The AAP's work is facilitated by a number of Operating Committees which carry out the day-to-day operations of the AAP, each directed towards achieving the primary object of promoting and supporting philosophy in Australasia.


The Presidential Committee(s) address issues of concern to the profession that would not otherwise be addressed by the Association. Typically, the Presidential Committee will take on a defined project that runs for two years.

Impact of Philosophy

Convenor - Fred Kroon (University of Auckland) & Neil Levy (Macquarie University)

Members - Miriam Bankovsky (La Trobe University); Dalia Nassar (University of Sydney); Paul Oppenheimer (University of Adelaide); Belinda Prakhoff (University of Melbourne); Andrew Withy (University of Auckland)

Higher Education

The main functions of the Higher Education Committee are to monitor and respond to issues relevant to philosophy in the Higher Education sector and to develop and sustain relationships with relevant Humanities and Social Sciences bodies. 

Convenor - Dirk Baltzly (University of Tasmania) 

Members - Fiona Jenkins (Australian National University), Jakob Hohwy (Monash University),  Simon Keller (Victoria University of Wellington), Jeremy Moss (University of Melbourne), Michael Pelczar (National University of Singapore)

Status of Women in the Philosophy Profession

The Committee makes recommendations, where appropriate, on how best to promote the status of women, and to devise and carry out projects that support women, in professional Philosophy in Australasia.

The Committee stands for inclusivity and women’s equality within academic Philosophy at all levels, with full acknowledgement that women’s challenges in this profession intersect with and are the product of broader socio-political factors. Issues pertaining to sex and gender equity are deep and difficult. As such, as philosophers we advocate for intellectual humility and open dialogue in good faith.

The Committee is fundamentally committed to advancing both equity and respect for diversity in Australasian philosophy, so that Philosophy's many benefits may be made as widely available as possible across Australasia.

Convenor - Louise Richardson-Self (University of Tasmania) 

Members - Lisa Ellis (Otago University), Justine Kingsbury (Waikato University), Glenda Satne (University of Wollongong), Jennifer Ang Mei Sze (Singapore University of Social Sciences), Cei Maslen (Victoria University Wellington)


The Committee makes recommendations where appropriate, on how best to support diversity, and to devise and carry out projects that support diversity, in the profession of Philosophy in Australasia. 

Convenor - Adam Hochman (Macquarie University)

Members - Ines Hipolito (University of Wollongong), Ushana Jayasuriya (UNSW), Nicholas Drake (Australian National University; Ngāi Tahu)

Philosophy in the Community 

The committee advises Executive, and makes recommendations where appropriate, on how best to promote philosophy within the community and outside the academy.

Convenor - Rob Wilson (University of Western Australia)

Members - Deborah Brown (University of Queensland), Matthew Hammerton (Singapore Management University), Vanessa Schouten (Massey University,) Markos Valaris (UNSW), Kara Vaughn (Qld); Nicolas Bullot (Charles Darwin University)


The Committee liaises with media and philosophers to promote philosophy in the media. 

Convenor - Patrick Stokes (Deakin University)

Members -Antonia Case (Editor); Stephen Chadwick (Massey University), Leigh Dayton (Science Writer and Broadcaster), Tim Dean (Philosopher | Writer | Editor), Laura D’Olimpio (Birmingham), Ming Tan (AAP Social Media Officer)

AAP Conferences

The committee liaises with local conference organisers in the organisation of the annual conference.

Convenors - Nicholas Munn (University of Waikato) and Joe Ulatowski (University of Waikato)

Australasian Journal of Philosophy

The primary role of the committee is to judge the AJP Best Paper Prize. The Committee may also assists the Editor of the AJP in other ways.

Members - Dana Goswick (University of Melbourne); Jorge Fernandez (University of Adelaide)

Australasian Philosophical Review

The Committee will assist the Editor of the APR in determining whom to approach to be Conveners of issues of the APR.

Convenor - Graham Oppy (Monash University)

Members - Justine Kingsbury (Waikato University), Simon Lumsden (University of New South Wales), Amber Carpenter (National University of Singapore - Yale)


The committee represents philosophy postgraduate students in Australasia.

Convenor - Jimmy Lewis-Martin (University of Wollongong)

Members - Elizabeth Olsen (Victoria University of Wellington); Lucia C. Neco (La Trobe University), Danny Wardle (University of Adelaide); Megan Moss (Monash University)

Undergraduate Committee

The committee represents philosophy undergraduate students in Australasia.

Convenor - Samuel Baron (Australian Catholic University)

Members - Caroline West (University of Sydney); Greg Restall (University of Melbourne), Guillermo Badia (University of Queensland), Adam Hochman (Macquarie University); Stephanie Collins (Australian Catholic University) – Undergraduate Journal Liaison

Centenary 2023 Committee

The committee will plan and promote activities around the AAP's Centenary in 2023..

Convenor - Stuart Brock (Victoria University of Wellington)

Members - Ben Blumson (National University of Singapore), Anne Schwenkenbecher (Murdoch University), Moira Gatens (University of Sydney), Deborah Brown (University of Queensland), James Chase (University of Tasmania), Craig Taylor (Flinders University), Graham Oppy (Monash University), Alan Hajek (Australian National University), Nicholas Munn (Waikato University)

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