Mike McNamee is Professor of Applied Ethics. He has lectured for 30 years in the fields of education, medicine, sport, and engineering. He has a dual background in sports (BA, MA) and philosophy (MA, PhD) and has specialised in applied ethics in these fields over the last 20 years.
His work ranges from theoretical scholarship to applied work, with organisations that care about the ethical aims and standards of their professional practice. He has assisted, consulted and/or researched for a large number of organisations including the European Commission, the FA, UCI, UNESCO, UK Anti Doping, UK Sport and WADA.
A former President of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, he is the founding Editor of the international research journal “Sport, Ethics and Philosophy” (2007), is author/Editor of 16 books and more than 100 published essays. His recent books include “Sport, Medicine, Ethics” (Routledge, 2014) and the state of the art “Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport” (Routledge, 2015).
He has just completed a survey of all 28 EU member states with respect to doping prevention in recreational sport, and is currently working on a new book “Genetics, Bioethics and Sport” (Routledge, 2016).
He holds/has held Visiting Professorships at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium; Hunan Normal University, China; Linfield College, Oregon, USA; University of Peloponnese, Greece, Norwegian University of Sports Sciences, Oslo; Russian International Olympic University in Sochi, Russia; University of Canterbury, New Zealand; and University of Gent, Belgium.
Luca Börger is Associate Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity. He lectures in Movement Ecology, Ecological Statistics and Scientific Communication.
He has a dual background in Zoology (PhD, MSc) and arts (BMus) and before doing science he worked as a free-lance horn player for over 10 years in symphony, opera and chamber orchestras and chamber ensembles, performing in Europe and Japan.
His research interests are in behavioural ecology, community ecology and biodiversity dynamics, including applied aspects related to agroecology, food security and natural resource management. His work is not system specific but question-driven and as such he works on contrasting study systems (invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants), using experimental, statistical, and simulation modelling approaches.
He is passionate about peer review, scientific publication and research integrity and is Associate Editor for the Journal of Animal Ecology, for Methods in Ecology and Evolution, and for Integrative Zoology, and Review Editor for Endangered Species Research.
He is Member of the British Ecological Society, the Ecological Society of America, and the Society for Conservation Biology. In addition to Research Integrity and Scientific Publications, his interests in ethics concern also the ethical foundations of Conservation Biology and Agriculture and the use of animals for scientific research.
David is a Professor of International Relations and Public Policy and founding Director of the Global Drug Policy Observatory (2013).
He was appointed as a lecturer at Swansea University in 2000 and since then has been visiting faculty at universities in the US, Australia, Hungary, India and Hong Kong.
David has been researching aspects of drug policy for over 20 years with his main areas of interest being US drug policy, the UN and international drug policy and more recently counter narcotic strategies in Afghanistan.
He has written two major research monographs - The United States and International Drug Control, 1909-1997 (Continuum, 2001) and International Drug Control: Consensus Fractured (Cambridge University Press, 2012) - a number of book chapters and published in a wide range of academic journals. David has given papers in Europe, North American and Australia and is a frequent speaker or invited participant at civil society and government drug policy dialogues, colloquia and symposiums.
He has collaborated with and produced policy reports for a range of drug policy organisations beyond academia and at present is an Associate of the International Drug Policy Consortium and a Research Fellow of the Transnational Institute’s Drugs and Democracy Programme.
Caroline joined Swansea University in 2017 as an Associate Professor in Law.
She was previously at the University of Southampton where she was a founding member and (co-) Director of the Centre for Health Ethics and Law (HEAL) from 2005-2015.
Her research interests lie at the intersections of health care, family and tort law, with a particular emphasis (historically) on assisted conception, surrogacy, kinship and legal parenthood.
More recently she has focused on exploring the role of test case litigation in shaping health care law, and on scoping potential liabilities for medical decision-making tools, together with colleagues at UCL and the University of Southampton.
She has spoken or given evidence at a number of Nuffield Council on Bioethics events on the legal and policy challenges arising from mitochondrial donation/replacement, genes and parenting, and (non-) disclosure of information on donor conception. She was an advisory panel member for the Progress Educational Trust project on donor conception, funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Gideon Calder is Director of the Social Policy programme at Swansea, and lectures primarily on social justice and applied ethics. He studied Philosophy and Politics at the University of York, before obtaining a PhD in Philosophy from Cardiff University. After teaching at Cardiff and at the Open University, he taught for many years at the University of South Wales, where he was latterly Professor of Social Ethics.
