Ken Kirkwood, PhD

Ken Kirkwood

Associate Professor

Room 218, HSB
519 661-2111 x86583
kenneth.kirkwood@uwo.ca

Education

  • PhD (Western University)
  • MA (Queen's)

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Yes

Research Interests

  • Moral phenomenology
  • Moral conscience in healthcare practice
  • Bioethics
  • History and ethics of food, diet and nutrition
  • Addiction
  • Performance and image-enhancing drug use
  • Narrative ethics

Additional Information

Ongoing Projects

  • Ethnographic and narrative descriptions of doping behaviours amongst high-level powerlifters
  • Cognitive-enhancement drug use and practices amongst Canadian university students
  • Anabolic steroid misuse amongst non-competitive athlete populations

Recent Publications

  • Kirkwood K. (2020). Cheating of Olympic proportions: The genealogy of Samaranch’s deployment of “cheating.”Olimpianos-Journal of Olympic Studies 4, 1-9.
  • Lamb, C., Babenko-Mould, Y., Evans, M., Wong, C. A., & Kirkwood, K. W. (2019). Conscientious objection and nurses: Results of an interpretive phenomenological study. Nursing Ethics26(5), 1337–1349. https://doi.org/10.1177/0969733018763996
  • Lamb, C., Evans, M., Babenko-Mould, Y. Wong, C. A., & Kirkwood, K. W. (2019). Nurses’ use of conscientious objection and the implications for conscience. Journal of Advanced Nursing 75 (3), 594-602. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13869
  • Lamb, C., Evans, M., Babenko-Mould, Y. Wong, C. A., & Kirkwood, K. W. (2019). Conscience, conscientious objection, and nursing: A concept analysis. Nursing Ethics 26 (1), 37-49. https://doi.org/10.1177/0969733017700236
  • Kirkwood K. (2018). Directed qualitative content analysis: the description and elaboration of its underpinning methods and data analysis process.Journal of Research in Nursing 23 (1), 56-57. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987117741667
  •  A Oudshoorn, K Kirkwood. (2017). The geographic scope of opiate substitution therapy in an urban area in Canada. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy 24 (5), 369-375. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2016.1216947
  • Kirkwood K. (2017). Addiction to Anabolic-androgenic Steroids: A Review. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 16(3), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.9734/BJPR/2017/33224 
  • Kirkwood K. (2016). Comorbidities: Pertussis and Moral Certainty. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 6 (3), 163-166. 

Teaching Areas

  • Ethics in Health
  • Professional Ethics
  • Social History of Drug Use

Awards

  • Western University's Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2020)
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Recognition of Teaching Excellence (2019)
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Recognition of Teaching Excellence (2017)