As a DPhil Candidate in Philosophy, Tess takes an interest in the ethics of new and emerging biotechnologies. Her current research explores a public health ethics approach to germline gene editing, under the supervision of Dr Alberto Giubilini. She aims to use this uncommon approach in the area to better identify and analyse ethical concerns with germline gene editing at the collective level.
Tess has a multidisciplinary background, having studied a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Biology, Linguistics and Biological Anthropology at the Australian National University. A short course on bioethics changed her chosen pathway, and led her to study a Master of Bioethics at Monash University, completed in 2019.
In her spare time, Tess enjoys hiking, sketching and swing dancing.