Steven Smith

  • Professor - Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Business and Creative Industries
  • Athro - Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol
  • Cyfadran Busnes a Diwydiannau Creadigol
Steven Smith

About Me

I am Professor of Political Philosophy and Social Policy. My main research interests include examining the relationship between abstract theoretical/philosophical principles, and social and professional policies and practices; the politics and philosophy of disability and the disability rights movement; the political philosophies and ideologies of modern welfare states; the politics and philosophy of cultural recognition and toleration; liberal egalitarianism and contemporary Anglo-American political philosophy; philosophical and policy/practice debates concerning equality, diversity, social justice, fairness, social inclusion, reciprocity, value conflict, agency, freedom, autonomy, citizenship, and well-being.

I also teach across a range of modules at undergraduate and post graduate levels, including in social and political philosophy, sociology, and political theory, and supervise PhD and other post graduate students. I have also been in a number research leadership roles within the University of South Wales, within cross institutional research centres, and have been involved in a number of other collaborative research projects within the UK and internationally. 

Skills And Qualifications

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Working in collaboration


  • Playing jazz trumpet, playing the ukulele, and singing


  • Publications
  • Involvement in collobarative research centres and groups
  • My teaching
  • Research leadership
  • Collaborative working
  • Interdisciplinary working

Publications And Past Projects

  • Research monographs
  • Edited collections
  • Journal articles
  • Book chapters
  • Commissioned reports
  • Conference papers