Dr Lauren Traczykowski

Aston Law


447218-192Lauren joined Aston Law School as a Teaching Fellow in April 2018. She has taught in the Law School as a Sessional Teaching Fellow since 2013. Lauren completed her PhD in Global Ethics at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham. Her thesis argued for the development of international military intervention policies in the event of natural disasters where a national government is unable or unwilling to assist its own people. 

Lauren has taught within different departments and universities around Birmingham including the University of Birmingham Medical School, Law School and Politics Department and within the Theology Department at Newman University. Prior to her studies, Lauren completed an MA in International Studies, Globalisation & Governance from the University of Birmingham and a BA in International Relations from Boston University in her native US. Very broadly, Lauren’s research interests are within applied ethics and emergency situations. At Aston Lauren teaches Business Ethics and Professional Conduct & Ethics and will contribute to the integration of ethics into the LLB. 

Position: Lecturer in Law (Ethics) 
Email:  l.traczykowski@aston.ac.uk
Phone: 0121 204 3185
Room: SW713

  • Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (2018)
  • PhD Global Ethics, University of Birmingham (UK) (Graduate December 2017) 
    Dissertation Title: Ethical Justifications for Natural Disaster Intervention 
  • PG Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, Aston University (UK) (Dec 2016) Distinction 
  • MA International Studies, Globalisation & Governance, University of Birmingham (UK) (Dec 2009) Merit
    Dissertation Title: Rethinking How We Approach Internal Displacement: Cosmopolitan Suggestions 
  • BA International Relations, Boston University (US) (Jun 2004) 
  • Business Ethics
  • Professional Conduct & Ethics
  • Global Business Ethics (Distance Learning/Keypath)
  • Contributions to Medical Ethics
  • Ethics in a Crisis (MSc Crisis Management, 2020)
  • Applied Ethics 
  • Emergency situations
  •  Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Blog post with Global Applied Ethics Institute
    The Obligation to Intervene in Natural Disaster Scenarios
    GAEI.org - Oct 2016   
  • “A (Human) Rights-Based Approach to Natural Disaster Intervention for Nonhuman Animals”
    Intervention or Protest: Acting for Nonhuman Animals
    Vernon Press - Nov 2016 
  • Review Article: Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter by Peter Singer Reviews in Science and Religion – Spring 2017 
  • Board Director, Birmingham Food Council (2019)
  • Learning & Teaching Funding - £500 CLIPP Project Funding (Aston)
  • LLB Programme Director