Dr Ainsley Newson is associate professor of Bioethics at the University of Sydney. She has worked in this area for over 20 years, with most of that time dedicated to research into the ethical aspects of genetics, human reproduction and emerging biotechnologies. She has published widely on these topics, in both academic journals and the media.
She’s also received research funding from bodies such as the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council and the European Commission. Ainsley sits on a range of policy committees and groups including the Education, Ethics and Social Issues Committee of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia, the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Biotechnologies and the NSW Clinical Ethics Advisory Panel. Ainsley is passionate about genetics and its implications for society.