Deborah Zion

Academic Staff
Victoria University

Deborah Zion

Associated Professor on Ethics at the Victoria University; Lecturer on Etichs at Deakin University and at Monash University (Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Human Rights and Bioethics Unit).
Dr Deborah Zion was originally trained in social history and holds a PhD in Bioethics. Ph.D. “Attachment and Liberty: Gay Communities, Ethics and HIV/AIDS,”


She is, at the Victoria University:

  • Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee (VUHREC), overseeing the conduct of all research involving humans conducted by the University.
  • Chair of the Low Risk Human Research Ethics Committee (LRHREC)

She has done extensive research concerning research ethics, HIV/AIDS and the ethics of health care for asylum seekers and refugees.