Symposium – 10 July 2020
Baroness Kramer is a Liberal Democrat Peer. She was MP for Richmond Park from 2005-2010 and appointed Minister of State for Transport 2013-2015. She was a member of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards 2012-2013 and is Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Whistleblowing.
Kevin Hollinrake MP
Kevin Hollinrake, has been the MP for Thirsk and Malton since 2015, before which he was the founder of Hunters Estate Agents. In parliament, he has served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Gove, when the latter was Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; and is currently the Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking, and a Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Whistleblowing.
Prof Emanuela Ceva
Professor Ceva Professor of Political Theory at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Geneva. Her research covers everything from theories of justice and value conflict, political corruption and the treatment of minorities in democracies. She is widely published in applied, political, economic and social philosophy politics and is the author of the book Interactive Justice (Routledge 2016), co-author of Is Whistleblowing a Duty? (which was published in 2018) and is currently co-writing a book with Maria Paola Ferretti on Political Corruption.
Dr Lorenzo Pasculli
Lorenzo (PhD, FRSA) is Associate Head of Coventry Law School for Research and an Associate of the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity at Coventry University. He is also a Visiting Professor at Nebrija University Madrid (Spain). His current research focuses on corruption and other globalised forms of criminality. He has authored numerous publications.
James Killen is a third year PhD candidate at York Law School at the University of York, where he also read an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice. Before this, he was a Captain in the Army Medical Services working as a mental health clinician running mental health units, treating psychological trauma, and on regimental duty. He served all over the UK, Germany and deployed as the officer-in-charge of the mental health team in Afghanistan. His PhD research looks at the mental health of human rights defenders who are persecuted by their governments.
Ian Foxley is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and the Founding Chairman of WhistleblowersUK. He is now researching his PhD at the Centre for Applied Human Rights in the University of York, on the topic of ‘The Whistleblower Dilemma: Why don’t more good people speak up about bad things?’, using the case study of corruption in the SANGCOM Project where he was the whistleblower. He is currently writing his thesis whilst editing his latest manuscript (The Devil’s Excrement) about the SANGCOM Affair and the whistleblowing experience.
Zoë Porter started her PhD in the Department of Philosophy at the University of York in 2017. Her research concerns AI and moral responsibility, and she has published in Artificial Intelligence journal and The Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Zoë was previously Chief Speechwriter at the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
|Time (all times are UK local)||Event||Lead / Speaker|
|0900||Zoom Waiting Room opens|
|0905||Administration and technical housekeeping||Zoe Porter|
|0915||Introductory remarks||Baroness Kramer|
|0925||Whistleblowers go where regulators cannot reach||Kevin Hollinrake MP|
|0940||Q&A session||James Killen|
|Academic Keynote Talk|
|0950||Whistleblowing as an answerability practice||Professor Emanuela Ceva|
|1015||Q&A session||James Killen|
|1045||Corporate Ethos and Whistleblowing: Whistles Unblown, Whistles Unheard||Dr Lorenzo Pasculli|
|1100||Q&A session||Zoe Porter|
|1115||Moral Injury as an unspoken element of whistleblowing||James Killen|
|1145||The Whistleblower Dilemma: why don’t more good people speak up about bad things?|
|1230||Expert Panel – Baroness Kramer, John Blenkinsopp Laura Fatah, Marianna Fotaki, Kate Kenny, Lorenzo Pasculli, Iain Munro||Ian Foxley|
|1315||Open Discussion||Ian Foxley|
|1355||Closing remarks||Ian Foxley|
Expert panel members
Prof Iain Munro
Iain Munro is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at Newcastle University. He undertakes research in the field of whistleblowing, information warfare and business ethics.
Prof John Blenkinsopp
John Blenkinsopp is Professor of Work & Organisational Psychology, and co-convenor of the Sustainable Working Futures (SWiFt) research group at Northumbria University. He has published extensively on whistleblowing, looking at cross-cultural differences, and also the particular issues of whistleblowing in health and social care.
Laura Fatah is a Policy Officer for whistleblowing charity Protect, where she worked for two years as an adviser on the free whistleblowers legal Advice Line before moving into the policy team. Laura has co-authored the recent publication “Principles for Recommended Practice – Better Regulators Guide”, which outlines six principles those in regulation should consider in order to maximise whistleblowing intelligence and ensure those raising concerns are valued.
Below are the recordings of the presentation from each speaker, and the panel discussion at the end. We are always happy to receive feedback so we can improve and develop our future academic events. Please feel free to leave feedback using this dedicated form (opens in a new tab).
Kevin Hollinrake MP and parliamentarians’ Q&A
Whistleblowers go where regulators cannot reach
Prof Emanuela Ceva
Whistleblowing as an answerability practice
Dr Lorenzo Pasculli
Corporate Ethos and Whistleblowing: Whistles Unblown, Whistles Unheard
Moral Injury as an unspoken element of whistleblowing
The Whistleblower Dilemma: why don’t more good people speak up about bad things?
Expert Panel and Open Discussion
Chaired by Ian Foxley, the panel included:
Baroness Kramer, Prof John Blenkinsopp, Prof Emanuela Ceva, Laura Fatah, Prof Marianna Fotaki, Prof Kate Kenny, Dr Lorenzo Pasculli, and Prof Iain Munro.