Joshua Hatherley

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Dr Joshua Hatherly completed his PhD in September 2023 at Monash University.

Thesis Title
Ethical challenges in the implementation and use of machine learning technologies for medicine and healthcare

Research Description
Joshua Hatherley is a postdoctoral research fellow at Aarhus University in the Department of Philosophy and the History of Ideas. His research aims to evaluate the ethical implications of new and emerging technologies, particularly with respect to their impact on human relationships and decision-making practices.

He completed his PhD thesis at Monash University, Australia, in which he argued that medical applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems threaten to degrade the quality of therapeutic relationships between clinicians and patients. In addition, Joshua has broader research interests in bioethics, having previously published research on the ethics of medical assistance in dying for psychiatric patients. Previously, Joshua worked as an associate investigator on “The uses and abuses of black box AI in emergency medicine” funded by Facebook Research. His research has appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, the Journal of Medical Ethics, and Nature Machine Intelligence. His work has also been translated and published in Turkish.

Prof Robert Sparrow, Monash University
Prof Justin Oakley, Monash University