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Distinctions

Fellowships and Honorary Degrees
1. Fellow, Royal Society of Arts. 1995.
2. Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh. 1995.
3. Doctor of Laws, St Anselm College, NH, US. 1997.
4. Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre (KHS). 2006.
5. Doctor of Letters, University of Glasgow. 2008.
6. Knight Commander (KCHS). 2011.
7. Doctor of Laws, Notre Dame University Australia. 2016.

Prizes and Awards
1. Analysis 1st prize solution to Analysis ‘Problem’ No. 19. 1983
2. Journal of Medical Ethics Joint prize Ethics Competition. 1987
3. Newman Medal, University College Dublin. 2000.
4. Aquinas Medal, University of Dallas. 2001.
5. Cardinal Wright Award, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. 2013.
6. Order of St Thomas, University of St Thomas, TX. 2016.

Public Lecture Series.
1. Stanton Lectures, University of Cambridge. 1999-2002.
2. Gifford Lectures, University of Aberdeen. 2004-2005.
3. Joseph Lectures, Gregorian University Rome. 2005.
4. McDonald Lectures, University of Oxford. 2011.
5. Kaminski Lectures, Catholic University of Lublin. 2013.

Listings and Profiles.
1. Who’s Who in Scotland (from 11th edition). 1997 –
2. Herald Magazine ‘Scotland’s 50 leading Brights’. 2001.
3. Times Higher Cover feature ‘Believer with a Faith in Reason’. 2006.
4. Who’s Who (from 162nd edition). 2010 –
5. 3AM Magazine ‘Aquinas among the Analytics’. 2012
6. Chronicle of Higher EducationNoted Philosopher to Baylor’. 2016
7. Best Schools50 Most Influential Living Philosophers’. 2016
8. The TabletFifty Minds that Matter’. 2018

Additional Roles
1. Founder and Secretary Scottish Phenomenology Society. 1986-1990.
2. Member, UK Govt Funded Working Party on Victim Compensation. 1992-93.
3. Lead Assessor, Scottish Higher Education Funding Council.
Teaching Quality Assessment for Philosophy in Scotland. 1995-96.
4. Trustee and Director, Demarco European Cultural Initiative. 1996-2001.
5. Member, Nuffield Council: Genetics and Mental Disorder. 1997-98.
7. Member, UK Arts & Humanities Research Board. 1999-2001.
8. Papal Consultor, Pontifical Council for Culture, Vatican. 2005-15.
9. Member, National Health Service ‘Difficult Decision Making’ Group. 2009.
10. Vice-President Catholic Union of Great Britain. 2009-present.
11. Chair, Royal Institute of Philosophy (Council 1995- Ex.Com. 1996-). 2010–present.
12. Trustee, St Ninian’s Institute, Scotland. 2012-17.
13. Member, Pontifical Academy for Life. 2015-present.

Advisory Boards
1. Comment on Reproductive Ethics, London. 1996-present.
2. Scottish Catholic Historical Association. 1996-2001.
3. Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame, US. 1999-present.
4. Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture, CUA, Washington, US. 2002-11.
5. Campion College, Sydney, Australia. 2004-present.
6. Aquinas Institute, Blackfriars, Oxford University. 2004-present.
7. Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford. 2010-13.
8. St Augustine’s Press, South Bend, US. 2010-present.

Advisory and Editorial Boards
1. Philosophical Quarterly, (Rev. Ed. 90-94; Chair, Man.Com. 98-2001) 1983-present.
2. Journal of Medical Ethics 1990-2009.
3. Medieval Philosophy and Theology 1991-2000.
4. Cambridge Studies in Philosophy 1992-present.
5. Journal of Philosophy of Education 1994-2010.
6. Environmental Values 1995-2005.
7. Ethical Perspectives 1995-2010.
8. American Journal of Jurisprudence 1995-present.
9. Innes Review 1996-present
10. Logos 1999-present
11. Monist 2000-present
12. Philosophical Explorations 2000-present
13. Philosophical News 2010-present
14. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 2012-present.

Reviewer for Analysis, British Journal of Aesthetics, British Journal of Educational Studies, British Journal of the History of Philosophy, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Encyclopedia of Political Thought, European Journal of Philosophy, Journal of History of Philosophy, Journal of History of Ideas, Journal of the Philosophy of Education, Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence, Modern Theology, Philosophy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Political Studies, Ratio, Review of Metaphysics, Southern Journal of Philosophy, etc.