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Profile: Andy Miah

Bioethicist, Academic and Journalist

Since 2014, Professor Andy Miah has been Chair in Science Communication & Future Media, at the University of Salford, Manchester. In this capacity, he has devised, developed, and delivered a programme of science communication and public engagement activity across the year, working with colleagues from all over the university. He is a member of various university committees, providing leadership in areas of industry collaboration, digital futures, diversity and inclusion, and research and development. Formerly a Professor of Ethics & Emerging Technologies at the University of the West of Scotland, where he was the founder and Director of the Creative Futures Institute; a cross-faculty research unit focused on bringing together research perspectives around key questions confronting the future of humanity.

Andy has held several roles with media outlets, notably the Conversation and the Huffington Post. He interviewed fortnightly for the world’s media, where some of his most well-received work includes writing for the Washington Post, Wired, The Guardian, The Independent, interviewing for Andrew Marr, appearing live on BBC Newsnight, Sky News, BBC World and BBC News 24. Several broadsheet newspapers and magazines have also written profile pieces about him and his work, including the Spanish national El Pais and Scotland on Sunday. Andy has also been interviewed by such magazines as Glamour, Vogue, Wallpaper* and Fortune. Andy is a Board member with the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester, and British Esports Association. He is also a Commission Member for the Global Esports Federation and Committee Member for the Agora Panel for Science Communication within the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Andy gives around 30 invited lectures and international keynotes each year and is a regular contributor to science festivals, recently Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Manchester and the Battle of Ideas in London.