Jennifer Hawkins joined the Duke faculty in January 2010 with a joint appointment in Philosophy and the Department of Medicine. Prior to her position at Duke, she was Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. She has written about clinical research ethics, coercion, exploitation, and informed consent and she is co-editor with Ezekiel J. Emanuel of Exploitation and Developing Countries: The Ethics of Clinical Research (Princeton University Press, 2008).
Her more recent work has focused on well-being, quality of life, and the nature of decision-making. Recent publications include “Well-Being, Time, and Dementia,” Ethics 2014; “Well-Being: What Matters Beyond the Mental?” forthcoming in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics; “What’s Good for Them? Best Interests and Severe Disorders of Consciousness” forthcoming in Finding Consciousness, Oxford University Press; and “Decision-Making Capacity and Value” forthcoming in Philosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, Intersections and New Perspectives, Routledge. Professor Hawkins is currently writing a book about well-being.