Announcing the appointment of The Reverend Norman Ford as an Emeritus Professor of the University.
The following citation was adopted by Council on 23 November 2016:
The Reverend Emeritus Professor Norman Michael Ford SDB has served the University of Divinity as an outstanding teacher and scholar for over forty years. He has led the development of the University’s curriculum in moral theology, moral philosophy and bioethics. His major book has been translated into Italian and Polish and has become a standard work in its field. He has been widely sought after as a speaker on bioethical issues by universities, medical forums and community groups, both in Australia and overseas. Various government committees examining bioethical issues have also drawn on his expertise. He has served as Vice- President (1989–91) and President (1991–93) of the Melbourne College of Divinity, and as Master of Catholic Theological College (1986–91). In the broader community, he has served as chairman and member of hospital ethics committees, and he was the Foundation Director of the Caroline Chisholm Centre for Health Ethics, Melbourne (1995–2007). Over more than four decades, Emeritus Professor Ford has given sustained and exceptional service that has greatly enhanced the University’s reputation.