Rasita Vinay

Rasita Vinay

Visiting Scholar


Rasita Vinay has recently completed her Master of Bioethics from Monash University, Australia, and previously obtained her Bachelor of Science, with a major in Neuroscience, from the University of Melbourne, Australia. During her master’s, Rasita completed a 6-month internship with Global Bioethics Initiative, an NGO with special consultative status to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations in New York, USA. Her master’s thesis was titled ‘Should an opt-out scheme for deceased kidney donations be adopted? The plausibility of the opt-in vs. opt-out debate’. Rasita’s research provided an ethical insight to altruistic kidney donation, with special focus on Utilitarianism, while also drawing upon international policies and guidelines to settle the opt-in vs. opt-out debate in an Australian context.

Rasita is at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics currently as a visiting scholar, and is hoping to begin her PhD at the IBME from September. With special interests in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, she hopes to pursue her doctoral research on international policy guidelines for dementia patients in palliative care settings.

Research interests

- Organ Donation
- Palliative and End-of-Life Care
- Patient Autonomy and Informed Consent
- Decision-Making
- Neuroethics
- Digital Health