Dr Edward Brooks

Executive Director


Dr Edward Brooks is the Executive Director of the Oxford Character Project. His research lies at the intersection of virtue ethics, character and leadership development. Particular interests include the relationship between character and culture in commercial organisations, leadership for human flourishing, exemplarist moral theory, the virtue of hope, and character and leadership development in universities and businesses. Edward heads the research and programmes of the Oxford Character Project and has designed and delivered character and leadership development programmes for universities and commercial organisations around the world. Beyond Oxford he is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Education and Social Justice at the University of Birmingham. He is currently working on a book on the virtue of hope and an edited volume on The Arts of Leading: Perspectives from the Humanities and Liberal Arts. A competitive marathon runner, a book he would love to write is on character, leadership and long distance running.