Professor Steven D Edwards


After working in the fields of intellectual disability and psychiatric nursing, Steven left nursing to study philosophy at the University of Manchester (UK) from where he obtained BA, M phil, and PhD degrees.

After studying and teaching in the Dept of Philosophy at Manchester he worked as a Senior lecturer in philosophy at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University, before moving to join the Centre for Philosophy and Healthcare at University of Wales Swansea in 1995. He obtained a University of Wales personal chair in Philosophy of Healthcare in 2004.

Over the past 25 years he has specialised in ethics and philosophy in the context of healthcare. He was founding co-editor of the journal Nursing Philosophy (Wiley) and has published books in philosophy of nursing, nursing ethics, philosophy of disability, philosophy of mind, and relativism.

His most recent book is an edited collection (with Prof T Schramme) comprising almost 70 contributions entitled Handbook of Philosophy of Medicine which is to be published by Springer later this year (2016).

In addition to these books, he has published approximately seventy academic papers, including a small number in Welsh, and is also Chair of ABMU Health Board Clinical Ethics Committee.