A Brief Bio
Dr Anna Westin (BA, Dip Appl. Ethics, Mag., MA, PG Cert HE, PhD) completed a PhD at St. Mary’s University, London. Her research focused on the philosophy of addiction with specific focus on engaging with the existential and phenomenological approaches of Kierkegaard and Levinas, and was completed under the supervision of Dr. Hannah Marije Altorf and Dr. Pia Matthews. Anna has published in many academic journals such as the Journal of Medical Ethics and the New Bioethics Journal. She has lectured at Richmond, The American University in London, St. Mary’s University, Canterbury Christ Church University, and at the London School of Theology. Anna is currently a Lecturer at St. Mellitus College, East Midlands, Visiting Lecturer and Honorary Visiting Fellow at St. Mary’s University, Bakhita Centre for Research on Slavery, Exploitation and Abuse. She is also Director of The JAM Network UK, a creative anti-trafficking community, and involved in various independently affiliated research, activist and music projects. Anna is also a passionate musican and pialates instructor, and these embodied experiences influence her work with vulnerable people.
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