The Applied Phenomenology research cluster provides a forum where postgraduate researchers can discuss their work and receive constructive criticism from a number of specialists in their field. It is also a focal point for the development of research projects and conferences. Members of the research group have worked on a number of major national and international projects during the last few years. These include Emotions and Feelings in Psychiatric Illness (AHRC), Emotional Experience in Depression: A Philosophical Study (AHRC/DFG), The Varieties of Moral Experience (British Academy), and Hearing the Voice (Wellcome).
Members of the Applied Phenomenology research group:
Dr. Sylvie Gambaudo - Intersubjectivity; Continental theories of subjectivity; sexual and gender identities.
Dr. Simon Paul James - Heidegger, phenomenology and ethics, Merleau-Ponty.
Prof. Matthew Ratcliffe (Co-ordinator) - phenomenology and psychiatry, phenomenology of depression, emotions and feelings, interpersonal experience, touch, belief.
Dr. Benedict Smith - Phenomenology of depression, phenomenology and moral particularism.
Dr. Amanda Taylor Aiken - Heidegger, Husserl, Sartre, Gadamer, hermeneutics, intersubjectivity.
Prof. David Cooper - Existentialism, Heidegger, aesthetics
Prof. Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis) - Phenomenology and the cognitive sciences, intersubjectivity, agency, time, self, embodiment
Prof. Louis Sass (Rutgers University) - Phenomenology, psychiatry and psychopathology, interdisciplinary studies of schizophrenia
Dr. Owen Earnshaw - Heidegger, phenomenology and psychiatry, phenomenology and mental illness, delusions.
Dr. Donnchadh O'Connail - Husserl, philosophy of mind, subjectivity.
Mr Joshua Bergamin - Heidegger and cognitive science.
Ms. Anna Bortolan - Phenomenology.
Ms. Hannah Bowden - Phenomenology and psychiatry.
Mr. Martin Capstick - Phenomenology, philosophy of mind, subjectivity, temporality.
Mr. Rory Fairweather - Interpersonal phenomenology.
Ms. Arlette Frederick - Heidegger, A.I., truth-making.
Ms. Holly Havens - Phenomenology of loneliness.
Mr. Alex Malt - Phenomenology and linguistics.
Mr. Bevis McNeil - Nietzsche; Levinas; the history of philosophy; moral philosophy; virtue ethics.
Mr Nathan Shannon - Moral phenomenology.