McCausland, Dr Clare

LaTrobe University


My current areas of research are in the area of analytic philosophy and the relationship between autonomy, rights and wellbeing with respect to animal capacity.  Areas I’d like to explore further include the nature of exploitation, the ethics of animal experimentation (and the relationship with scientific enquiry), and the use of language in the animal protection movement.  I am also a member of the Knowing Animals Past and Present, Melbourne Human-Animal Studies Research Group.  I have presented my research findings at a number of local and international conferences.