Shannon Buckley

Shannon Buckley
School School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) - Accounting, Audit & Information Technology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Public Health (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Communications Management (Honours)
Academic and Professional Designations
  • ​Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Guelph, 2019
    • Dissertation: Dignity: A Salient Concept in Philosophy of Medicine
  • M.A. Philosophy, McMaster University, 2012
    • Thesis: Patient Dignity: The Significance of Relationship
  • B.A. Combined Honours Philosophy and Peace Studies, McMaster University, 2010
  • Library and Information Techniques Diploma, Mohawk College, 2001
Title ​Professor
Courses Taught
  • ​Critical Thinking
  • Principals of Ethical Reasoning
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • ​Feminist Bioethics
  • Ethics
  • Applied Ethics
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • ​Editorial Assistant for Studies in Social Justice
  • Editorial Assistant for Feminist Philosophy Quarterly
  • Information Specialist - Seniors Health Research Transfer Network
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications
Select conferences, public and invited lectures:
  • 2018, "Organ Transplantation: Ethical Quandaries," Research and Health Care Conference, McMaster University (Invited lecture), Hamilton, ON
  •  2016, "Capabilities, Dementia and Dignity," Human Development and Capability Association Annual Conference, Tokyo, Japan
  •  2015, "Going Gently into that Good Night?  Physician Assisted Death," Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region (Invited lecture), Kitchener, ON
  • 2014, "Going Gently into that Good Night?  Physician Assisted Suicide, Terminal Sedation, Euthanasia," Philopolis (Public lecture. Co-presenter with Brooke Struck, Ph.D.), Guelph, ON
  • 2013, "Why Bioethics Needs a Theory of Dignity," Joint Centre for Bioethics, Colloquium, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
​Select publications:
  • Functional mobility training for individuals admitted to acute care following a stroke: a prospective study.  Co-author, with L. Masters, S. Barreca, B. Ansley, and K. Waid. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2007 Sep-Oct; 14(5): 1-11.  (Peer Reviewed)
  • Exploring the needs of stroke survivors in LTC. Co-author, with S. Barreca, L. Masters, K. Waid, and B. Ansley. Canadian Nursing Home. 2006 Dec; 17(4): 7-11. (Peer Reviewed)