Chair in Science Communication & Future Media, University of Salford

Professor Andy Miah is Chair in Science Communication & Future Media, in the School of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester. He is also Global Director for the Centre for Policy and Emerging Technologies, Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, USA and Fellow at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, UK. He is author of ‘Genetically Modified Athletes’ (2004 Routledge) and co-author with Dr Emma Rich of ‘The Medicalization of Cyberspace’ (2008, Routledge), Editor of ‘Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty’ (2008, Liverpool University Press and FACT) and co-author with Dr Beatriz Garcia of ‘The Olympics’ (2012, Routledge). Professor Miah’s research discusses the intersections of art, ethics, technology and culture and he has published broadly in areas of emerging technologies, particularly related to human enhancement. Professor Miah has published over 150 academic articles in refereed journals, books, magazines, and national media press on the subjects of cyberculture, medicine, technology, and sport. He has also given over 100 major conference presentations and he is often invited to speak about philosophical and ethical issues concerning technology in society. Professor Miah regularly interviews 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. He often publishes essays for media outlets, which have included the Huffington Post, Wired, Washington Post, The Guardian, and the Times. He is currently part of a European Commission project called Digital Futures 2050 and has previously been involved with a number of international projects on technological convergence and ethics.


  • –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


  • 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