Nic Zumaran

Lecturer (Academic Development – Ethics)

Nic Zumaran

Areas of expertise: public engagement, media production, philosophy of work, ethics, and the Catholic intellectual tradition.


Nic leads and coordinates ethics-related curriculum development, seminars, partnerships, as well as public programming and events within the Ethics Hub, the Core Curriculum, and the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Coordination). Prior to this, he coordinated public engagement for the Institute for Ethics and Society (IES) at the Sydney campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia. Nic recently produced and hosted the Virtues for the Times podcast as part of an IES initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also curated and moderated Notre Dame’s QndA public discussion series - exploring issues of social and ethical import – and currently co-directs the Scholarship at the Cathedral public lecture series – an initiative of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney in partnership with academic institutions, fostering intellectual life in the public forum. He has designed and taught in student leadership and mentoring programs, including various workshops in professional ethics ranging from decision making and conflict resolution to networking and leadership. Nic obtained a BA in Media and Communications from Murdoch University and is currently completing his MA Philosophy thesis on the philosophy of work in St Thomas Aquinas at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Nic is a writing contributor to the online news-service BioEdge.


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