Michele Lamb

Michele Lamb (Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Roehampton, UK and Fellow of the University of Essex Human Rights Centre, UK) has been a practicing Buddhist since 1980. In 2009 she completed her PhD in sociology and human rights, undertaking research on the human rights dimensions of the Northern Ireland peace process. Since then she has held a variety of academic roles including Principle Lecturer in Human Rights, Head of Department (Social Sciences) and Director of Global Programmes. Her current research focuses on Buddhist contributions to the theory and practice of human rights, and the concept of ‘Soka’ (value-creation) and its application to global issues as developed by the Buddhist philosopher and educator Daisaku Ikeda.