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Dr Christopher Mayes

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow (DECRA)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Alfred Deakin Institute

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

Biography

Christopher Mayes is a Research Fellow in the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University and Research-Affiliate in Sydney Health Ethics at the University of Sydney. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with disciplinary backgrounds in sociology and philosophy. His research interests include sociology of health and food, bioethics, and social and political theory. He is the author of The Biopolitics of Lifestyle: Foucault, Ethics, and Healthy Choices (Routledge, 2016), which critically explores the use of lifestyle rhetoric and policies to govern individual choice and secure population health from the threat of obesity. His forthcoming monograph, Unsettling Food Politics: agriculture, dispossession, and sovereignty in Australia (Rowman & Littlefield International), examines contemporary political and ethical discourses of food and agriculture in Australia.

In 2017, he received a Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council to research the social history of bioethics in Australia. Bioethics in the Antipodes: a history of Australian bioethics since 1980 (DE170100550) aims to provide a comprehensive account of bioethics in Australia. Using archival sources, interviews, and theoretical analysis, this project will advance understanding about the distinctive local and global contributions of Australian bioethics to regulatory frameworks, legal reform, and public discourse.

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Biography summary

Christopher joined Deakin in 2017, having previous held research fellowships at the Rock Ethics Institute (Pennsylvania State University) and Sydney Health Ethics (University of Sydney) where he remains a Research-Affliate. 

Affiliations

The Australian Sociological Association

Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy

Australasian Association for Bioethics and Health Law

Society for Social Studies of Science

Publications

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2020

Conflict of interest as ethical shorthand: understanding the range and nature of "non-financial conflict of interest" in biomedicine

Q Grundy, C Mayes, K Holloway, S Mazzarello, B Thombs, L Bero

(2020), Vol. 120, pp. 1-7, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Governmentality of Fencing in Australia: Tracing the White Wires from Paddocks to Aboriginal Protection, Pest Exclusion and Immigration Restriction

C Mayes

(2020), Vol. 41, pp. 42-59, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

After Conflicts of Interest: From Procedural Short-Cut to Ethico-Political Debate

C Mayes

(2020), pp. 1-11, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2019

Conflicts of interest in Australia's IVF industry: an empirical analysis and call for action

B Blakely, J Williams, C Mayes, I Kerridge, W Lipworth

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 230-237, Human fertility, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2018

Unsettling food politics: agriculture, dispossession and sovereignty in Australia

Christopher Mayes

(2018), London, Eng., A1

book

Conflicted hope: social egg freezing and clinical conflicts of interest

C Mayes, J Williams, W Lipworth

(2018), Vol. 27, pp. 45-59, Health sociology review, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Scientism, conflicts of interest, and the marginalization of ethics in medical education

C Mayes, J Williams, I Kerridge, W Lipworth

(2018), Vol. 24, pp. 939-944, Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Fiscal policy to improve diets and prevent noncommunicable diseases: from recommendations to action

A Thow, S Downs, C Mayes, H Trevena, T Waqanivalu, J Cawley

(2018), Vol. 96, pp. 201-210, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Decoding disclosure: comparing conflict of interest policy among the United States, France, and Australia

Quinn Grundy, Roojin Habibi, Adrienne Shnier, Christopher Mayes, Wendy Lipworth

(2018), Vol. 122, pp. 509-518, Health policy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2017

A code of ethics for social marketing? Bridging procedural ethics and ethics-in-practice

S Carter, C Mayes, L Eagle, S Dahl

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 20-38, Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Conflicts of interest in medicine: taking diversity seriously

Jane Williams, Christopher Mayes, Paul Komesaroff, Ian Kerridge, Wendy Lipworth

(2017), Vol. 47, pp. 739-746, Internal medicine journal, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Debates about conflict of interest in medicine: deconstructing a divided discourse

