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Professor Simon Robinson

Professor Simon Robinson
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Professor Simon Robinson


Leeds Business School

0113 81 25346

About Professor Simon Robinson

Simon Robinson developed his academic work in business ethics and pastoral and social theology at Oxford, Heriot Watt, Edinburgh and Leeds Universities.

He now focuses on business and professional ethics, the nature and practice of responsibility, responsibility and pedagogy, governance, and leadership ethics across all sectors. Running throughout this is a concern about the meaning of responsibility, focused in virtues, culture and critical dialogue.

He works with the West Yorkshire Police as independent chair of their internal ethics committee, and has worked with many businesses and professional bodies, including Nestle, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Civil Engineering, on the development of ethical codes and culture. Based in this work he offers consultancy across the sectors on developing cultures of responsible practice, moving beyond CSR.

Current Teaching

  • Business Executive and Good Governance
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Leadership and Governance
  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Research Interests

Research areas include:

  • spirituality, ethics
  • leadership and management
  • critical leadership theory
  • philosophy of responsibility (bridging the gap between theory, values and practice)
  • governance
  • Islam and responsibility
  • responsibility and Higher Education
  • responsibility and pedagogy
  • integrity
  • the relationship between moral, intellectual, practical, social, psychological, and political values

Selected Publications

Journal articles (5)

Books (10)

  • Robinson SJ; Smith J (2014) Co-charismatic Leadership: Critical Perspectives on Spirituality Ethics and Leadership. Frontiers in Business Ethics 10. 1st Edition Oxford: Peter Lang.
  • Robinson SJ; Dowson (2012) Business Ethics in Practice. Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
  • Robinson S (2011) Leadership Responsibility. New International Studies in Applied Ethics 3 Oxford: Peter Lang.
  • Robinson S; Kenyon A (2009) Ethics in the Alcohol Industry. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Robinson S (2007) Spirituality, Ethics and Care. Jessica Kingsley Pub.
  • Parry J; Robinson S; Watson N; Nesti M (2007) Sport and Spirituality: an introduction. Routledge.
  • Katulushi C; Robinson SJ (2005) Values in Higher Education. Aureus and University of Leeds.
  • Robinson S; Kendrick K; Brown A (2003) Spirituality and the Practice of Health Care. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Megone C (2002) Case Histories in Business Ethics. Psychology Press.
  • Robinson SJ (2001) Agape, Moral Meaning and Pastoral Counselling. Aureus Publishing.

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