FAMILY commitments once prevented Kimberley Pfeiffer from following studies in the increasingly important field of Christian bioethics.
The Brisbane mother of two welcomed the news Brisbane’s Queensland Bioethics Centre will host Melbourne’s John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family graduate courses in bioethics from next year.
Mrs Pfeiffer is also keen to attend an information night being held at Brisbane’s Francis Rush Centre on September 3 with speakers including Archbishop Mark Coleridge and Professors Tracey Rowland and Nicholas Tonti-Filippini from the Melbourne institute.
“A couple of years back when I was employed in Adelaide’s Southern Cross Bioethics Institute I looked at doing further studies in the field,” she said.
“I would have had to visit Melbourne periodically to attend intensive courses as part of the studies.
“With a young family this would have been almost impossible.
“I eventually abandoned the idea.”
Mrs Pfeiffer has moved to Brisbane where she has been engaged in research work for the past year with the QBC. “So it’s wonderful that the course has followed me here,” she said.
“I’m definitely keen to make a start on the graduate certificate next year.”
QBC director Dr Ray Campbell said he had heard of several people having similar difficulties to Mrs Pfeiffer in undertaking the studies.
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