Researching ethics at the University of Oxford

My name is Edward, and I am the incoming McDonald Postdoctoral Fellow in Christian Ethics and Public Life at the University of Oxford. I work on law and religion, responsible business, and ethics in public life.

As a member of the Oxford Character Project, I research culture in UK financial services firms. I also hold a junior research fellowship at Blackfriars Hall Oxford (2020-2023), am a senior reader with the Canterbury Institute (2019-Pres), and serve as an academic consultant for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK program (2014-Pres).

My book, A Christian Approach to Corporate Religious Liberty, has been featured on the New Books Network and was included in the 2020 Law and Religion bibliography of the Association of American Law Schools. My scholarly papers have been published in top-tier journals, including Studies in Christian Ethics, the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, and the Journal of Church and State. I have spoken to policy audiences at the Centre for Social Justice and the Institute for Economic Affairs. And I have written popular articles for the Berkley Center at Georgetown University, the Canopy Forum at Emory University, and have made several guest appearances on live radio with the Voice of Islam UK.

For entrepreneurs, I design programs that promote business growth, economic inclusion, and responsible leadership across sectors. Most notably, I work with industry experts and leading business-school faculty to design the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK curriculum. My module on sales and marketing for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative on Coursera (available in Portuguese and Spanish) has been taken by tens of thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide.

I teach undergraduates in theology, ethics, and political theory at the University of Oxford, as well as postgraduate students in character and leadership with the Oxford Character Project. I am a graduate of New York University (BM Music and Business) and the University of Oxford (MSt, DPhil Theological Ethics).

Through rigorous scholarship, personalized teaching, and research-based programming, I seek to promote human flourishing in business and society.

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Faculty of Theology and Religion
University of Oxford
Oxford, OX2 6GG, United Kingdom

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