Research at Leeds Beckett
Professor Simon Robinson
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.
- Business Executive and Good Governance
- Stakeholder Management
- Leadership and Governance
- Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Research areas include:
- spirituality, ethics
- leadership and management
- critical leadership theory
- philosophy of responsibility (bridging the gap between theory, values and practice)
- Islam and responsibility
- responsibility and Higher Education
- responsibility and pedagogy
- the relationship between moral, intellectual, practical, social, psychological, and political values
- Are we still the good guys?
- Reputation, reputation I ha’ lost my reputation: Beauty contest or integrity?
- Governance under questions following FIFA corruption arrests
- ‘Shared society’ and the ‘business case’
- Follow the leader?
- Governance and Poppies
- Politics and business: who is governing whom?
- Leadership and hope - how can leadership inspire hope?