Dr. Thomas Boysen Anker is a lecturer in marketing at University of Glasgow Business School. He holds a BA and MA in philosophy and was awarded a PhD in marketing ethics from University of Copenhagen (2010). He has worked with the Institute for Social Marketing, University of Stirling, for 2 years as a visiting researcher. His research focuses primarily on marketing ethics and marketing theory and covers topics such as the impact of marketing on consumer autonomy, food health branding, ethical challenges in commercial social marketing, and the conceptual foundations of brand promises.
Areas of expertise:
- Business ethics
- Social marketing
- Consumer autonomy
- Marketing and public health
- Applied philosophy
Macdonald, S., Hilton, S., Robb. K. and Anker, T. (2014) An exploration of the media representation of cancer and its impact on older adults’ understanding of cancer risk and help-seeking behaviour. CRUK: Early Diagnosis Advisory Group. Award: £45.000.
Anker, T. (2009) Communication of Philosophical Science to the General Public. The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. Award: 100,000 DKR/ £11.000).
Dr Thomas Boysen Anker is interested in supervising PhD researchers in marketing and business ethics and especially welcomes approaches based in utilitarianism, deontology, contractarianism as well as virtue and human rights ethics. He is also interested in supervising projects in social marketing and public health branding.
- Marketing (level 1, undergraduate)
- Ethics and Business (Honours Elective)
- International Marketing Foresight (Specialist MSc)
Courses previously taught
- Social Marketing (MA Elective)
- Brand Management (Honours Elective)
- Ethics and Political Philosophy (BA elective)
- Advanced Normative Theory (MA Elective)
Ad hoc reviewer
- European Journal of Public Health
- International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
- Sage Publications (manuscripts on social marketing)
- International Nonprofit and Social Marketing Conference
- Management Learning