Subramani, Supriya. The Passive Patient: Culture of Disrespect in Law and Medicine in India. Under contract with Routledge. Anticipated Publication Date: 2024

Co-Editor of Routledge Handbook of Empirical Bioethics (2026). The editorial team is Jonathan Ives (lead editor), Michael Dunn, Lucy Frith, Richard Huxtable, Georgina Morley, Supriya Subramani and Jordan Parsons.   

Peer Reviewed Published Papers

Subramani, Supriya, Vinay, Rasita, Hefti, Michaela, Marz, Julian, Biller-Andorno, Nikola. (2023). Ethical issues in breastfeeding and lactation interventions: a scoping review. Journal of Human Lactation.

Subramani, Supriya. (2023). Beyond Public Health and Private Choice: Breastfeeding, Embodiment and Public Health Ethics, Asian Bioethics Review.

Subramani Supriya. (2023). Emotions and affects: the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle of understanding risk attitudes in medical decision-making. Journal of Medical Ethics  Published Online First: 16 August 2023. doi: 10.1136/jme-2023-109374. Submitted version here.

Loughlin, M,  Dolezal, L,  Hutchinson, P,  Subramani, S,  Milani, R,  Lafarge, C. (2022)  Philosophy and the clinic: stigma, respect and shame. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.; 1- 6. doi:10.1111/jep.13755

Ashu, J.T., Mwangi, J., Subramani, S.,  Kaseje D., Ashuntantang G., Luyckx V. (2022). Challenges to the right to health in sub-Saharan Africa: reflections on inequities in access to dialysis for patients with end-stage kidney failure. International Journal for Equity in Health 21, 126.

Subramani, S., Biller-Andorno, N. Revisiting respect for persons: conceptual analysis and implications for clinical practice. Medicine Health Care and Philosophy. 25, 351–360 (2022).

Onarheim K, Ingleby D, Subramani S, Miljeteig I. (2021) Adopting an ethical approach to migration health policy, practice and research. BMJ Global Health;6:e006425.

Paramasivan S, Davies P, Richards A, Wade J, Rooshenas L, Mills N, Realpe A, Raj J, Subramani S, Ives J, Huxtable R, Blazeby J and Donovan J. (2021). What empirical research has been undertaken on the ethics of clinical research in India? A systematic scoping review and narrative synthesis to map the evidence. BMJ Global Health.

Subramani, Supriya. (2020). Moral Habitus: An approach to understanding embedded disrespectful practices, Developing World Bioethics. 1– 11.

Subramani, Supriya. (2020). The Social Construction of Incompetency: Moving Beyond Embedded Paternalism Toward the Practice of Respect. Health Care Analysis. 28, 249–265.

Subramani, Supriya. (2019). The rhetoric of 'passive patient' in the Indian medical negligence cases. Asian Bioethics Review. 

Subramani, Supriya. (2019). The uninformed spouse: Balancing confidentiality and other professional obligations. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3 (NS), p. 211-215.

Subramani, Supriya. (2019). Practising reflexivity: Ethics, methodology and theory construction. Methodological Innovations. | PDF

Subramani, Supriya. (2018). The moral significance of capturing micro-inequities in hospital settings. Social Science & Medicine, 209, 136-144.

Subramani, Supriya. (2017). Patient autonomy within real or valid consent: Samira Kohli’s case. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, 2(3), 184-9. | PDF

Blog, Feb 1st 2022| Poverty-induced stigma, shame and humiliation in healthcare settings

Blog, April 14th 2020| Salience of effective public communication and transparency during COVID-19

Subramani, S. 2014. | Am I ‘The Man’ On The Court. TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues).


Concept: Art, Episode 1 with Pat McConville. March 23 2024


On Situated knowledge, standpoint theory and interdisciplinary exploration’ on Undisciplinary with Christopher Meyes and Jane Williams.


Sydney Health Ethics Podcast on “Revisiting Respect for Persons: Conceptual Analysis and Implications for Clinical Practice”, Sept 7 2023

Podcast host and producer: Being Diagnosed with COVID-19: Reflecting on the experience with Dr. Usha Sriram. Oct 23 2020. 2020/#.X7UQ8C2ZNQI

Podcast host and producer: Ethics in Practice with Dr. Usha Sriram. Oct 22, 2020.

Podcast host and producer: Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Covid-19 with Valerie Luyckx, Aug 29 2020.

Under review 

Little Acts of Disrespect: Moral Recognition, Affective Injustice and Healthcare Ethics

Othering and Ethics of Belonging in Migrants' Healthcare Experiences

Practising reflexivity: Ethico-epistemological, political project?

Working papers

Doing Moral Phenomenology: Weaving in Reflexivity, Embodiment and Humility

Taking postcolonial approach to research ethics