j.ensor@westernsydney.edu.au

CV & Ethics

If you would like a copy of my CV (updated 1 March 2016), I offer it as a downloadable PDF. Please click here to view it in browser or to download it as a separate file.

In addition to a brief profile, this downloadable CV covers my research areas, qualifications, awards and scholarships, professional activities, academic and professional employment (including Australia Research Council Projects that I have served as a researcher on), select publications (sole-authored books, edited volumes, book chapters, refereed journal articles and other publications), select presentations, seminars and lectures, and commendations. Referees are available on request. If you would like to discuss anything further, you are welcome to contact me by email at j.ensor@westernsydney.edu.au.

Code of Ethics and Conduct

I am committed to equal opportunity principles inside and outside the workplace and have worked at institutions which have supported social equity, my most recent appointment as Murdoch University’s ERA (Excellence in Research Australia) Submission Administrator.  At the University of Queensland I worked for five years at the Australian Studies Centre which supported the university’s identified research strengths in Social Policy, Indigenous Health, Gender and Sexuality, and Prejudice and Discrimination in addition to Australian Social and Cultural History and Aboriginal Studies. At Curtin University of Technology, I worked for three years at the Australia Research Institute which in my first year I was invited to develop and co-edit a book in the subject areas of Equal Opportunity and Social Justice. Entitled Other Contact Zones (Network Books, 2007), below is a summary taken from the book’s back cover:

In the construction and acknowledgment of responsibility towards the Other, this edition of New Talents challenges the contradiction of a lucky country sustained by processes of forgetting and, more critically, the processes of silencing. Beginning with Levinasian ethics applied to a scenario where the immediate physical presence of another human asks us to account for our enjoyment of life, Other Contact Zones explores mechanisms of responsibility and avoidance, including: the politics of gender representation, signs of sexual deviance written on the convict body, the invention of the white woman as an object of fantasy in captivity narratives of early colonial Australia, the creation of multicultural senses of belonging, and the complexities of identity construction in the face of mechanisms of silence and misrecognition.

I have an understanding of the principles of anti-discrimination, staff and student equity, and occupational health and safety principles, with a commitment to their application in a university context. I am fully aware of the ethical complexities of arts-humanities and digital-based projects. Humanities research, web software development, and the publishing of research can present its own complex ethical challenges.

Outside university life I have conducted myself ethically and have supported the rights of people with disabilities. During 2000-2006, I was one of the few consultant developers who worked according to a published ‘Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct’ specifically designed for the arts and humanities sector (my partner has a postgraduate degree in organisation ethics from Griffith University). From 2007, with the birth of our first son who was diagnosed with a major hearing loss (unilateral aural atresia), my partner and I were active members of Telethon Speech & Hearing for four years. In 2009 we published a not-for-profit book as part of the organization’s annual charity drive (see ‘Appendix 4 – Jason Ensor – Community engagement.pdf’, pp. 1-46). Sales donated over $1,000 to Telethon Speech & Hearing in Wembley, Western Australia, and the publication contributed to furthering awareness of hearing loss as a major issue in Australia.