(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences) Simon Whitby, Senior Lecturer at the University of Bradford Skip to content
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Simon Whitby

Senior Lecturer

Faculty/Dept/School School of Social Sciences
Emails.whitby@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 234187

Biography

Since 2009, Whitby has worked at the interface between the life science and national security communities to address the threat of deliberate disease in the context of rapidly advancing science and dual-use technology. Whitby’s work has focused on contributing to the discourse on dual-use biosecurity and bioethics and thus on raising awareness at government, civil society, life science and industry levels about the ethical, legal and social implications of life science research. He has been actively engaged in building a world-wide capability in dual-use bioethics to engage the scientific community in awareness-raising programmes about the importance of responsible conduct of life science research. Significantly he has developed a novel and innovative online distance learning Masters level train-the-trainer programme and short courses in Applied Dual-Use Biosecurity / Bioethics. Since 2009, Whitby has worked at the interface between the life science and national security communities to address the threat of deliberate disease in the context of rapidly advancing science and dual-use technology. Whitby’s work has focused on contributing to the discourse on dual-use biosecurity and bioethics and thus on raising awareness at government, civil society, life science and industry levels about the ethical, legal and social implications of life science research. He has been actively engaged in building a world-wide capability in dual-use bioethics to engage the scientific community in awareness-raising programmes about the importance of responsible conduct of life science research. Significantly he has developed a novel and innovative online distance learning Masters level train-the-trainer programme and short courses in Applied Dual-Use Biosecurity / Bioethics.

Research

Throughout the period 2015 to 2017, Dr Simon Whitby has continued his academic, applied academic, and policy work at the interface between the life-science, international security, ethics and law discourses, and has expanded his research and teaching profile with work he (with others) have pioneered on transformative research and teaching on dual-use bioethics and biological security. Throughout the period 2015 to 2017, Dr Simon Whitby has continued his academic, applied academic, and policy work at the interface between the life-science, international security, ethics and law discourses, and has expanded his research and teaching profile with work he (with others) have pioneered on transformative research and teaching on dual-use bioethics and biological security. Current Projects Dr Whitby is currently part of the Catalyst Project to roll out Team-Based Learning Teaching across the University of Bradford (with Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge, and Nottingham Trent). Current Projects Dr Whitby is currently part of the Catalyst Project to roll out Team-Based Learning Teaching across the University of Bradford (with Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge, and Nottingham Trent).