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Current employment destinations of our previous PhD students


Listed below are the names of all the students who have gained their PhDs since 2002. The vast majority have gained academic positions. Where these students have also taken the MPhil in Philosophy at the Faculty, the year this was awarded is noted.



Annie Bosse
PhD: Dec 2021
Researcher, Scottish Parliament Information Centre
Sahanika Ratnayake
PhD: Nov 2021
Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Vienna
Karam Chadha
PhD: July 2021
Assistant Professor in Legal Theory at Durham University
Benjamin Marschall
PhD: May 2021
Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge University

Samuel Hughes
PhD: Nov 2020

Research Fellow at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, Oxford University

Lucy McDonald
PhD: Sep 2020

Lecturer in Ethics, King's College, London 

Jessica Kaplan
PhD: May 2020

Communications manager, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford University

Ralph Weir
PhD: May 2020

Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Lincoln

William Simpson
PhD: May 2020

Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and also a Research Associate of the Divinity Faculty at the University of Cambridge

Matthew Johnson
PhD: Jan 2020

 Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, for the Oxford Character Project's "Virtues and Vocations" project.

Rachel Robertson
PhD: Jan 2020

Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University

Li Li Tan
PhD: Dec 2019

 Strategy Consultant at Crimson Education

Matt Dougherty
PhD: Nov 2019
MPhil: July 2014

Affiliated lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy, Cambridge University

Wes Wrigley
PhD: Nov 2019

Lecturer in Philosophy at Wadham College, University of Oxford

James Hutton
PhD: Nov 2019
MPhil: July 2015


Assistant Professor, TU Delft, Netherlands


Cathy Mason
PhD: Nov 2019

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, CEU, Vienna

Alex Moran
PhD: Oct 2019

Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Ella Whiteley
PhD: July 2019
MPhil: July 2013

Lecturer in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Sheffield

Daisy Dixon
PhD: May 2019
MPhil: July 2014

Junior Research Fellow, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge

Stephen Duxbury
PhD: April 2019


Katie Robertson
PhD: Jan 2019

Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

Luke Cash
PhD: Apr 2019
MPhil: July 2014

Director of Business Operations at

Daniel Williams
PhD: Dec 2018
MPhil: July 2015

Junior research fellow at Corpus Christi College,  University of Cambridge

Maxime LePoutre
PhD: Oct 2018

Lecturer in Politics and International relations, University of Reading

Fredrik Nyseth
PhD: May 2018
MPhil: July 2013

University Lecturer at the University of Tromsø

Adam Bales
PhD: May 2018

Senior Research Fellow at the Global Priorities Institute, Oxford.

Jens van T'Klooster
PhD: April 2018

FWO Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte of the KU Leuven

Annika Boeddeling
PhD: March 2018
MPhil: July 2013

Research Fellow, Karl-Franzens University, Graz.

Mat Simpson
PhD: November 2017
MPhil: July 2013

Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, CEU, Vienna

Alexander Greenberg
PhD: October 2017
MPhil: July 2011

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Philosophy Department at University College London.

Marco Meyer
PhD: July 2017

Director at Principia where he specialises in organizational ethics, organizational psychology, and quantitative analytics, with a focus on the financial sector. Staff member at the Institute of Philosophy, Hamburg University.

Ali Boyle
PhD: October 2017
MPhil: July 2013

Research Associate,  Position held jointly at the Leverhulme Centre for Future Intelligence, University of Cambridge, and the Centre for Science and Thought, University of Bonn. 

Nora Heinzelmann
PhD: May 2017

Assistant Professorship, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany

Georgina Statham
PhD: December 2016

Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowship, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Fiona Doherty
PhD submitted December 2016

Research Fellow, Bios Centre Think Tank

Shyane Siriwardena
PhD: November 2016
MPhil: July 2012

Lecturer, Leeds Trinity University

Lukas Skiba
PhD: September 2016
MPhil: July 2011

Research Associate at the University of Hamburg

Carlo Rossi
PhD: July 2016

Assistant Professor, Adolfo Ibáñez University

Cristian Constantinescu
PhD: May 2016

Lecturer, Department of Philosophy,
Birkbeck College, University of London

Daniel Brigham
PhD: March 2016

Teacher of Philosophy, St. Paul's School, London

Paul Raekstad
PhD: January 2016

Member of staff, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam

Lucy Campbell
PhD: March 2016

Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Warwick University

Adam Caulton
PhD: July 2015
MPhil: July 2007

Associate Professor, Clarendon University Lecturer, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Balliol College, Oxford.

