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P. (Pei-hua) Huang

Postdoctoral researcher

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  • Medical Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine
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Pei-hua Huang's research interests lie in where bioethics and political philosophy intersect. Her primary research project concerns about ethical and philosophical issues raised by human enhancement technology. She also works on the philosophy of psychiatry (esp. forensic psychiatry). At the moment, she's involved in the TU Delft-EMC-EUR Convergence Healthcare Technology
Flagship, conducting research on the ethics of personalised medicine and AI.
Before joining the EMC, Huang taught at Monash University. She received her PhD from Monash University in 2019. Prior to her PhD, she obtained her MPhil from the University of Cambridge in 2013. Her work appears at journals such as Bioethics, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and the Journal of Medical Ethics.

Field(s) of expertise

Bioethics, Applied Philosophy, Philosophy of Medicine.

Education and career

2015-2019, PhD at the Department of Philosophy, Monash University
2012-2013, MPhil at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
2008-2012, BA at the Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University


Journal Articles

”Who’s Afraid of Perfectionist Moral Enhancement? A Reply to Sparrow”
Bioethics, 34/8 (2020) : 865 - 871

”Moral Enhancement, Self-Governance, and Resistance”
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 43/5 (2018) : 547-67

”Biomedical Moral Enhancement in the Face of Moral Particularism”
Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements, 83 (2018) : 189-208 //with Peter Tsu

”Climate Change, Cooperation, and Moral Bioenhancement”
Journal of Medical Ethics, 42/11 (2016) : 742-47 //with Toby Handfield & Robert Simpson

”Authenticity, Autonomy, and Enhancement”
Dilemata, 19 (2015) : 39-52.


Book Review

”Clean Hands? Philosophical Lessons from Scrupulosity” by Jesse J. Summers and Sinnott-Armstrong (2019)
Journal of Applied Philosophy, Online First (2020)


Textbook (Chinese)

From Birth to Death, Ethical Questions All May Encounter: An Introduction to Bioethics (2017) Taipei: San-min Book Ltd. ISBN:

Teaching activities

Tutor, Department of Philosophy at Monash University.

Other positions

2016-2017, Academic Board at Monash University.

Scholarships, grants, and awards

2019    Further Funding, Society for Applied Philosophy
2018      Postgraduate Travel Funding, Society for Applied Philosophy
2016-2018  Monash Graduate Scholarship, Monash University
2016-2018  Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Monash University


Other Writing (in Chinese)

In Chinese
“Are Psychopaths Responsible for Their Criminal Acts?” in the Philosophy Section of Stand News, 2020

“Reclaiming Equality and Freedom from Relationships: A Book Review of Clare Chambers’s Against Marriage”
in the Philosophy Section of Stand News, 2019

“The Shape of Freedom: An Introduction to Three Conceptions of Freedom”
in the Philosophy Section of Stand News, 2019,