Dr. Miltos Ladikas

Dr. Miltos Ladikas

Post-doc Fellow in International Development, Centre for Professional Ethics

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB230

+44 (0) 1772 89 2550


Subject Areas: Ethics and the Community

Miltos holds degrees in psychology and social psychology with emphasis on socio-ethical implications of emerging technologies.

He is research active within the area of health and international justice and is a member of the Centre for Professional Ethics.

Full Profile

Dr Miltos Ladikas he has held research positions at the London School of Economics and the Science Museum in the UK, as well as the European Academy in Germany. He also currently holds a research fellow position at the Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. His research background covers the areas of technology assessment, public perceptions of Science & Technology, ethics in S&T policy and science & development. He has coordinated a number of international research projects in these areas and is currently the coordinator of the Global Ethics in Science and Technology project.


  • PhD, Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, 2000
  • MSc, Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, 1994
  • BA, Psychology, Deree College, Athens-Greece, 1993


  • GEST (2011 2014) Global Ethics in Science and Technology, funded by the European Commission under FP7, Co ordinator
  • BILAT-SILK (2008-2011), Bilateral Support for the International Linkage with Kina (BILAT SILK)
  • Innova-P2 (2008-2011), Pharma-Innovation - Patent 2 (Innova-P2), funded by the European Commission under Framework VII, Principal Investigator.
  • GenBenefit (2006-2010), Genomics and Benefit Sharing with Developing Countries - From Biodiversity to Human Genomics, funded by the European Commission under Framework VI, Co-ordination Team
  • MongolEthics (2006-2007), Ethics in Mongolian and South-East Asian Science and Technology, funded by the European Commission under Framework VI, Principal Investigator.
  • BeSha (2004-2005), Benefit Sharing with Developing Countries, funded by the European Commission under Framework VI, Member through Lancaster University.



Forsberg, E-M., Shelley-Egan, C., Ladikas, M. and Owen, R. (2018). Implementing Responsible Research and Innovation in Research Funding and Research Conducting Organisations – What Have We Learned So Far? In: Ferri, F., Dwyer, N., Raicevich, S., Grifoni, P., Husne, A., Andersen, H.T., Laouris, Y., and Silvestri, C. (eds.) Governance and Sustainability of Responsible Research and Innovation Processes, pp. 3-12. Springer Briefs in Research and Innovation Governance, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73105-6_1

Hahn, J., Ladikas, M. & Scherz, C. (2018). Think Global! Reflections on a Global Technology Assessment. In: Decker, M., Lindner, R., Lingner, S., Scherz, C. & Sotoudeh, M. (eds) Grand Challenges, meistern pp. 41-51. Nomos, Baden-Baden.

Ladikas, M., Hahn, J., Hennen, L., Kulakov, P., Scherz, C. (2017). RRI in Germany: Reflections on the State of the Art. In: TATuP Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, Vol. 26, No. 1-2, pp 85-86. 

Ladikas, Miltos, Chaturvedi, Sachin, Zhao, Yandong and Stemerding, Dirk (editors, 2015) Science and Technology Governance and Ethics - A Global Perspective from Europe, India and China. SpringerOpen, Germany. ISBN 978-3-319-14692-8

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Research Activities

Research interests are in global ethics, technology assessment, responsible research and innovation, and public perceptions of emerging technologies.

Teaching activities and responsibilities

PhD Supervision , global ethics, responsible research and innovation.


Member of the British Philosophical Association

External Activities

Since 2011, Expert Reviewer, European Research Council

Since 2003, Expert Evaluator for European Commission, Science in Society

Since 2003 Ethics Reviewer for European Commission,

2010 – 2011, Member, expert panel on "Ethics Review and Food-related Research", European Commission

Since 2007, Member, International Scientific Council, Action Against Hunger - International

2005-2008, UNESCO International Expert in Science Policy


Elaboration and adaptation of a humanitarian-context research ethics framework to enhance research results valorization
International Symposium on the Valorization of Research Results and Innovations, 24-27 September 2013, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Ethics in Science and Technology Policy
99th Indian Science Congress, 6-7 January 2012, Bhubaneswar, India

Science Policy Advisory; Chinese and European Perspectives
Workshop on Science Policy Advisory; Chinese and European Perspectives, 6 September 2011, Beijing, China

Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines
Workshop on Alternate Patent Regime and Access to Health, Chinese Academy for Science and Technology for Development, 25-16 May 2009, Beijing , China

European Biotechnology Perspectives
National Biotechnology Policies and Realism: Overcoming Challenges in Implementation
Fourth Asian Conference on Biotechnology and Development
February 12-13, 2009, Kathmandu, Nepal

Bioethical Aspects of Human Health
Expert meeting and International Conference, 4-7 October 2006, Riga, Latvia

Benefit Sharing; Ethical Issues
Expert meeting “Embedding Ethics in Scientific Practice,” 6-9 November 2005, Budapest, Hungary

Benefit Sharing: Participation in Capacity Building
International Justice, ISSEI 2004, 5 August 2004, Pamplona, Spain