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Department of Philosophy


SectionNamePositionResearch Interests
Academic Staff: Prof Nancy Cartwright Professor/Director of CHESS Centre/Acting Dir Research
  • History and philosophy of science (especially physics and economics)
  • Causal inference
  • Objectivity in science
  • Evidence, especially for evidence-based policy
Dr Matthew Daniel Eddy Senior Lecturer/Chair DEC -
Dr Sylvie Gambaudo Lecturer/Director UG Studies -
Dr Sophie Gibb Head of Department -
Professor Andy Hamilton Professor/Director of Research (On Research Leave) -
Professor Robin Hendry Professor (On Research Leave) -
Professor Wolfram Hinzen Professor -
Dr Simon Paul James Senior Lecturer/Director PG Studies -
Dr. Clare Mac Cumhaill Lecturer
  • Philosophy of Perception
Professor Holger Maehle Professor/HPSM MA Director/Chair BoE
  • ethical issues in the history of medicine
  • history of medicine and the life sciences
  • history of pharmacology
  • history of stem cell research
Dr Elizabeth McKinnell Teaching Fellow
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Moral Psychology
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Political Philosophy
Dr Andreas Pantazatos Teaching Fellow -
Dr Wendy Parker Reader/Director Graduate Diploma (On Maternity Leave)
  • Philosophy of Science (especially computer simulation, evidence)
  • Philosophical Issues in Climate Science & Meteorology
  • Science and Public Policy
Professor Julian Reiss Professor/Director of CHESS Centre -
Dr Paula Satne Teaching Fellow -
Professor Geoffrey Scarre Professor -
Dr Benedict Smith Lecturer/Director Philosophy MA -
Dr Richard Stopford Teaching Fellow -
Dr Matthew Tugby Lecturer -
Dr Sara L. Uckelman Lecturer
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Medieval Logic
  • Modal Logic
  • Onomastics
  • Philosophical Logic
  • Philosophy of Fiction
  • Philosophy of Language
Dr Peter Vickers Senior Lecturer -
Prof Alison Wylie Professor -
Administrative Staff: Mrs Jean Best U/G Admissions Secretary -
Mrs Nicola Craigs Administrator - CHESS Centre (p/t) -
Mr Jonathon Gilderoy Postgraduate Secretary -
Mr Adrian Harris Administrator/Outreach Officer (Knowledge for Use: K4U) -
Ms Amber Lee Research/Postgraduate Administrator -
Mrs Jill Lockey Departmental Administrator -
Research Staff: Dr Alexander Carruth Research Associate
  • Medieval Philosopy
  • Metaphysics
  • Ontology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Science
Dr Felicity Deamer Research Associate (On Maternity Leave) -
Dr Sam Wilkinson Research Fellow -
Dr Rachael Wiseman Addison Wheeler Fellow -
Emeritus Staff: Professor DE Cooper Emeritus Professor
  • Aesthetics
  • Asian philosophy
  • environmental philosophy
  • history of philosophy
  • modern European philosophy
Professor David M. Knight Emeritus Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science
  • history and bibliography of science between about 1600 and 1900
  • history of popular science
  • nineteenth-century chemistry, including biography of Humphry Davy.
  • science & spirituality in the 19th century
Dr Soran Reader (1963 - 2012) (1963 - 2012) -
Associated Staff: Prof. George Boys-Stones -
Professor Thom Brooks Associate
  • Asylum and Refugee Law
  • Behavioural Economics
  • British Politics
  • Capabilities
  • Citizenship
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Global Justice & Human Rights
  • Immigration Law & Policy
  • Jurisprudence
  • Political Philosophy
  • Public Policy
  • Restorative Justice
  • Sentencing
  • Stakeholder Theory
  • Strategic Communication
Dr Stefano Catelan Associate -
Professor Martyn Evans -
Dr Phillip Horky -
Professor Ludmilla Jordanova Associate -
Dr Gerald Moore Associate -
Professor Max Paddison
  • Adorno and Critical Theory
  • Aesthetics and sociology of music
  • Concepts of the avant-garde, modernism and postmodernism
  • Contemporary music
  • Interdisciplinary interests in philosophy, cultural studies, popular music studies, film music, music and theatre (especially Brecht)
  • Marxism and music
  • Nineteenth- and twentieth-century music
  • Theories of musical performance and reproduction
Dr Francis Pearson Associate -
Dr Lutz D.H. Sauerteig
  • History of Bodies
  • History of Sexualities
  • History of Public Health in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • History of Medical Ethics in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • History of Venereal Diseases/STIs
Dr Angela Woods Associate -