Professor Andy Miah

Chair in Science Communication & Future Media

Office Times

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I am Chair in Science Communication & Digital Media, in the School of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester. I am also Global Director for the Centre for Policy and Emerging Technologies, Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, USA and Fellow at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, UK. I am author of ‘Genetically Modified Athletes’ (2004 Routledge) and co-author with Dr Emma Rich of ‘The Medicalization of Cyberspace’ (2008, Routledge), Editor of ‘Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty’ (2008, Liverpool University Press and FACT) and co-author with Dr Beatriz Garcia of ‘The Olympics’ (2012, Routledge). My research discusses the intersections of art, ethics, technology and culture and he has published broadly in areas of emerging technologies, particularly related to human enhancement. I have published over 150 academic articles in refereed journals, books, magazines, and national media press on the subjects of cyberculture, medicine, technology, and sport. I have also given over 100 major conference presentations and I am often invited to speak about philosophical and ethical issues concerning technology in society. I regularly interview for a range of major media companies, which have included BBC’s Newsnight and Start the Week with Andrew Marr, ABC’s’ The 7:30 Review and CBC’s The Hour. I publish essays for media outlets, which have included the Huffington Post, Wired, Washington Post, The Guardian, and the Times. I am currently part of a European Commission project called Digital Futures 2050 and has previously been involved with a number of international projects on technological convergence and ethics.


My teaching expertise focuses on a range of issues related to the ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding emerging science and technology. I also teach on issues of science communication and digital media.

Research Interests

Science communication, bioethics, digital media, social media, technology studies, mHealth, wearable technology, drones, bioart, posthumanism.

Qualifications and Memberships

BA (Hons), MPhil, PhD


Miah, A. & Rich, E. (2008) The Medicalization of Cyberspace Oxon & New York: Routledge.

Miah, A. (2004) Genetically Modified Athletes: Biomedical Ethics, Gene Doping, & Sport

Miah, A. (2008) Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty  FACT and Liverpool University Press / University of Chicago Press

Miah, A. (2012) Bioarte: actuación transhumana y posthumana, Teknokultura, 9(1), 85-104.

Miah, A. (2012) Genetics & Sport: Bioethical Concerns, Recent Patents on DNA and Gene Sequences, 6(3), 197-202.

Miah, A. (2009) Medicalization, Biomedicalization, or Biotechnologization? Biocultural Capital and a New Social Order, Salute e Società / Health and Society (Italian), special edition ‘The Medicalization of Life’, edited by Maturo A. & Conrad, 8(2), pp.248-251 [dual published in Italian, pp.264-267].

Wackerage, H., Miah, A., Harris, R.C., Montgomery, H.E. and Williams, A.G. (2009) Genetic Research and Testing in Sport and Exercise Science: A review of the issues’, Journal of Sport Sciences, 27(11), 1109-1116.

Rich E. & Miah, A. (2009) Prosthetic Surveillance: The medical governance of healthy bodies in cyberspace, Surveillance and Society, 6(2), 163-177.