Professor Paul Komesaroff is a practising physician and Professor of Medicine at Monash University and Executive Director of the international NGO Global Reconciliation.
He has a PhD in philosophy and aninternational reputation in health care ethics, and has made a major impact on the field of clinical ethics in Australia.
Professor Komesaroff has developed expertise in both qualitative and quantitative investigations of the social and cultural dimensions of health and health care, which has led to numerous peer reviewed articles, and extensive national and international collaboration.
His work is interdisciplinary: spanning clinical medicine, biomedical research, social research, philosophy and ethical theory, clinical ethics and policy development with respect to ethics and clinical practice.
As a physician, his field of specialty is endocrinology.
He is Director of the international ethics centre, the Centre for Ethics in Medicine and Society and is a member and convener of numerous scientific and research committees.
In these practical settings he has been extensively involved in the education of medical students, medical practitioners, nurses and other health professionals and has contributed to the development of policy and practice guidelines in a wide range of areas.