Dr John Owens
Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy
John is an applied philosopher by training and a member of the Centre for Public Policy Research. He was founding director of the BA Social Sciences programme at King’s and teaches across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Education, Communication & Society.
His research focuses on applying philosophical, political and sociological theories and qualitative empirical methodologies to contemporary issues in the areas of environmental, education and healthcare policy. He has a particular interest in exploring the relationship between ontology, epistemology and ethics, particularly as this pertains to questions of autonomy, equity and justice. He has used a combination of critical realism and the capabilities approach to inform much of his research.
For further details please see his Research Staff Profile.