Dr Elizabeth Ellis

Dr Elizabeth Ellis

Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Applied Ethics

+44 (0)113 343 8230

Summary: Elizabeth is a Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Applied Ethics, and divides her time between teaching and undertaking external consulting in applied ethics.

Location: IDEA Centre


Elizabeth's undergraduate teaching includes business ethics, environmental ethics and corporate social responsibility.  At postgraduate level, she teaches on the Centre's MA in Biomedical and Health Care Ethics (online and campus) and MA in Applied and Professional Ethics (online), as well as teaching professional ethics on MA programmes in the business school.

Before taking up her post at the IDEA Centre, Elizabeth completed her PhD in Applied Ethics at the University of Edinburgh.  Her PhD thesis concerned the ethics of economic sanctions and addresses the issue of how we can justify imposing (or not imposing) economic sanctions in various different contexts. 

She is interested in all areas of applied ethics and political philosophy but her particular research interests are just war theory, collective responsibility and the ethical issues surrounding punishment and coercion.

Before that, Elizabeth worked as an auditor at Deloitte for several years and she is a chartered accountant (ACA).