Ann M Heesters, BEd, BA, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor

SGS Status: Associate (Restricted) Member
Primary Graduate Appointment: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Program: Master of Health Science in Bioethics
Primary Teaching Responsibilities: CHL3052H – Practical Bioethics (Capstone Course)

Research Interests

Professionalization of Bioethics, Conflict of Interest, Research Ethics, Rehabilitation Ethics, Ethics of Intimacy and Sexuality

Current Research Projects:
Education & Training History
  • University of Toronto/UHN - Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Ontario
    Executive Leadership Development Program
  • McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
    Ph.D. in Philosophy.
    Dissertation: How Legal Theory Might Save the Life of Bioethics. Offers an account of theoretical disagreement in Bioethics that makes room for competing conceptions of “The Good” and introduces Dworkinian “Integrity” as an interpretive strategy for advancing the discipline.
  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    M.A. in Philosophy
    Thesis: Pornographic Preferences and Moral Independence: A Defence of Dworkinian Equality. Defends American legal theorist Ronald Dworkin against the charges of inconsistency levelled by his critics. Examines Canadian and American jurisprudence pertaining to freedom of expression.
  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    B.A. (First Class Honours) in Philosophy
  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    B.Ed. in Secondary School English