Dr Benjamin Costello
BA (Hons), MA, PhD, FRSA, FHEA, FInstLM
Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, Journal Copy Editor at Evental Aesthetics, and Director/Trustee of BARN and Redditch Nightstop.An experienced researcher, teacher, and advisor in applied/practical ethics, mental health, and social policy.Currently engaged in qualitative research in mental health and FGM, and theoretical research in applied ethics (particularly prevention and early intervention).
Research Fellow in FGMInstitute of Applied Health Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of BirminghamApril 2019 – PresentResearch Fellow in Mental HealthHealth Services Management Centre, College of Social Sciences, University of BirminghamOctober 2018 – March 2019Research Fellow in Corpus LinguisticsSchool of English, Drama, and American and Canadian Studies, College or Arts and Law, University of BirminghamOctober 2018 – January 2019Research Associate in Mental Health and Advisor to the Mental Health Policy CommissionSchool of Social Policy, College of Social Sciences, University of BirminghamSeptember 2016 – July 2018Research Assistant in PhilosophyDepartment of Philosophy, College of Arts and Law, University of BirminghamNovember 2013 – October 2014
Teaching AssociateHigher Education Futures Institute (HEFi), University of BirminghamSeptember 2019 – PresentAcademic Writing TutorAcademic Writing Advisory Service, College of Arts and Law, University of BirminghamFebruary 2015 – PresentAcademic Skills AdvisorAcademic Skills Centre, University of BirminghamOctober 2017 – PresentTeaching Associate in PhilosophyDepartment of Philosophy, College of Arts and Law, University of BirminghamOctober 2014 – March 2019Subject Workshop Instructor in Philosophy and Mental HealthOutreach and Recruitment, University of BirminghamJanuary 2014 – October 2019
Student Experience OfficerBirmingham Law School, College of Arts and Law, University of BirminghamMarch 2016 – June 2016 (Secondment)Project Co-ordinatorBank of Assessed Work, College of Arts and Law, University of BirminghamNovember 2014 – July 2016
Director and TrusteeRedditch NightstopJuly 2019 – PresentJournal Copy EditorEvental AestheticsApril 2019 – PresentDirector and TrusteeBromsgrove and Redditch Network (BARN)February 2019 – Present
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University of Birmingham
Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, PhilosophyAwarded in 2019Thesis Title: Moral Sequencing and Intervening to Prevent HarmSupervisors: Professor Lisa Bortolotti and Dr Iain LawExaminers: Dr Jonathan Parry and Dr Patrick Tomlin
University of Southampton
Master of Arts, MA, PhilosophyMerit, awarded in 2013
Bachelor of Arts, BA (Hons), PhilosophyFirst Class with Honours, awarded in 2012
Main research areas include:
Successful funding includes:
Invited to give talks, lectures, and workshops at the University of Birmingham for outreach events, widening participation events, campus visits, residential summer schools, TeachFirst events, public talks, and other events.Talks have included:
Learned Societies, Professional Institutions, and Professional Associations
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