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Sarah Adams, MA Philosophy (2010)

Sarah completed her MA Philosophy degree in 2010 and is now studying for her PhD at Leeds. She talks about the postgraduate community in Philosophy and how the MA prepared her for PhD study.
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Caroline Avery, PhD student

History of the development of science
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John Baldari, Doctoral Candidate & Teaching Assistant

Current research: In Bello ethics. Thesis: Soldierly Virtue, testing modern virtue accounts against the specific requirements of warfighters during conflicts.
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Darren Bradley, Lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy

0113 343 0609

I work on metaphysics and epistemology. Further details and papers can be found on my personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/darrenbradleyphilosophy/home
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John Hedley Brooke, Visiting Professor

History of organic chemistry; the British natural theology tradition from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century; Darwiniana; the evaluation of the sciences in different religious cultures.
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John Hedley Brooke, Visiting Professor

History of Organic Chemistry; The British Natural Theology Tradition from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century; Darwiniana; The Evaluation of the Sciences in Different Religious Cultures.
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Thomas Brouwer, Research Fellow & Research Development Assistant

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I am a researcher on the Nature of Representation project, and I work with philosophers across the school on developing research funding applications.
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Geoffrey Cantor, Emeritus Professor

History of physics, especially optics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Science and religion: especially Quaker and Jewish engagements with science
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Paola Chapa-Montes, PhD student

“To kalón”. The metaphysics of "The Fine" in Aristotle's thought
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John Christie, Honorary Fellow

History of Scottish Science; Social History of Science; Enlightenment Science, especially Chemistry; Science, Language and Literature; Science, Art and Aesthetics; Theoretical Historiography.
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Adina Covaci, PhD student

Before virtue: A humane scepticism about moral deference
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Jane Desborough, PhD Student

The title of my thesis is 'The Changing Face of Time: the Making of the Modern Clock and Watch Dial 1550-1770'.
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Douglas Earl, PhD student

Explanation and knowledge of interactions in quantum field theories
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Jo Elcoat, PhD student

My thesis title is 'Reading the schoolbook: Science education in private schools in England, 1760 to 1800'
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Edward Elliott, Lecturer in Mind and Language

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Edward joined the department in 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher, before becoming a Lecturer in July. His main research interests are in mind, formal epistemology, and decision theory.
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John Fernley, MA Philosophy (2016)

Mature student John completed his undergraduate here before continuing to complete his MA.
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Michael A. Finn, Director of the Museum of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine

+44 (0)113 343 3460

Histories of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurology; Museums and Material Culture of Science and Medicine.
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Jonathan Fistein, PhD Student

Information-sharing behaviours in English general practitioners: when is it justifiable to share healthcare information? A conceptual and empirical study
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Will Gamester, PhD Student

I'm exploring a pluralistic approach to metasemantics, using truth as a case study. AOS: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Truth. AOC: Metaphysics, Logic, Metaethics.
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Graeme Gooday, Head of School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science Professor of History of Science and Technology

+44 (0)113 343 3274

Social History of Laboratories and Instruments, especially physics; History of Electrical Technology, especially telecommunications; Gender and Technology, Histories of patenting.
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Rachel Goodman, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Rachel Completed her PhD at the University of Chicago, in 2013. She is currently working on the ERC funded, Nature of Representation project.
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Sarah Griffin, BA English and Philosophy

Sarah explains what she got up to during her year abroad in Canada and shares her top tips for new students.
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Kersten Hall, Visiting Fellow

Origins and Development of Molecular Biology (esp. the Role Played by Physicists); Debates Concerning the Interpretation and Influence of Gregor Mendel and His Role in the Origin of Genetics.
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Thomas Hancocks, PhD Student

Philosophy of Punishment, Philosophy of Law, Collective Responsibility, Ethics of Post-Conflict Transition, Normative Ethics and Political Philosophy.
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Georgina Harmsworth, BA English and Philosophy

Georgina tells us which clubs and societies she is a member of and explains why the lecturers are the best thing about her course.
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Richard Hayes, BA Philosophy (2010)

Recent BA Philosophy graduate Richard tells why he thinks the value of Philosophy cannot be overstated.
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Ulrike Heuer, Associate Professor

+ 44 (0)113 343 1018

Theoretical Ethics; Action Theory; Value Theory; Theories of Practical Reasons; Moral Psychology; Normative Ethics.
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Simon Hewitt, Research Fellow (Nature of Representation)

Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics; Medieval Logic and Philosophy; Philosophy of Religion
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Jonathan Hodge, Senior Lecturer (retired)

Jonathan Hodge researches the long run history of theories about origins and species.
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Louise Jenkins, PhD student

Emergency Midwifery Care, Complex midwifery care and the promotion of Normal birth and Antenatal and Newborn Screening.
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Hannah Johnson, Phd student

Exhibiting the ‘normal’ or impaired? : An Examination of British Exhibitions of Prosthetic and Assistive Technologies for the Disabled, 1850-1921.
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Claire Jones, Visiting Fellow

0113 343 3460

Researcher and curator with interests in the modern History of Medicine, and the material culture of science and medicine
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Nick Jones, Teaching and Administrative Assistant

+44 (0)113 343 3390

The History of Philosophy (especially Locke and Berkeley); Philosophy of Humour
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Chris Kenny, Teaching Fellow, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

+44 (0)113 343 3266

Science and Religion; Early Modern Science; Early Modern Philosophy.
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Matthew Kieran, Professor of Philosophy and the Arts

+44 (0)113 343 3270

Aesthetics and Philosophy of the Arts; Creativity; Character; Ethics; Philosophical Psychology.
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Rob Lawlor, Lecturer

+44 (0)113 343 7797

Normative and Applied Ethics; Climate Change Ethics; Exploitation; The Structure of Moral Theories; The Demandingness of Ethics.
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Gail Leckie, Post-doctoral researcher on ERC Nature of Representation Project.

