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Professor Michael S Northcott

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Michael S Northcott BA MA PhD

Professor ; Ethics

102, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX

Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 7994

Research Links

More information about publications by Professor Northcott are available on his Edinburgh Research Explorer profile.

Research Projects

More information about research projects by Professor Northcott are available on his Edinburgh Research Explorer profile.

Affiliated research centres

Centre for Theology and Public Issues


Michael Northcott is Professor of Ethics in the University of Edinburgh. He is best known for his research and writing on the ethical and theological implications of climate change and the ecological crisis. He has authored or edited ten books and over eighty research papers. He has been visiting professor at  Claremont School of Theology, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Flinders University, Melbourne University, and the University of Malaya. He is also an Episcopal Priest and in that capacity helps out in rural churches in Dumfrieshire where he also has a smallholding and enjoys mountain biking and hill running.

External appointments

Trustee of Traidcraft

Priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church

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