Darryl R.J. Macer is Regional Advisor on Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific, in RUSHSAP, UNESCO Bangkok, Thailand . He is also a Visiting Senior Research fellow at United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies and Affiliated Professor in Philosophy at Kumamoto University, Japan; and Founding Director, Eubios Ethics Institute, Japan, New Zealand and Thailand . He taught bioethics at the University of Tsukuba, Japan from 1990-2005, prior to joining UNESCO. Born in 1962 in Christchurch, New Zealand, he has a B.Sc (Hons) in Biochemistry from Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1983; Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and Trinity College, University of Cambridge, U.K., 1987; and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from Kumamoto University, Japan in 2009. He has since worked in UK, New Zealand, Italy, Japan and Thailand; and is a member of many international bioethics committees. He has published 14 authored books, 25 edited books, and 215 peer reviewed academic papers.
Dr. Darryl research interest includes bioethics, social sciences, cross cultural philosophy