My research covers responsible business, law and religion, and ethics in public life. I reach across disciplinary boundaries to answer tough moral questions and generate actionable insights.
Edward is an ethicist and research fellow at the University of Oxford.
His research covers responsible business, law and religion, and theological ethics. He also creates high-impact programs for ambitious entrepreneurs.
For almost a decade, Edward has helped design the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK initiative, which supports over 2,000 small business owners in Great Britain. His marketing module for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women on Coursera has been taken by tens of thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide.
Edward is the McDonald Postdoctoral Fellow in Christian Ethics and Public Life at the University of Oxford. His work features qualitative, philosophical, and theological methods.
On a John Templeton Foundation project, he researches character and culture in finance. He also serves as an academic consultant, working on entrepreneurship programs, at Saïd Business School. Edward’s book, A Christian Approach to Corporate Religious Liberty, was included in the 2020 Law and Religion bibliography of the Association of American Law Schools. His scholarly papers can be found in top journals, including Studies in Christian Ethics, the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, and the Journal of Church and State. His research has been shared with policymakers and the wider public at the Centre for Social Justice, the Institute for Economic Affairs, the Financial Conduct Authority, and the Voice of Islam UK.
When he’s not practicing kung fu, Edward enjoys making music for others. Here’s a musical favourite, a viral flick for the Dominican friars in NYC.
Faculty of Theology and Religion
University of Oxford
Oxford, OX2 6GG, United Kingdom
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