My name is Dr. Shane McLoughlin and I am a psychologist interested in morality and character, disruptive innovation, and human flourishing. I currently work at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham in England.
Teaching: I spent two years working in a school helping to teach functional living skills to children with autism before moving to the UK to study, earning my PhD in 2019. I have taught across a range of different degree types including psychology, education, character education, and criminology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Research: I am an active scientist having published several research articles across fields such as education, philosophy, clinical psychology, educational psychology, differential psychology, forensic psychology, and psychometrics. Lots more always in the works!
Things I love:
Diversity of ideas: If everyone agrees all the time, we stop improving. This is why I love to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
Classical liberalism: Do whatever you want, but your right to swing your arm ends at my nose. This is why I love disruptive technology, which can enable greater freedom of choice and association, and differential psychology, which is all about appreciating what makes individuals unique.
Data: It’s how good scientists make informed decisions that will help more people.