Currently alive, at 56 years of age.
Occupation: philosopher, researcher
Birth: (City) Glasgow (Nation) Scotland -UK (Date) 12/20/1965
Political Affiliation: None
Degree: BA, Description: in Social Sci., with honors, School: Glasgow Caledonian U., Location: Scotland, Year: 1987
Degree: MA, School: U. York, Location: Eng., Year: 1990
Degree: Dip.Lib., Description: Librarianship with distinction, School: Robert Gordon U., Location: Scotland, Year: 1990
Degree: LLB, Description: with distinction, School: U. Edinburgh, Location: Scotland, Year: 1997
Degree: PhD, Description: in Ethics, School: St. Louis U., Year: 2000
Faculty Providence Coll., 2000-2003; cons. bioethicist BioEthicWorld, Topanga, Calif., 2004-
Librarian U. Coll. North Wales, Bangor, Wales, 1990-1993; legal indexer & bibliographer Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh, 1993-1995; part time faculty St. Louis U., 1998-2000
Author: (book) Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: A Natural Law Ethics Approach, Analytical Thomism: Traditions in Dialogue; Contribution of Natural Law Theory to Moral and Legal Debate on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia; contbr. articles to profl. jours
Civic, Political, and Philanthropic Activities
Mem. gen. coun. U. Edinburgh, 1997-; benefactor Saint Louis U., 2001-; supporter Soc. Authors, 2007-, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Assn., 2008-, Zimbabwe a National Emergency, 2009-
Honorary Colonel: Kentucky; Honorary Admiral: Kentucky, Alabama, Texas; Honorary Texan; Tennessee Ambassador of Goodwill; Honorary Citizen, City of Austin.
Fellow: Royal Soc. Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Royal Soc. Health, Royal Asiatic Soc. Great Britain and Ireland, Linnean Soc. London, Royal Anthrop. Inst. Great Britain and Ireland, Royal Soc. Medicine, Royal Soc. Arts, Royal Numismatic Soc.; mem.: NY Acad. Sci., Royal Inst. Great Britain, Royal Inst. Philosophy (assoc.), Am. Philosophical Assn. (assoc.), Am. Acad. Religion, UK Coll. Tchrs., Phi Sigma Tau, Alpha Epsilon Delta (hon.)
s. James Allan and Evelyn Rita (Jackson) Paterson.
Hobbies and Special Interests
History, coin collecting/numismatics, theater, travel, classical and choral music.
Reviewer for scholarly journals in biomedical ethics and related fields.