Dr Stephen Clarke

James Martin Research Fellow

Steve Clarke is a Senior Research Associate in the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University. He is currently a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, together with Julian Savulescu and C.A.J. Coady: ‘Moral Conservatism, Human Enhancement and the “Affective Revolution” in Moral Psychology’ (2013-15). He is the author of over sixty papers in refereed journals and edited collections, as well as two books, including The Justification of Religious Violence, Malden MA, Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming. He is also a co-editor of three books. The most recent of these is Clarke, S., Powell, R. and Savulescu. J. (eds.) 2013. Religion, Intolerance and Conflict: a Scientific and Conceptual Investigation, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Fields of special interest: Philosophy of Science, Bioethics, Applied Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Cognitive Science of Religion.

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• Clarke, S., (ongoing),  I am on leave from my ongoing position as a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics in Australia. I have undertaken a number of collaborative projects with academics who are or have been based there including Jessica Wolfendale, Neil Levy and Adrian Walsh. ,
• Clarke, S., (ongoing),  Collaborated Extensively with Associate Professor Justin Oakley, Director of the Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash University.
• Clarke, S., (2008-09), 'Science and Religious Conflict. ' Collaboration with Professor Roger Trigg from the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at Oxford, as well as Julian Savulescu on successful AHRC grant application, www.src.ox.ac.uk


• Clarke, S., (2007), 'E-Horizons Institute', Project Participant at the "Trust and Ethics in E-Science" workshop.  Named in FP7 grant application,
• Clarke, S., (2007), Collaborated with Environmental Change Institute, Participant in the "Commodifying Carbon:  The Ethics of Markets in Nature" Workshop
• Clarke, S., (2007), Collaborated with Emergent Infections of Humans, Participant at the "Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethics and Infectious Disease:  Limiting Liberty in Contexts of Contagion