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Dr Richard Penny 

Learn with US Transition Officer

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Richard joined the Learn With US transition team in 2014, having worked previously as a Teaching Fellow in Politics. He has a PhD in Political Philosophy and a background in teaching and research focused on economic inequality and social justice. He offers taster lectures on these subjects and is happy to take questions from students writing EPQs in related areas.

Research interests

Richard's research interests include:

  • Economic inequality
  • Distributive justice
  • Ethics and global ethics
  • Environmental politics
  • European politics
  • Research methods and philosophy of science


Richard was previously a secondary teacher of citizenship and religious education, and has lectured and taught on the following university modules:


  • Philosophy, Methodology and Research Design
  • Academic skills for the Social Sciences
  • Contemporary Theories of Justice
  • Issues in Contemporary Politics 
  • Contemporary Theories of Justice 
  • Democracy and the Modern State
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Global Justice: Theories and Debates



Dr Richard Penny
Learn with US Transition George Thomas Building 37, Room 4113 University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ email: Twitter: @RichLearnWithUS
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