Ed studied politics and philosophy at the University of Sheffield (1987-91) and Essex University (1991-92) before undertaking doctoral reaearch on the problem of justice between generations at Warwick University (1994-98). After defending his PhD thesis on the topic of 'Intergenerational justice and climate change', he held teaching and research positions at the universities of Southampton (1997-1999), Keele (1999-2002), Lund (2002-04), and Birmingham (2004-06). He returned to Warwick in September 2006 as Assistant Professor (2006-07) and thereafter Associate Professor (2007-) in Politics and Political Theory. Ed has strong ties to research and teaching in Scandinavia and is a visiting researcher fellow at the Department of Government (Uppsala University) and The Institute of Future Studies (Stockholm).
Ed's research interests cover a range of topics issues in political theory, normative ethics, and international environmental politics. He particularly welcomes doctoral applications and research collaborations focusing on the international and intergenerational political challenges posed by global climate change. He has been a peer-reviewer for over 30 academic journals and is currently an external evaluator for a number of research funding awarding bodies including the Economic and Social Research Council, European Research Council, and Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission (FP7).
Ed is the author of (Edward Elgar) (2006, hardback) (2007, paperback) and he has published peer reviewed articles on variety of topics in global, intergenerational and environmental justice in journals such as Political Studies, Environmental Politics, International Theory, Journal of Global Ethics, The Monist, and Critical Review of International, Social, and Political Philosophy (CRISPP). A list of publications and citation information can be found here .and you can read his open access publications here.
Teaching and Supervision
Current and Past Administrative roles
Ed is currently Chair of the Department’s research ethics committee and is a former Director of Research Degrees and Early Career Research Co-ordinator.
Centre for Ethics, Law and Public Affairs (CELPA) and the Department’sPolitical Theory Cluster. He is also an affiliated researcher on the Climate Ethics and Future Generations research project 2018-2023 (Bank of Sweden: Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm).