Andy Miah Edit Profile
Miah earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leisure Studies from De Montfort University in Leicestershire in 1997, then earned a doctorate (PhD) focusing on Bioethics, Philosophy of Technology and Genetic Enhancement from De Montfort in 2002. In 2006, he earned a master's degree (MPhil) in Medical Law and Ethics from.
His work often focuses on technology and posthumanism. Miah is Chair in Science Communication and Digital Media at the University of Salford. He is also a Fellow for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Fellow at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool and Global Director for the Centre for Policy and Emerging Technologies.
His research discusses ethical and cultural issues arising from new technologies and is informed by an interest in applied philosophy, technology, and culture. He has contributed to various international projects, including the European Union inquiry into Human Enhancement and projects based at The Hastings Center, where he was a Visiting Scholar in 2002. Miah has published over 130 research papers, including articles in Nature, The Lancet, the Journal of Medical Ethics, CTHEORY, and Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology.
He has also written for leading newspapers, including The Observer, The Times, The Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and The Guardian. He has interviewed for over 100 media outlets include the flagship television news programmes in the UK (BBC, Newsnight), Canada (CBC, The National) and Australia (ABC, The 7:30 Report) where he is frequently called on to discuss humanity's use of technology in the future. He has also appeared on numerous radio programmes, recently BBC Radio 4's Start the Week with Andrew Marr.
Miah is an Editorial board member for numerous journals and is Associate Editor for New Media & Communications in Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology and Associate Editor for the International Journal of Technoethics. In recent years, he has developed the field of BioArt and was Chair of the Posthumanism theme and Executive Committee member for the 2009 International Symposium of Electronic Art. He is also part of the organizing team for the Abandon Normal Devices festival of new cinema and digital culture, which developed from the cultural programme of the London Olympics and Paralympic Games.
He is also curator of Salford University's delivery within Manchester Science Festival and sits on the steering group for Manchester 2016 European City of Science.
Member of British Philosophy of Sport Association (executive council member since 2003), International Association Philosophy of Sport since 2002, British Society Ethical Theory, Society Applied Philosophy, Leisure Studies Association, International Association Bioethics, Royal Institution Great Britian (honorary).
Life partner Beatriz Garcia.