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Southampton Ethics Centre

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We aim to build on existing interdisciplinary ethics teaching, and to nurture interdisciplinary research and outreach.

Part of Law, Medicine, Philosophy

About

With members from departments/schools including Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, History, Law, Management, Medicine, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology and Social Policy, and from research centres including C2G2, CELS, CLEG, HEAL and the Parkes Institute, the Southampton Ethics Centre organises ethics-focused events and showcases ethics-related multi-disciplinary work already under way at the University.

The Southampton Ethics Centre organises ethics-related events, aims to nurture collaborations across the University on ethics-related issues, and to publicise ethics-focused events.

Among the events organised by the Southampton Ethics Centre are the annual Ethical Challenges Lecture, and the annual PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) Lecture.

We also host a Southampton Ethics Centre Seminar each semester, as well as a series of online workshops, on topics such as the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, the Ethics of Race, and the Ethics of Climate Change.

We also publish regular bulletins containing information about ethics-related events and activities across the university.

News and events

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People, projects and publications

People

Professor Aaron Ridley

Professor in Philosophy

Research interests

  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophy of Music
  • Nietzsche

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Alex Gregory

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • desire, preference
  • metaethics
  • wellbeing, happiness

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Professor Andrea Russell

Professor of Physical Electrochemistry

Research interests

  • Structure/property relationships in electrocatalysts
  • Development and application of syncrotron based spectroscopic techniques for operando characterisation of electrocatalysts, electrode structures, and electrochemical interfaces
  • Development and application of vibrational spectroscopies (IR and Raman) to study electrochemical interfaces and reactions
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Professor Andrew Pinnock

Professor

Research interests

  • Arts management and cultural policy; cultural economics
  • Seventeenth-century English opera
  • Aspects of organology, especially the early twentieth-century English recorder revival.
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Emeritus Professor Anne Curry

Research interests

  • The Hundred Years War
  • The reign of Henry V
  • The battle of Agincourt 1415
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Dr Anne Mcbride

Senior Lecturer
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Dr Brian Mcelwee

Lecturer in Philosophy

Research interests

  • Normative Ethics
  • Applied Ethics, esp Global Poverty
  • Metaethics and Normativity

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Brian Pickering MA, PGCert, MSc, DPhil, MBPsS, MBCS

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • technology use, especially in healthcare
  • the ethics of AI and explainable AI from a user perspective

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Professor Chris Armstrong

Professor of Political Theory

Research interests

  • Global justice
  • Climate justice
  • Ocean justice and ocean politics

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Dr Chris Mclean

Principal Teaching Fellow
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Contact us

Dr Brian McElwee, the Director of the Southampton Ethics Centre, welcomes your enquiries.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton, SO17 1BF

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We’re open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm UK time