Stephen Coleman

Associate Professor of International and Political Studies
Associate Professor

Dr. Stephen Coleman is Associate Professor of Ethics and Leadership in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra, Program Director (Military Ethics) with the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict And Society, a Professorial Fellow with the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt Univerity, and an Associate Professorial Fellow with the Australian Defence Force Centre for Defence Leadership and Ethics. He has previously held appointments in ethics at ANU, Charles Sturt University and Monash University.

He is the author of two books (Military Ethics: An Introduction with Case Studies, published by Oxford University Press in 2013 and The Ethics of Artificial Uteruses: Implications for Reproduction and Abortion, published by Ashgate in 2004) and over twenty papers in academic journals and edited collections on a diverse range of topics in applied ethics, including military ethics, police ethics, medical ethics, and the practical applications of human rights. In addition to these published papers he has presented at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States as well as spending an academic year as the Resident Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy.

He has worked on research projects for both Foods Standards Australia and the Victorian Police, and as a special consultant on a recent project to provide the ADF with a framework to deal with issues in military health ethics. He has provided advice on Codes of Conduct to the Police Forces of New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, and on policies to ensure the ethical conduct of research involving humans for the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, and serves as an expert member on the Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee.

At UNSW Canberra he teaches courses in military ethics and practical ethics at both undergraduate and post-graduate level.

He can also make balloon and origami animals, juggle, breathe fire and ride a unicycle, though not all at the same time.