Serena Purdy, Miles Little, Christopher Mayes, Wendy Lipworth

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 135-149, Journal of bioethical inquiry, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Should disclosure of conflicts of interest in medicine be made public? Medical students' views

Jane Williams, Wendy Lipworth, Christopher Mayes, Ian Olver, Ian Kerridge

(2017), Vol. 51, pp. 1232-1240, Medical education, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Health professionals "make their choice": pharmaceutical industry leaders' understandings of conflict of interest

Q Grundy, L Tierney, C Mayes, W Lipworth

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 541-553, Journal of bioethical inquiry, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2016

Food at the nexus of bioethics and biopolitics

C Mayes

(2016), pp. 167-177, Routledge handbook of food ethics, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Declarations, accusations and judgement: examining conflict of interest discourses as performative speech-acts

C Mayes, W Lipworth, I Kerridge

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 455-462, Medicine, Health care and philosophy, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Conflicts of interest in neoliberal times: perspectives of Australian medical students

C Mayes, I Kerridge, R Habibi, W Lipworth

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 256-271, Health sociology review, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

On the fragility of medical virtue in a neoliberal context: the case of commercial conflicts of interest in reproductive medicine

C Mayes, B Blakely, I Kerridge, P Komesaroff, I Olver, W Lipworth

(2016), Vol. 37, pp. 97-111, Theoretical medicine and bioethics, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2015

The biopolitics of lifestyle: Foucault, ethics and healthy choices

C Mayes

(2015), Abingdon, Eng., A1

book

What should we eat? Biopolitics, ethics, and nutritional scientism

C Mayes, D Thompson

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 587-599, Journal of bioethical inquiry, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

The political and ethical challenge of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis

C Degeling, C Mayes, W Lipworth, I Kerridge, R Upshur

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 107-113, Journal of bioethical inquiry, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Revisiting Foucault's 'normative confusions': surveying the debate since the Collge de France lectures

C Mayes

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 841-855, Philosophy compass, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Impure politics and pure science: efficacious ebola medications are only a palliation and not a cure for structural disadvantage

C Degeling, J Johnson, C Mayes

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 43-45, American journal of bioethics, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The harm of bioethics: a critique of Singer and Callahan on obesity

C Mayes

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 217-221, Bioethics, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2014

Medicalization of eating and feeding

C Mayes

(2014), pp. 1-8, Encyclopedia of food and agricultural ethics, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1-1

book chapter

Governing through choice: food labels and the confluence of food industry and public health discourse to create 'healthy consumers'

C Mayes

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 376-395, Social theory & health, Basingstoke, Eng., C1

journal article

Don't be scared, be angry: the politics and ethics of Ebola

L Hooker, C Mayes, C Degeling, G Gilbert, I Kerridge

(2014), Vol. 201, pp. 352-354, Medical journal of Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

An agrarian imaginary in urban life: cultivating virtues and vices through a conflicted history

C Mayes

(2014), Vol. 27, pp. 265-286, Journal of agricultural and environmental ethics, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Is nutritional advocacy morally indigestible? A critical analysis of the scientific and ethical implications of 'healthy' food choice discourse in liberal societies

C Mayes, D Thompson

(2014), Vol. 7, pp. 158-169, Public health ethics, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2009

Pastoral power and the confessing subject in patient-centred communication

C Mayes

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 483-493, Journal of bioethical inquiry, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Bioethics in the Antipodes: a history of Australian bioethics since 1980

Dr Christopher Mayes

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2019: $127,049
  • 2018: $124,937
  • 2017: $126,266

Addressing Commercial Influences on Assisted Reproductive Technology

Dr Wendy Lipworth, A/Prof Ian Kerridge, Prof William Ledger, Prof Robert Norman, A/Prof Ainsley Newson, Prof Cameron Stewart, Prof Catherine Mills, Prof Isabel Karpin, Prof Catherine Waldby, Dr Christopher Mayes

NHMRC - Ideas Grant

  • 2020: $23,385

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report