Kristján Kristjánsson

Kristján KristjánssonCourtesy University of Birmingham

Kristján Kristjánsson (PhD, University of St. Andrews, Scotland) is Deputy Director in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues and Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics at the University of Birmingham, UK. His interests lie in research on character and virtues at the intersection between moral philosophy, moral psychology and moral education. He has published six books on those issues, the latest one, on positive psychology’s virtue theory, was published by C.U.P. in 2013. A new book on Character Education is due in 2015, published by Routledge. In 2011 Kristjánsson was awarded the Ása Wright Award, the most prestigious award given annually to an Icelandic scholar. In addition to leading the flagship projects on gratitude and character education, he oversees all research activities in the Jubilee Centre. As a member of various international organisations and editorial boards, Kristján collaborates with colleagues in Asian, Europe and the U.S.A.  on issues that relate to the cultivation of virtuous character.