Our Centre is home to a diverse research community of staff and students. We explore a huge range of ethical issues, and share our insights with colleagues across the University and beyond.
Our research is also informed by our extensive work with professionals around the world. This ensures that our research responds to the latest social, technological, and political developments as they occur.
Our research centres around eight broad themes, which each represent a variety of different interests. We also engage in inter-disciplinary research with other subject areas across the University.
Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data research theme explores the use of data and AI in areas like engineering, banking, and robotics.More
Ethics and Climate Change
The Ethics and Climate Change research theme explores the roles and duties of professionals in various sectors in relation to global environmental challenges.More
Ethics, Culture and Decision-Making
The Ethics, Culture and Decision-Making research theme explores how human ethics are impacted by contextual factors such as environment and culture.More
The Healthcare Ethics research theme explores a range of ethical issues relating to medicine and healthcare, including consent, sexual ethics, and mental illness.More
History of Ethics
The History of Ethics research theme explores how the ethical and philosophical enquiries of previous eras can inform today’s work in applied ethics.More
Leadership Ethics, Persuasion and Public Reason
The Leadership Ethics, Persuasion and Public Reason research theme explores the ways in which people influence the beliefs and actions of others.More
The Moral Psychology research theme explores a range of ethical issues relating to moral psychology, including desire, rationality, psychopathy, and love.More
The Professional Ethics research theme explores ethics in sectors like finance, engineering, and government, often through commissioned research projects.More
Our researchers frequently undertake commissioned research as part of our Professional Ethics research theme. We also offer a variety of consultancy services for businesses and professional bodies.
Our research is highly diverse, and examines the application of ethics in many different aspects of human life.
Explore our research projects to find out more.