Leslie Cannold

Passionate defender of the secular, the ethical and the right of women to take their equal place in all parts of our society. An informed and passionate guest; an engaging and expert panel presenter and MC who can be trusted to manage manage unpredictable guests or cranky audience members with humour and aplomb.

Quote: "Scared is what your feeling. Brave is what you're doing" - Emma Donoghue, Room

Leslie Cannold

A/Professor, ethicist, writer and educator

About Me

Immediate past founding President of Reproductive Choice Australia and the Pro Choice Victoria. Chair of the Marie Stopes International (London) Research Ethics Committee, member of the Victorian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the Mental Health Tribunal. Author of three books, including the historical novel The Book of Rachael, published by Text.


Master in Arts and Bioethics, PhD in Education.

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