reviving the historic ‘Race to Princes Bridge’ and leading the push for a swimmable Yarra River. He’s worked as an HIV researcher and served as a director for charities preventing poverty overseas and in remote Indigenous communities. Enthusiastic and determined, Robert is a role model for young Australians wanting to make the world a better place.
New Book – The Life and Work of Thomas Karsten
The Life and Work of Thomas Karsten Joost Coté, Hugh O’Neill, Pauline K.M. van Roosmalen, … Continue reading New Book – The Life and Work of Thomas Karsten
The future of Artificial Intelligence regulation
Listen to a radio interview broadcast in Melbourne on SYN 90.7FM in which SOPHIS Professor … Continue reading The future of Artificial Intelligence regulation
Monash Bioethics Centre plays key role in development of first international guidelines for public health surveillance ethics
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just released the first comprehensive international guidelines for public health surveillance ethics.* Development … Continue reading Monash Bioethics Centre plays key role in development of first international guidelines for public health surveillance ethics
Unfit for the Future: The Urgent Need for Moral Bioenhancement
Dr Julian Savulescu, one of the world’s leading experts in medical and practical ethics, talks … Continue reading Unfit for the Future: The Urgent Need for Moral Bioenhancement
Monash research positions available
Three Graduate Research positions are now open in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies. Please note applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered.
Finding spirituality through art in the modern world
– Jewish, Christian and Islamic perspectives. 21 Nov 2016. Ori Z Soltes – Professorial Lecturer … Continue reading Finding spirituality through art in the modern world
Social surveys: a history of resistance, scandal & negotiation
For more than a hundred years, social surveys have been a major tool of social … Continue reading Social surveys: a history of resistance, scandal & negotiation
The Idea of Travel: Global Perspectives summer intensive
Examine the history and impact of global travel through a summer intensive unit at Monash … Continue reading The Idea of Travel: Global Perspectives summer intensive
Inaugural SOPHIS Public Lecture: Prof. Jay Winter, ‘The Geometry of Memory’
One of the world’s most eminent historians, Professor Jay Winter, spoke of war, art and … Continue reading Inaugural SOPHIS Public Lecture: Prof. Jay Winter, ‘The Geometry of Memory’
Symposium brings together women philosophers
Monash recently hosted the 16th Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh), the first … Continue reading Symposium brings together women philosophers
Dr Adam Clulow awarded 2016 W.K. Hancock Prize
Many congratulations to Dr Adam Clulow, who was awarded the 2016 W.K. Hancock Prize at the … Continue reading Dr Adam Clulow awarded 2016 W.K. Hancock Prize
Dr Monima Chadha awarded the 2016 Annette Baier Prize
Monash philosopher Dr Monima Chadha has been awarded the 2016 Annette Baier Prize by the Australasian Association of Philosophy. This prize recognises an outstanding contribution by an Australasian woman philosopher.