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Staff profile: Dr Anna Abram

Head of Pastoral and Social Studies, Lecturer in Ethics, Programme Convenor of MA in Contemporary Ethics

Born in Poland, Anna completed her first degree in theology with special focus on moral theology at Cardinal Wyszynski University in Warsaw and then received her MTh and PhD in Christian Ethics from Heythrop College. She is a co-editor of the Bloomsbury Studies in Global Ethics book series, Assistant Editor of the journal Forum Philosophicum and serves on editorial boards of The Family Forum and Studia Bobolanum.

"My research work is in philosophical, theological and several areas of applied ethics including geroethics. My latest passion is the concept of moral imagination, which I explore by drawing insights from art, especially literature and visual arts. The new postgraduate module 'Moral Imagination, Art & Spirituality' aims to channel this new interdisciplinary interest and findings. The other postgraduate modules I teach are 'Moral Development, Reasoning & Decision Making' and 'Ethical Issues Today'. As Head of Department of Pastoral and Social Studies I am keen to foster interdisciplinary research. Our department is home to several disciplines and we are very fortunate to offer seven postgraduate programmes and promote a number of cutting-edge PhDs' projects."