Brief CV



Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Virginia

MA, Philosophy, Queen's

BAH (First Class), Queen's

Academic Appointments

2018, Associate Professor of Bioethics, Memorial University

2012, Assistant Professor of Bioethics, Memorial University

2009, Academic Fellow, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto

Selected Publications

Flynn, J. "Theory and Bioethics," The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2020 edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL =

Flynn, J., and N. Ramji. "Uterine Transplantation: Ethics in Light of Recent Successes," IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 12(1), spring 2019.

Flynn, J. "Effort? Natural Talent? More on the Normative Structure of Sport," American Journal of Bioethics (2018).

Flynn, J. "Clinical Ethics: Moralism and Moral Expertise," in L. Guidry-Grimes and J. Watson, eds., Moral Expertise: New Essays from Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives (Springer, 2018).

Flynn, J. "Clinical bioethics and core competencies of attributes, attitudes, and behaviors: Foundations in philosophy and literature," Ethics, Medicine, and Public Health (2017).

Flynn, J., Chubbs K., Gladney-Martin S., Singleton R., and Pullman D. "Triage in Times of Drug Storage," Healthcare Management Forum (2015).

Flynn, J. "Undue Burden: Looking at Minimal Risk and the Material Principle of Justice, " American Journal of Bioethics (2014).

Flynn, J., Zlotnik Shaul, R., Hanson, M., Borschel, G., and Zuker, R., "Pediatric Facial Transplantation: Ethical Considerations," Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery (2014).

Flynn, J., "Is Williams a Dancian Particularist?," in C.B. Herrera and Alexandra Perry, eds., The Moral Philosophy of Bernard Williams (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013)

Flynn, J., "The Lives of Animals, Form, and Content," in Anton Leist and Peter Singer, eds., J.M. Coetzee and Ethics: Philosophical Perspectives on Literature (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010)

Flynn, J., "Recent Work: Moral Particularism," Analysis Reviews (2010)

Selected Conference Papers and Talks

2017. "Anti-Theory and Clinical Ethics." American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (Kansas City MO).

2017. "The Current Relevance of Arras on Physician Assisted Suicde," and "Arras on Justification and Method in Bioethics," at a University of Virignia symposium, "John Arras's Contributions to Bioethics" (Charlottesville VA).

2017. "Medical Aid in Dying: What is the Role of Clinical Ethics?" Canadian Bioethics Society (Montreal).

2016. "Clinical Ethics Consultation: Is it Ever Moralistic?" University of Toronto, Joint Centre for Bioethics Seminar Series.

2016. "Moral Naturalism and Naturalized Bioethics." American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (Washington DC).

2015. "Philosophy and Clinical Ethics." Canadian Philosophical Association (Ottawa).

2014. "Experience and Bioethics." Junior Scholars in Bioethics Workshop, Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem NC).

2013. "Thinking Through the Ethics of Pregnancy Reductions." American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (Atlanta)