Initially focused on pragmatism as an approach to philosophy, his work has become steadily more ‘applied’ – concerned with how theoretical concepts can shed light on and help resolve issues in policy and practice. Over time, those issues have ranged from sporting boycotts to sexual consent, and from climate change to social mobility. They now primarily concern social policy. He is currently working on the ethics of co-production, on well-being policy (specifically, in Wales), and on the idea that children might have equal life chances – and what it would mean to achieve that.
He is author or editor of 9 books, with a 10th forthcoming: the 36-chapter Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children, co-edited with Anca Gheaus and Jurgen De Wispelaere. He has published over 25 refereed journal articles, and over 30 book chapters and similar pieces. Formerly editor of Res Publica: A Journal of Moral, Legal and Social Philosophy, he currently co-edits the Routledge journal Ethics and Social Welfare.
He is a regular reviewer of research proposals for the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Independent Social Research Foundation. His own work has been funded by Health & Care Research Wales, by the European Commission (6th and 7th Framework Programmes), the ESRC and the AHRC.
He is a fellow of the RSA, a member of Newport Fairness Commission, and a former Chair of the Association for Social and Political Philosophy. Recent media appearances include The Moral Maze (BBC Radio 4) and The Big Questions (BBC1).
Carlos Garcia de Leaniz is Professor of Aquatic BioSciences and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research (CSAR). He obtained his BSc in Marine Biology at the University of Victoria (BC, Canada) and his PhD (Zoology) at the University Aberdeen (UK), followed by post-doctoral research at the University of Glasgow and ZSL London.
He has +30 years experience in the fields of Fish Behaviour, Conservation and Ecology, and Aquaculture-Environment Interactions. He teaches on fish welfare, conservation of aquatic resources, exploratory data analysis, and fisheries and aquaculture at Swansea University.
In addition, he is a visiting Professor of Aquaculture at the University of La Laguna (Spain), and Crete (Greece). He has acted as grant reviewer in the UK, Norway, Chile, the EU, Switzerland, and the US, and serves as Academic Editor for PLoS ONE. Much of his research is highly applied, has consistently attracted media interest, and is serving to inform policy.
In addition to his scientific outputs, he has published +30 articles disseminating popular science and is regularly involved in giving presentations to the public, angling clubs, fish farmers, and policy makers. He was awarded the 2014 ‘Living Streams’ prize for his contribution to the conservation of Atlantic salmon.
His work has appeared in NERC Planet Earth, BBC News Wales, Wikipedia, Practical Fish Keeping, National Geographic, and was also the In Focus Editorial choice for Animal Behaviour. He has an interest in the welfare of animals used in research, research integrity, and deception in science.
He chairs the Ethics Committee of the College of Science, and the Department of BioSciences, and is a member of the Centre of Excellence for Food Security (CEFS), the Animal Welfare and Ethics Review Body (AWERB), the Research Integrity and Governance Subcommittee, and the Animal Welfare Research Network (AWRN).
Dr Simon Brooks is a head of department at Swansea School of Management, director of the Centre for Responsible Organisation and Social Innovation, and chairs the school’s Enterprise and Innovation Committee.
He lectures in corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. When entering higher education from financial services, he undertook his doctoral work at Cardiff School of Social Sciences examining corporate social responsibility in small businesses.
Simon has continued to pursue this research agenda, producing a range of publications as well as leading two significant CSR projects funded by the Welsh Assembly Government.
He was chair of the British Academy of Management Special Interest Group in Sustainable and Responsible Business from 2010 to 2013. Currently Simon is a visiting fellow at the International Centre for CSR at Nottingham University and is a member of South Wales Police Ethics Committee.
Simon has designed, validated and led MBA and doctoral programmes at Swansea and his previous institution. He has been a guest lecturer for the guided doctorate programme at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, as well as providing invited talks on CSR at The University of Southampton and on strategic analysis at Birkbeck College (University of London).
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