Curriculum Vitae PDF

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor

    Department of Philosophy
    University of Rochester

  • Assistant Director

    Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs
    Arts, Sciences and Engineering
    University of Rochester

  • Lecturer

    Department of Philosophy
    University of Rochester

  • Assistant Professor

    Department of Philosophy
    Kansas State University

  • Research Fellow

    Medicine, Ethics, Society and History Unit
    University of Birmingham


  • Ph.D. - Philosophy - 2013

    Australian National University
    Thesis: "A Philosophical Examination of Security: The Concept and Its Value"
    Panel: Michael Selgelid (Chair), Christian Enemark, Nic Southwood

  • B.A. (Honours I) - Philosophy and International Relations - 2007

    University of Queensland
    Thesis: "The Securitization of Avian Influenza in Vietnam and Indonesia"

  • B.Sc. - Microbiology - 2006

    University of Queensland

Grants and Awards


  1. A phenomenographic study of scientists’ beliefs about the causes of scientists’ research misconduct

    Cairns A, Linville C, Garcia T, Bridges, B, Tanona S, Herington J & Laverty J.T., Research Ethics (2021), 17(4): 501-521.

  2. Agent-Based Models of Restrictions on Dual-Use Research

    Wagner E & Herington J, British Journal of Philosophy of Science (2021), 72(2): 377-399.

  3. Social Risks of Science

    Herington J & Tanona S, Hasting Center Report (2020), 50(6): 27-38.

    Commentary by Venkatapuram S, "Health Research and Social Justice Philosophy", Hastings Center Report (2020), 50 (6):39-40

    Commentary by Resnik D, "‘Public Engagement and the Social Risks of Science", Hastings Center Report (2021), 51 (2):41-42

  4. Measuring Fairness in an Unfair World

    Herington J, Proceedings of the AAAI-ACM Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society (AIES’20) (2020) PDF

  5. The Contribution of Security to Well-being

    Herington J, Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy (2019), 14(3): 173-209

  6. Measuring the Biases that Matter: The Ethical and Causal Foundations of Measures for Fairness in Algorithms

    Glymour B & Herington J, Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (2019): 269-278 PDF

  7. Against the Autonomy Argument for Mandatory GMO Labelling

    Herington J, Public Affairs Quarterly (2018), 32(2): 85-117

  8. Climate-related insecurity, loss and damage

    Herington J, Ethics, Policy & Envrionment (2017), 20(2): 184-194 PDF

    Commentary by Mintz-Woo, K, "Security and Distribution, or Should You Care About Merely Possible Losses?", Ethics, Policy, and Environment (2019), 21 (3):382-386

  9. Health Security and Risk Aversion

    Herington J, Bioethics (2016), 30(7): 479-489

  10. The Concept of Security: Fear, Liberty, and the State

    Herington J, Security: Dialogue across disciplines, (2015) edited by P Bourbeau. (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge): 22-44 PDF

  11. Obesity, Liberty, and Public Health Emergencies

    Herington J, Dawson A, Draper H, The Hastings Center Report (2014), 44(6): 26-35

    Commentary by Gostin L, "Public Health Emergencies: What Counts?", The Hastings Center Report (2014), 44(6): 36-37

  12. Live liver donation, ethics and practitioners

    Thomas E, Bramhall S, Herington J, Draper H, Journal of Medical Ethics (2014), 40(3): 157-162 PDF

  13. The limits of global health diplomacy: Taiwan’s observer status at the world health assembly

    Herington J & Lee K, Globalization and Health (2014), 10: 71-80 PDF

  14. The Concept of Security

    Herington J, Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2012), ed. M.J. Selgelid & C. Enemark. (Ashgate: Burlington): 7-26 PDF

    Reprinted in Security Ethics (2015), ed. K. Hadjimatheou, J. Guelke & T. Sorell. (Ashgate: Burlington) Link

  15. The Securitisation of Infectious Disease: International Norms and Domestic Politics in Asia

    Curley M & Herington J, Review of International Studies (2011), 37(1): 141-166 PDF

    Reprinted in Health Security and Governance (2012), ed. N. Thomas. (Routledge: London). Link

  16. Securitization of infectious diseases in Vietnam: the cases of HIV and avian influenza

    Herington J, Health Policy and Planning (2010), 25(6): 467-475 PDF

Book Reviews/Commentaries