Kevin Macnish

Academic, Consultant, and Philosopher in Leeds, United Kingdom

Kevin Macnish

Academic, Consultant, and Philosopher in Leeds, United Kingdom

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Kevin Macnish is a Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Applied Ethics at the University of Leeds. He lectures in engineering and computer science, leading online modules for an MA in Applied and Professional Ethics, and undertaking consultancy work with an ethical focus in security, data analytics and surveillance.

Kevin's research is in the ethics of surveillance, security and technology. He is currently working on a book on surveillance ethics for Routledge.  Kevin is the author of several academic articles on surveillance ethics in Surveillance and Society, Ethics and Information Technology, and Ethical Theory Moral Practice. He has also authored popular pieces for the Philosophers' Magazine, Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, eIR, and Pursuit Magazine. He has spoken at the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology and the Intelligence and Security Committee. Kevin has also been interviewed on BBC television and radio and on Channel 4.

Kevin conducts ethical analysis for security and ICT projects. He has been involved with a number of European Union FP-7 projects and works as an independent ethics expert for the European Commission's Horizon 2020 and Marie Curie programmes.

  • Work
    • University of Leeds
  • Education
    • PhD Philosophy
    • MA Philosophy
    • MA Theology
    • MA International Relations
    • BA (Hons) Philosophy