DRANZCOG, BTheol, MBBS, MBioeth, MTS, STL, PhD
Rev. Dr Hoa Trung Dinh SJ is a member of the Department of Moral Theology and Canon Law. He lectures in moral theology, bioethics and sexual ethics. He is a priest of the Society of Jesus in Australia.
He trained as a medical doctor and practised medicine for five years before he became a priest. He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Melbourne, a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Master of Bioethics from Monash University, Master of Theological Studies from the University of Divinity, Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and Doctor of Philosophy from Boston College (USA). His doctoral research studied the virtue-based approach to medical ethics.
He also lectures at Pilgrim Theological College of the University of Divinity in Contemporary Christian Ethics. He serves on the ethics committee of the Mercy Hospital for Women, and in the advisory committee for the Catholic AIDS Ministry of the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
His main academic interests include virtue ethics, biomedical ethics, scripture and ethics, narrative ethics, and ethical issues related to HIV/AIDS.