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Philosophy of Language and Logic, Mind and Epistemology.
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Grace Lockrobin, Teaching Fellow (PT)

Philosophy in education, Philosophy of education, moral education, normative ethics, applied ethics, aesthetics, and philosophy of mind and philosophy of action in relation to moral education.
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Alice Logan, BA Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Thought

Third year student Alice discusses the benefits of studying three different subject areas and the range of career options open to Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Thought graduates.
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George MacDonald Ross, Senior Lecturer (retired)

History of Modern Philosophy (Hobbes, Leibniz, and Kant).
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Coreen McGuire, PhD Student prcamc@leeds.ac.uk

PhD HPS My PHD is entitled, “The ‘Deaf Subscriber’ and the shaping of the British Post Office’s Amplified Telephones 1918-1939.”
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Christopher Megone, Professor of Interdisciplinary Applied Ethics, Director Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied

+44 (0) 113 34 33278 / 37888

Classical Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy; Ethics (including Applied Ethics, especially Medical and Business Ethics); Moral Psychology and Practical Reasoning.
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Aaron Meskin, Associate Professor

+44 (0)113 34 33284

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Philosophical Psychology; Philosophy of Film; Philosophy of Literature.
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Jack Morrell, Visiting Lecturer

British Science, 1760- c.1939; History of Scientific Institutions; History of Geology.
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Vincent C. Müller, University Academic Fellow

Vincent is a University Academic Fellow whose research focuses on theory and ethics of technology, particularly big data and artificial intelligence.
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James Openshaw, MA Philosophy

James reflects upon his time studying MA Philosophy and talks about the opportunities to be immersed in the research culture of the school.
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Jim Parry, Honorary Fellow and University Life Fellow

Social and Political Philosophy; Marx; Gramsci; Jurisprudence; Applied Ethics; Philosophy of Education; Philosophy of Sport.
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Robert Pezet, MA Philosophy

Robert tells us what led him to choose an MA in Philosophy and what he gained from the experience.
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Gregory Radick, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science and Director of the Leeds Humanities Research Institute

+44 (0)113 343 3269

History and Philosophy of Biology, especially evolutionary biology, genetics and animal behaviour; History of the Human Sciences; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of History; Intellectual Property
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Bryan Ross, PhD student

My thesis focusses on animal rights with the aim of examining various points of contact between normative theory and animal ethics.
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Sean Sinclair, PhD Student

I am a PhD student examining the ethics of healthcare resource allocation, and the intersection of those issues with wider issues of normative ethics.
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Stefan Skrimshire, Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies

Political Theology, Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Apocalypse in Religion and Political Culture, Eschatology in Christian Doctrine and Western Philosophy, Climate Change and Political Activism.
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George Stamets, PhD student

Philosophy of action (including free will and moral responsibility), mind, and metaphysics generally (especially causation, personhood)
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James F. Stark, University Academic Fellow in Medical Humanities

+44 (0)113 343 0247

History of medicine, especially infectious disease, public health and ageing; history of medical technology; interdisciplinary medical humanities.
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Mark Steadman, PhD student

A History of the Scientific Collections of the Leeds Museum, 1819-1921: Acquiring, Interpreting & Presenting the Natural World in the English Industrial City
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Nahuel Sznajderhaus, Thesis title: Realism and Intertheory Relationships: Interstructuralism, Closed Theories and the Quantum-Classical Limit

My project focuses on the foundations of physics, more specifically on the realist interpretation of quantum mechanics, and the relationship with classical physics.
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Jonathan Topham, Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)113 34 32526

Jon Topham is a Senior Lecturer in History of Science and Programme Director for PRHS Joint Honours. His research relates mainly to the cultural history of science in late Georgian Britain.
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Elizabeth Watkins, MA by Research Student

MA by Research Philosophy
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Marc Wilcox, PhD Student

Marc Wilcox's PhD research focuses on attempting to defend an account of moral status that grants beings consideration on the basis that they are capable of intentional action.
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Robert Williams, Professor of Theoretical Philosophy

0113 343 3282

Logic, Philosophy of Mind and Language; Metaphysics; Formal epistemology.
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Adrian Wilson, Senior Lecturer in History of Medicine

+44 (0)113 343 3261

History of Childbirth; English Voluntary Hospitals, 1750-1850; History of Pathology; Historical Theory; Literary Theory.
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Emily Winterburn, Visiting Fellow

Scientific Families, Women in Science and Science Education in the 18th/19th Centuries; Material Culture in the History of STM; History of Astronomy (esp. Islamic/Arabic Astronomical Instruments).
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Sam Wren-Lewis, PhD student

My thesis title is 'What Use is a Hedonometer for Measuring Well-Being? A Defence of the Adequacy and Significance of Measuring Emotional Well-Being Objectively'
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Vivian Wyatt, Visiting Lecturer

+44 (0)113 264 6679

Genetic Susceptibility to Polio and Motor Neurone Disease; Poliomyelitis and Injections in the Third World; History of Brucellosis.
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Mark Wynn, Professor of Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy of religion; philosophical study of religious practice; philosophy, religion and place; religion and emotion; philosophy and the spiritual life; medieval philosophy and theology
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