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Chair in Science Communication & Future Media, University of Salford

Professor Andy Miah is Chair of Science Communication & Future Media, in the School of Science, Engineering, and Environment, University of Salford, Manchester.

I am Chair in Science Communication & Future Media and lead the #SciComm Space at the University of Salford. I am also a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, USA and an Advisory Board Member for the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester, Advisory Board Member for the British Esports Association, Commission Member for the Global Esports Federation and Committee Member of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

My research discusses the intersections of art, ethics, technology and culture and I have published broadly in areas of emerging technologies, particularly related to human enhancement. I have published over 150 academic articles in refereed journals and books, along with writing op eds for magazines and newspapers, such as the Washington Post and the Independent.

I have also given over 300 major conference presentations over the last decade at which I am often invited to speak about philosophical and ethical issues concerning technology in society. I regularly interview for a range of major media companies, which have included BBC’s Newsnight and Start the Week with Andrew Marr, ABC’s’ The 7:30 Review and CBC’s The Hour.

I have authored 9 books and in 2017 I published the long-awaited book ‘Sport 2.0’ with The MIT Press, the first book to approach the growing mixed-reality future of sports, considering how digital technology is changing the athlete, spectator, and officials experience of sport.


  • –present
    Chair in Science Communication & Digital Media, University of Salford
  • 2008–2014
    Chair professor, University of the West of Scotland
  • 2006–2008
    Reader in New Media & Bioethics, University of the West of Scotland
  • 2002–2006
    Lecturer in Science & Research Ethics, University of Glasgow


  • 2006 
    University of Glasgow, Medical Law & Ethics
  • 2002 
    De Montfort University, PhD in Bioethics, Technology, & Sport Science
  • 1997 
    De Montfort University, BA (Hons) Sport Science & Leisure Studies


  • 2017
    Sport 2.0, MIT Press
  • 2012
    The Olympics, Routledge
  • 2008
    Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty, Liverpool University Press
  • 2008
    The Medicalization of Cyberspace, Routledge
  • 2004
    Genetically Modified Athletes: Biomedical Ethics, Gene Doping, & Sport, Routledge