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Teaching & Research Staff

Permanent Teaching Staff
Fixed Term Lecturers
Research Fellows
Affiliated Lecturers
Emeritus Professors

Permanent Teaching Staff

Dr Arif Ahmed
University Reader

Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics

On leave in Michaelmas Term 2020

Professor Alexander Bird
Research Director
from 1st July 2020 and Bertrand Russell Professor from 1st Oct 2020

Philosophy of Science, Philosophy and History of Medicine, Metaphysics, Epistemology

Dr Julia Borcherding
University Lecturer

Early modern philosophy, ethics

Dr Angela Breitenbach
University Lecturer

Kant, philosophy of science, environmental philosophy, aesthetics

On sabbatical leave in Michaelmas Term 2020

Dr Clare Chambers
University Reader

Political Philosophy

On research leave from 1/10/2018 to 30/09/2021 [Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship]

Professor Richard Holton
Professor of Philosophy

Moral Psychology, Ethics, Philosophy of Law and Philosophy of Language

Professor Rae Langton
Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy
Chair of the Faculty

History of Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics and Feminist Philosophy

Dr Jessie Munton
University Lecturer

Philosophy of mind, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Psychology


Professor Alex Oliver
Professor of Philosophy

Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mathematics

On sabbatical leave in Easter Term 2021 and Easter Term 2022

Professor Michael Potter
Professor of Philosophy

Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophical Logic, History of Analytic Philosophy


Professor Huw Price
Bertrand Russell Professor 
until 30 Sept 2020

Pragmatism, Philosophy of Physics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language

On research leave 2019-20 [Funded by the Leverhulme Trust]

Dr Paulina Sliwa
University Senior Lecturer

Ethics, Epistemology

On research leave [Leverhulme Research Fellowship] until 11th Dec 2020


Fixed Term Lecturers

Dr Matt Bennett

Post-Kantian European philosophy, Moral Philosophy,  Bioethics and Philosophy of Healthcare
Dr John Filling

Ethics, Political Philosophy, Hegel, Marx

Dr Owen Griffiths

Logic, Philosophy of Language, History of Analytic Philosophy

Dr Nikhil Krishnan

Ethics, Metaethics, Political Philosophy, History of 20th-Century Philosophy

Dr Tom McClelland

Philosophy of Mind and Action, Philosophy of Psychology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Aesthetics, Epistemology

Dr Maeve McKeown

Ethics, Political Philosophy, Feminism

Research Fellows 

Dr Adam Bales
Junior Research Fellow
St John's College

Decision Theory, Practical Rationality

Dr Ali Boyle
Research Associate in Kinds of Intelligence
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge & Centre for Science and Thought,
University of Bonn

Philosophy of Mind and Psychology

Dr Jeremy Butterfield
Senior Research Fellow     
Trinity College

Philosophy of Physics

Dr Stephen Cave
Senior Research Associate
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

Applied ethics, ontology, philosophy of technology

Jacopo Domenicucci
Junior Research Fellow
Emmanuel College from 1st Oct 2020

Risk and practical rationality

Dr Daisy Dixon
Junior Research Fellow

Philosophy of Art, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Dr Michael Gabbay
Research Fellow funded by International Federation of Computational Logic

Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics

Dr Antara Haldar
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow

Law and Development, Law and Economics, Legal theory

Dr Spencer Johnston
British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Medieval Philosophy, Mathematical Logic

Dr Maiya Jordan
British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
from 1st Nov 2020

Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Moral Psychology

Dr Yang Liu
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Logic, Philosophy of Probability, Rational Choice

Lucy McDonald
Junior Research Fellow 
St John's College 
from 1st Oct 2020

Philosophy of Language, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy

Professor John Marenbon
Senior Research Fellow
Trinity College

Medieval Philosophy

Dr Tushar Menon
British Academy Postdoctoral
Research Fellow

Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science

Dr Matthew Simpson
Junior Research Fellow 
Robinson College 
from 1st Oct 2020

Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics 

Dr Dan Williams
Junior Research Fellow
Corpus Christi College

Philosophy of mind and psychology


Affiliated Lecturers

Dr Marina Frasca-Spada
Affiliated Lecturer


History of early modern philosophy



Emeritus Professors

Professor Simon Blackburn
Emeritus Professor

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Psychology

Professor Raymond Geuss
Professor of Philosophy

Political and Social Thought, Aesthetics

Professor Jane Heal
Professor in Philosophy

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Professor D.H. Mellor
Emeritus Professor died 21 June 2020

Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind

Professor Onora O'Neill
Emeritus Honorary Professor

Immanuel Kant, Political Philosophy, Ethics: Obligations and Rights; Justice and Virtues, Bioethics
Professor T.J. Smiley
Emeritus Professor
Logic, Philosophical Logic, Aristotle