Professor Michael Selgelid is Director of the Monash Bioethics Centre; Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics at Monash; and Chair of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Bioethics. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash and a Monash-Warwick Honorary Professor in the Department of Politics & International Studies at the University of Warwick (UK).
He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Brocher Foundation in Hermance (Geneva), Switzerland; and he serves on the Ethics Review Board of Médecins Sans Frontières and the General Ethical Issues Sub-committee of the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee (in Melbourne). Michael edits a book series in Public Health Ethics Analysis for Springer and is Co-Editor of Monash Bioethics Review. Among numerous other engagements with the World Health Organisation Michael served as an Advisor to the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding Ebola, and he was Member of the IHR Emergency Committee on Zika Virus and Observed Increase in Neurological Disorders and Neonatal Malformations.In 2015 Michael was commissioned by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to produce a White Paper on ethical issues associated with gain-of-function research. Michael earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University; and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego, under the supervision of Philip Kitcher.