Rev. Dr. Andrew Pinsent
Andrew Pinsent is Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Religion and Science at Oxford University, a Research Fellow of Harris-Manchester College and a member of the Faculty of Theology at Oxford. He is also a priest of the diocese of Arundel and Brighton in England.
Andrew has a doctorate in particle physics from Oxford, a degree in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and a doctorate in philosophy from St Louis University. He is a named author on thirty-one papers of the DELPHI experiment at CERN, Geneva and a member of the United Kingdom Institute of Physics. His licentiate dissertation in philosophy examined the specifically divine nature and end of the Christian virtuous life, especially in the spiritual anthropology of Thomas Aquinas. His doctoral dissertation continued this work by examining the unity of the non-Aristotelian virtues, gifts, beatitudes and fruits in Aquinas’s work, drawing an analogy between Aquinas’s virtue ethics and the findings of contemporary experimental psychology, especially joint attention and the second person. He has published articles, reviews and popular books, including a critically acclaimed catechetical course Evangelium.
Lynette Burrows is a journalist who regularly writes about matters relating to the defence of the family. She is often asked to appear on TV and radio to speak about such issues and is the author of Good Children and Fight for the Family
Fiorella Nash is a researcher and writer for SPUC, specialising in pro-life issues from a feminist point of view. She holds a BA and MPhil from Cambridge University and worked as a public affairs assistant to Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Conner before joining SPUC. Fiorella is also a published novelist and biographer, writing as Fiorella Di Maria. Her most recent novel, Poor Banished Children, was published by Ignatious Press in 2011.
Dr Philip Howard
Picture and bio coming soon…
Professor David Paton
Professor David Paton is an economist at the Nottingham University Business School specialising in, amongst other things, the economics of abortion and teenage pregnancy. He has been published widely in academic journals on these and other topics.
Sr. Andrea Fraile
Sr Andrea Fraile worked in publishing before joining the Sisters of the Gospel of Life in 2000 with founder Sr Roseann Reddy. She works for the Cardinal Winning Pro- Life Initiative, assisting women with crisis pregnancies, and has recently moved into post-abortion healing primarily through the work of Rachel’s Vineyard. Sr Andrea was so well received at the conference in 2011 that we just had to get her back!
Dr Anne Carus
Dr Anne Carus is a physician and specialist medical adviser in women’s health and infertility to the Life Fertility Programme.
Fr John Fleming
Last year, Fr John Fleming delivered a wonderful session on the origins of the eugenic pratices which are so commonplace today. We are delighted to be able to welcome him back.
A world renowned bioethicist, he specialises in the development of public policy in bioethics. His Ph.D. (Griffith University, Queensland) is in philosophy and medical ethics. Fr. Fleming is a Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, a position he has held since 1996. He also served as the founding Director of Adelaide’s Southern Cross Bioethics Institute from 1987-2004.
Dr Jacqueline Laing
Dr. Jacqueline Laing currently teaches Law and Morality, Criminal Law and Studying Law. She completed her doctorate in jurisprudence at the University of Oxford. She has published numerous scholarly articles on philosophy and law, and has taught at the universities of Melbourne and Oxford. Her publications in both law and philosophy, include the book: Human Lives: Critical Essays on Consequentialist Bioethics and contributions inter alia in theOxford Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Criminal Law, New Law Journal, Journal of Medical Ethics, Medical Law Review, Family Law Journal, The Monist as well as in several recognised works of reference. She continues her research into medical law and ethics, civil liberties, and jurisprudence.
Confirmed so far:
Joe Lee studied Law at the University of Glasgow. After specialising in Medical Law courses in his final year and seeing how little respect and protection human life in its most vulnerable stages is given, Joe attended the 2nd International Youth Pro-Life Conference. He began volunteering for SPUC Scotland and is now their Development Officer, a position he has been in since September 2009. This will be his fourth International Youth Pro-Life Conference!
Anthony Ozimic, has been SPUC’s communications manager since summer 2009. Prior to that he was SPUC’s political secretary from 2000 onwards. He is often called upon to comment on behalf of SPUC on television and radio, in print and online. He is also SPUC’s webmaster, Facebook group administrator and Tweeter. He holds a Masters degree in bioethics from St Mary’s University College, Twickenham. He is married to Magdalena and lives in south London.