Wayne Williams

Wayne Williams

Lecturer/ Associate Dean (Student Experience)

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics


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Wayne Williams is a lecturer in the School of Law and Politics and Associate Dean (Student Experience) for the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics.

His main research interests are in non-human animal ethics and environmental philosophy, metaethics, terrorism studies and related issues in contemporary political philosophy.

In recent years he has chaired sessions on non-human animal ethics at Oxford University, been an invited panel member in a national debates series on the ethics of vivisection, chaired local, live-streamed hustings for General Election 2017 candidates and presented and published papers on non-human animal ethics, metaethics and terrorism.


Research Interests

  • Non-human animal ethics

  • Environmental philosophy

  • Metaethics

  • Applied ethics

  • Terrorism studies

  • Political philosophy

Research groups

  • Institute of Applied Ethics (associate member)

  • Society of Applied Ethics


Book chapters

‘Enchanted Worlds and Animal Others’, in Animal Ethics and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy, Aaltola E and Hadley J (eds.), (December 2014), London: Rowman and Little.

‘And the Animals Show Their Veins: Predation, Vivisection and Moral Innocence’, in Intervention or Protest: Acting for Non-Human Animals, Woodhall A and Garmendia de Trinidade G (eds.), (October 2016), Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press.


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list


  • Politics, Ethics and War

  • The Power of Ideas

  • Introduction to Philosophy I

  • Introduction to Philosophy II

  • The Philosophy of Contemporary Thought and Culture

  • Moral Philosophy

  • Animals Ethics: Philosophy, Politics and Law

  • Terrorism, War and Ethics

  • The Politics and Philosophy of the Environment


  • Philosophical Texts and Theories

  • Contemporary Terrorism Studies

Research PhDs

Mr Williams welcomes applications in the areas of non-human animal ethics and the ethics of terrorism.

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA Hons (Galway)