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 Oliver Bridge

Oliver Bridge

Associate Lecturer

 Washington Singer 141


Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

 Office hours:

Office hours for Term 1 in 2022/23 are:

  • Wednesday 13.30-14.30
  • Thursday 11.00-12.00


I am a moral psychologist with a background in education and a multidisciplinary specialism on morality. During my MA studies I investigated the implications of evolutionary moral psychology to moral education through a Nietzschean perspective, and in my PhD research I investigated how teachers could foster students' moral development in implicit education through a virtue ethical and pragmatic lens.

My current research interests include understanding morality through a systems theory perspective with a view to enable moral agency in artificial intelligence.


Bridge, O., Raper, R., Strong, N., & Nugent, S. E. (2021). Modelling a Socialized Chatbot Using Trust Development in Children: Lessons Learnt from TAY. IET Cognitive Computation and Systems. <>

Bridge, O. (2019). New perspectives on young children’s moral education: developing character through a virtue ethics approach. Journal of Education for Teaching, DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2019.1579032


2019 - HEA Associate Fellow

2017 - PhD in Education, Oxford Brookes University

2012 - MA in Childhood Studies, Oxford Brookes University

2011 - BA in TEFL, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

2010 - BA in Liberal Studies, State University of New York, US



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