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Ven. Alex Bruce

Venerable Alex Bruce is a Buddhist Monk and Adjunct Associate Professor at ANU with a number of research interests. His work on Animals and the Law has been acknowledged internationally through his appointment as a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and as an editorial member of several international Animal Law Journals.

Alex’s text Animal Law in Australia: An Integrated Approach (2012) was Australia’s first sole-authored Animal Law text, with a Second Edition released in 2018. Before joining ANU, Alex was a Senior Lawyer with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and his other research interests include Competition Law and Consumer Protection Law.

In addition, Alex has a research profile in Comparative Theology, particularly focused on Buddhism and Christianity. Having created and moderated the 2007 Interreligious Symposium with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he is a regular speaker at Comparative Theology Conferences and Interreligious Dialogue Initiatives both throughout Australia and Internationally.

A recipient of the ANU Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching, Alex is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.