Helen Alford is Professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Pontifical University of St Thomas (often called the "Angelicum") in Rome. She originally trained as a manufacturing engineer at Cambridge University, UK, and her PhD thesis concerned "human-centred technology" and its potential for the "humanisation of work" in manufacturing. At present, she is director of the international research project "Ethics and CSR" which involves universities and businesses in the US, EU, post-communist and economically-developing worlds. She is the author with Michael Naughton of « Managing As If Faith Mattered: Christian Social Principles in the Modern Organization » (Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame Press, 2001). Her more recent book in English is, edited with Francesco Compagnoni, « Preaching Justice: Dominican Contributions to Social Ethics in the Twentieth Century » (Dominican Publications, Dublin, 2007). She is author of numerous articles and papers in the areas of human centred technology, Catholic social thought, corporate social responsibility, and business.