BA (Reading), PhD (Keele)
Phillip Cole, as Professor of Applied Philosophy, has played a role in developing the research reputation and culture of SERG, with his work on the ethics of migration. During his time within SERG he has played a full role in the gaining of research grants (FP7), visiting scholars and fellows, and research student supervision. He has co-written a book published by Oxford University Press (with Christopher Heath Wellman, Debating The Ethics Immigration: Is There a Right to Exclude?
, 2011); co-edited a book (with Jonathan Seglow and Gideon Calder: Citizenship Acquisition and National Belonging: Migration, Membership and the Liberal Democratic State
, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010); published two journal articles and three book chapters; and given papers at international conferences in Copenhagen, New Orleans, Ottawa and Montreal.
He has received research grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and his work has received international recognition: his book on the ethics of migration received the annual prize from the North American Society for Social Philosophy for the best book published on social policy in 2000.
From 2002 to 2008 Professor Cole was the President of the UK Association for Legal and Social Philosophy. The connection between the theoretical and the social is central to his research, which aims to ethically inform policy and practice in civil society.