Conference Papers
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Coleman N; Coleman S, 2018, 'Terrorism and space security', in Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
2018
Coleman SM, 2005, 'When Conflicts of Interest are an Unavoidable Problem', in 12th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for professional and Applied Ethics, School of Management, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Sth Aust, presented at 12th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for professional and Applied Ethics, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 28 September 2005 - 30 September 2005
2005
Coleman SM, 2004, 'Law, Email, and the Right to Privacy', in Papers from the 11th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics, 11th Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Professional and Applied Ethics, Richmond, NSW, presented at 11th Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Professional and Applied Ethics, Richmond, NSW, 29 September 2004 - 01 October 2004
2004
Coleman SM, 2004, 'The Internet and Privacy: When Can Universal Human Rights Be Violated?', in Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress of the International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics, 3rd World Congress of the International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics, The University of Melbourne, Australia, presented at 3rd World Congress of the International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 14 July 2004 - 17 July 2004
2004
Journal articles
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Coleman SM; Coleman NL, 2017, 'Methods of Tick Removal: A Systematic Review of the Literature', Australasian Medical Journal, vol. 10, pp. 53 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.21767/amj.2017.2804
2017
Coleman SM, 2015, 'Possible Problems with Military Use of Non-Lethal Weapons', Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, vol. 47, http://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/jil/vol47/iss1/14
2015
Coleman SM, 2015, 'Even Dirtier Hands in War: Considering Walzer’s Supreme Emergency Argument', Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, vol. 13, pp. 61 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1529-209620150000013004
2015
Coleman SM, 2011, 'The Child Soldier: Teaching Points', Journal of Military Ethics: normative aspects of the use of military force, vol. 10, pp. 317 - 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15027570.2011.639160
2011
Coleman SM, 2011, 'The Child Soldier', Journal of Military Ethics: normative aspects of the use of military force, vol. 10, pp. 316 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15027570.2011.639159
2011
Coleman SM, 2009, 'The Problems of Duty and Loyalty', Journal of Military Ethics: normative aspects of the use of military force, vol. 8, pp. 105 - 115
2009
Coleman SM, 2009, 'War and Ethics: A New Just War Theory', European Legacy, vol. 14, pp. 475 - 476
2009
Coleman SM, 2006, 'Email, Terrorism, and the Right to Privacy', Ethics and Information Technology, pp. 17 - 27
2006
Coleman SM, 2006, 'When Conflicts of Interest are an Unavoidable Problem', Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics, vol. 8:2, pp. 12 - 22
2006
Coleman SM, 2005, 'Conflict of Interest and Police: An Unavoidable Problem', Criminal Justice Ethics, vol. 24, pp. 3 - 11
2005
Coleman SM, 2004, 'Gratuities, Gifts, and Professionalism: A Reply to Kania', Criminal Justice Ethics, vol. 23, pp. 63 - 65
2004
Coleman SM, 2004, 'Should Liberals Oppose Human Reproductive Cloning?', Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics, vol. 6, pp. 71 - 81
2004
Coleman SM, 2004, 'When Police Ought to Say “NO!” to Gratuities', Criminal Justice Ethics, vol. 23, pp. 33 - 44
2004
Coleman SM, 2003, 'The Place of Positive Punishment', Criminal Justice Ethics, vol. 22, pp. 50 - 53
2003
Coleman SM, 2002, 'Abortion and the Artificial Uterus', Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics, pp. 9 - 18
2002
Coleman SM, 2001, 'Fine-Tuning and Probability: Does the Universe Require Explanation?', Sophia: an international journal for philosophical theology and cross-cultural philosophy of religion, pp. 7 - 15
2001
Coleman SM, 2000, 'Thought Experiments and Personal Identity', Philosophical Studies: an international journal for philosophy in the analytic tradition, pp. 53 - 69
2000
Coleman SM, 2000, 'The Rise and Rise of Applied Ethics in Australia', Business and Professional Ethics Journal, pp. 3 - 6
2000
Coleman SM, 1999, 'A Surrogate for Surrogacy? - The Artificial Uterus', Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics, pp. 49 - 60
1999
Coleman SM, 1998, 'Would You Like a Coffee? Slippery Slopes, Gratuities and Corruption in Police Work', Journal of Professional Ethics, pp. 107 - 122
1998
Book Chapters
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Coleman SM, 2016, 'Duty to Protect and the Moral Imperatives of Intervention', in Frame T; Pallazzo A (ed.), On Ops: Lessons and Challenges for the Australian Army since East Timor, UNSW Press, Sydney
2016
Coleman SM, 2015, 'Ethical Dilemmas and Tests of Integrity', in Baker DP (ed.), Key Concepts in Military Ethics, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 8 - 11
2015
Coleman SM, 2015, 'Ethical Issues in Armed Humanitarian Interventions', in Lucas GR (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Military Ethics, Routledge, pp. 321 - 329, https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415743686
2015
Coleman SM, 2015, 'Supreme Emergency', in baker D (ed.), Key Concepts in Military Ethics, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 174 - 178
2015
Coleman SM, 2015, 'Non-lethal Weapons', in Baker D (ed.), Key Concepts in Military Ethics, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 213 - 218
2015
Coleman SM; Coleman NL, 2015, 'Military Ethics', in Ten Have H (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Global Bioethics, Springer, New York, http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_294-1
2015
Coleman SM; Coleman NL, 2013, 'Selective Conscientious Objection in Australia', in Ellner A; Robinson P; Whetham D (ed.), When Soldiers Say No: Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military, Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, UK, pp. 99 - 114
2013
Coleman SM, 2013, 'Ethical Challenges of New Military Technologies', in Nasu H; McLaughlin R (ed.), New Technologies and the Law of Armed Conflict, Springer Science & Business Media, pp. 29 - 42
2013
Coleman SM, 2012, 'Discrimination and Non-Lethal Weapons: Issues for the Future Military', in Lovell DW; Primoratz I (ed.), Protecting Civilians during Violent Conflict, edn. first, Ashgate, Surrey, pp. 215 - 229
2012
Coleman SM, 2011, 'Just War, Irregular War, and Terrorism', in Tripodi P; Wolfendale J (ed.), New Wars and New Soldiers: Military Ethics in the Contemporary World, edn. Original, Ashgate, Burlington VT, USA, pp. 31 - 48
2011
Coleman SM; Hanley R, 2009, 'Homo Sapiens, Robots and Persons', in Shapsay S (ed.), Bioethics Through Film, edn. First, John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD
2009
Coleman SM, 2007, 'Conflict of Interest and Police: An Unavoidable Problem', in Ruiz J; Hummer D (ed.), Handbook of Police Administration, edn. Original, Taylor and Francis, Oxford, UK
2007
Coleman SM, 2006, 'Ethical Issues Raised by Non-Punitive Drug user Policies', in Ethical Challenges for Intervening in Drug Use, edn. First, Office of International Criminal Justice, Huntsville, Texas, pp. 99 - 120
2006
Coleman SM, 2006, 'A Defense of Cosmetic Surgery', in Cutting to the Core: Exploring the Ethics of Contested Surgeries, edn. First, Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland USA, pp. 171 - 182
2006
Coleman SM, 2005, 'Universal Human Rights and Employee Privacy: Questioning Employer Monitoring of Computer Usage', in Weckert J (ed.), Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: Controversies and Solutions, edn. Original, IGI Global
2005
Coleman SM; Kocsis R, 2001, 'The Unexplored Ethics of Criminal Psychological Profiling', in Criminal Psychology and Forensic Technology: A Collaborative Approach to Effective Profiling, CRC Press, Boca Raton
2001
Conference Presentations
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Coleman N; Coleman S, 2014, 'Just War and Gaming', presented at Gaming, War andEthics, Australia, 24 November 2014 - 24 November 2014, http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/workshop-on-games-ethics-and-war-tickets-14366575815
2014
Coleman SM, 2008, 'Just War, Irregular War and Terrorism', presented at International Workshop on Modern Issues in Military Ethics, University of Melbourne, Australia
2008
Coleman SM, 2007, 'The Role of Values in Food Regulation', presented at Continuing Education Seminar for Food Standards Australia & New Zealand, Canberra, Australia
2007
Coleman SM, 2007, 'Ethical Dilemmas and Tests of Integrity', presented at 2007 Senator John McCain Conference of Service Academies, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis MD, U.S.A.
2007
Coleman SM, 2007, 'Issues of Military Ethics', presented at Issues of Military Ethics, Duntroon
2007
Coleman SM, 2007, 'Rules of Engagement in Humanitarian Operations: The Military, The Police, and International Peace-keeping', presented at Workshop on Ethics, Technology and People: Shaping Future Military Operations, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of NSW@ADFA
2007
Coleman SM, 2006, 'The Military, the Police, and International Peacekeeping', presented at 2006 Conference of the AAPAE (Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics), Sydney, Australia
2006
Coleman SM, 2006, 'Values, Health and Food Regulation', presented at 2006 Conference of the ANZIHLE (Australia & New Zealand Institute of Health Law & Ethics), Brisbane, Australia
2006
Coleman SM, 2004, 'Defending Cosmetic Surgery', presented at 2004 AAPAE Conference, Richmond, NSW
2004
Coleman SM, 2003, 'Conflict of Interest and Police: An Unavoidable Problem', presented at 2003 AAPAE Conference, Melbourne, Australia
2003
Books
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Coleman SM, 2012, Military Ethics: An Introduction with Case Studies, Original, Oxford University Press, New York
2012
Coleman SM, 2004, The Ethics Of Artificial Uteruses: Implications For Reproduction And Abortion, Original, Ashgate Publishing, London
2004

Military Ethics, Police Ethics