Professor Chris Megone

Professor Chris Megone

Centre Director and Professor of Inter-Disciplinary Applied Ethics

+44 (0)113 343 7888

Summary: Leading the development of its learning and teaching, research and professional ethics training and consultancy activities, and seeking to ensure their integration.

Professor Chris Megone founded the Centre in 2005.  His prime responsibility is to work with the Executive and Centre Manager to develop the strategic direction of the Centre in its mission to become a world class Centre for Inter-Disciplinary Applied Ethics. This includes leading the development of its learning and teaching, research and professional ethics training and consultancy activities, and seeking to ensure their integration.

Chris directs the work of the 11 Ethics Theme Teams and sits on various administrative committees within and beyond the Centre. He also teaches at undergraduate, taught Masters and PhD levels, in particular directing the MA in Biomedical and Health Care Ethics (campus) and MA in Applied and Professional Ethics (online). At undergraduate level he is mainly involved in teaching and material development with business ethics, medical ethics, and ethics in dentistry. His research is focused on medical ethics and business and professional ethics, moral psychology and Aristotelian ethics,

He has been a member of the Philosophy Department at Leeds since 1991, and previously taught at York. In 2007 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship.

He studied Classics at Oxford where he went on to do a BPhil and a DPhil in Philosophy. His main relaxations are with his family (wife, two daughters and a son), and in cricket, table-tennis, singing and walking.

Research Interests

  • Applied Ethics, especially medical ethics, business ethics and professional ethics
  • Plato and Aristotle
  • Rationality and Moral Psychology

Selected publications

  • S. Mason and C. Megone (eds.), European Neonatal Research: Consent, Ethics Committees, and Law (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001)
  • C. Megone and S. Robinson (eds.), Case Histories in Business Ethics (London: Routledge, 2002), available from Amazon.
  • “Mental Illness, Metaphysics, Facts and Values”, Philosophical Papers, Vol 36, No 3 (November 2007), pp. 399-426.
  • “Formation and Virtue, Academic and Professional” in J. Strain, R. Barnett, and P.Jarvis (eds), Universities, Ethics and Professions (Routledge, 2009), pp. 57-68, available from Amazon.
  • “Integrity, Virtue and the Financial Crisis” in Samuel Gregg and John Haldane (eds.), Profit, Prudence and Virtue: Essays in Ethics, Business and Management (St Andrews Studies in Philosophy and Public Affairs, Imprint Academic, 2009) (in press), pp195-210, available from Amazon.