Notre Dame appoints Professor of Philosophy

Sydney-based scholar Hayden Ramsay has been appointed Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame Australia, with specific responsibility for the development of philosophy and ethics courses at the institution's Sydney Campus.

A statement from the University says the appointment will complement Professor Ramsay's current roles as Dean of Studies at the Good Shepherd Seminary, Homebush (NSW), Academic Research Fellow within the office of Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, and Professor of Philosophy at John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Melbourne.

Professor Dennis Rochford MSC, Executive Dean of Notre Dame's National College of Theology, expressed delight with Professor Ramsay's appointment and his national and international reputation for scholarship.

"His impressive credentials and extensive experience will be most valued in Notre Dame's core fields of philosophy and ethics," Prof Rochford said.

Professor Ramsay has taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Stirling, Melbourne and La Trobe, and has published widely on philosophy and ethics, including Beyond Virtue: Integrity and Morality (1997) Faith and Reason: Friends or foes in the new millennium? (2004); and People Playing: reclaiming leisure (2005).

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a Private Catholic University with Campuses in Broome, Fremantle and Sydney. The University's ethos draws on the centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education combined with challenging and relevant courses.

Hayden Ramsay appointed Professor of Philosophy (University of Notre Dame Australia 17/8/05)

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18 Aug 2005