Dr. Darryl Macer
Dr. Darryl Macer is a Professor of Bioethics and Biomedicine and the President of American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN, www.ausn.info.). Dr. Macer is a world renown scholar who served from 2004 until early 2013 as UNESCO Regional Adviser for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific, also heading UNESCO Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP), UNESCO Bangkok.
Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, he has a B.Sc (Hons) in Biochemistry from Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1983; Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and Trinity College, University of Cambridge, U.K., 1987; and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from Kumamoto University, Japan in 2009. He has since worked in UK, New Zealand, Italy, Japan, Thailand and USA; and is a member of many international bioethics committees.
Professor Macer is credited with over three hundred academic publications (45 books; 230 Peer Reviewed papers in academic journals and books; and other academic publications in academic journals). He has delivered over 600 invited conference presentations all around the world. Dr. Macer taught undergraduate and graduate students as a Foreign Professor at the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Science City from 1990-2005, and was appointed to the first lifetime faculty position in bioethics at any National University in Japan in 1995 in recognition of his teaching ability. There he was supervisor for completion of 27 Masters degree students (two year full time program) and 8 doctoral degree students (five year full time program) for students from around the world. He has also been a thesis examiner for Masters and Doctoral students in universities around the world since 1992, and has coordinated global programmes on bioethics and critical thinking (including philosophy) education at university and school levels for two decades. In addition he continues supervision of students and researchers in many current affiliated positions, and is currently supervising dozens of PhD and Masters degree students at AUSN. From AUSN he has supervised 50 Masters thesis students to graduation.
Bioethics is the Love of Life!