Neal Carrier
PhD: December 2014

Director of Sixth Form at Wyecombe Abbey

Alexis Papazoglou
PhD: July 2014
MPhil: July 2008

Editor at The Institute of Art and Ideas / Host of The Philosopher & The News podcast

Amanda Cawston
PhD: July 2014
MPhil: July 2008

Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, Tilburg University

Claire Benn
PhD: June 2014
MPhil: July 2010

Assistant Professor, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge

Daniel Elstein
PhD: May 2014
MPhil: July 2003

Lecturer in Ethical & Political Philosophy, Leeds University

Owen Griffiths
PhD: May 2014
MPhil: July 2010

Temporary Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy, Cambridge University.

JP Smit
PhD: December 2013
MPhil: July 2004

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Stellenbosch University.

Chris Cowie
PhD: October 2013

Associate Professor/REF Impact Officer/Acting Director of Research/Director of UG & PG Student Experience/Placement Officer, Durham University

Steven Methven
PhD: July 2013

Associate Researcher at Worcester College, University of Oxford

Emily Thomas
PhD: June 2013

Associate Professor, Durham University

Sebastian Nye
PhD: May 2013
MPhil: July 2009

Keble College, University of Oxford

Michael Hannon
PhD: December 2013
MPhil: July 2009

Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham. Visiting Research Fellow on the 'Knowledgeable Democracy' project in Amsterdam, and an Honorary Research Fellow at London's Institute of Philosophy.

Rob Trueman
PhD: April 2013
MPhil: July 2009

Lecturer, University of York

Duen-Min Deng 
PhD: March 2013
MPhil: July 2009

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy,
National Taiwan University

Tom Simpson
PhD: June 2012
MPhil: July 2008

Associate Professor in Philosophy and Public Policy,
Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Emily Caddick Bourne
PhD: May 2012
MPhil: July 2008

Lecturer in Philosophy at Manchester University

Lorna Finlayson
PhD: November 2011
MPhil: July 2008

Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex

Mark De Silva
PhD: July 2011
MPhil: July 2001

Author, Contributing Editor 3AM magazine, research editor, New York Times.

Christine Tiefensee
PhD: June 2011
MPhil: July 2007

Assistant Professor of Philosophy,
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Xiaoxu Chen
PhD: May 2011
Associate Professor, Wuhan University, China

Maike Albertzart
PhD: March 2011
MPhil: July 2007

Regular Faculty member,
Humboldt-Universität, Berlin

Nathan Wildman
PhD: February 2011
MPhil: July 2007

Assistant Professor, Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics & Philosophy of Science

Tim Button
PhD: February 2011
MPhil: July 2005

Lecturer, Department of Philosophy
University College London

Adrian Boutel
PhD: February 2011
MPhil: July 2006

Guest Lecturer in Philosophy, LSE

Harry Adamson
PhD: January 2011
MPhil: July 2006


Laura Biron-Scott
PhD: July 2010
MPhil: July 2008

Tim Storer
PhD: June 2010

Adam Stewart-Wallace
PhD: March 2010
MPhil: May 2006


Luca Incurvati
PhD: March 2010
MPhil: Oct 2006

Associate Professor, Faculty of Philosophy and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam
Charlotte Werndl
PhD: February 2010
Chair in Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Salzburg, and maintains a visiting professorship at LSE.

Tom Stern
PhD: November 2009
MPhil: July 2006

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy,
University College London

Damien Freeman
PhD: June 2009
MPhil: July 2006

Writer, Lawyer & Philosopher

Gemma Mitchell
PhD: June 2009
MPhil: July 2004

Civil Service Fast Stream

Florian Steinberger
PhD: April 2009
MPhil: July 2004

Lecturer of Philosophy, Birkbeck University, London

Miguel Ley-Pineda
PhD: February 2009
MPhil: July 2005

Business Owner

Ben Colburn
PhD: February 2008
MPhil: July 2004

Professor of Philosophy,
University Glasgow

Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen
PhD: October 2007
MPhil: July 2004

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy,
University of Aarhus

Brian King
PhD: May 2007
MPhil: July 2002

College Lecturer, Brasenose College, University of Oxford
Veli Mitova
PhD: February 2007
Professor and Head of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg
Neil Sinclair
PhD: February 2006
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, 
University of Nottingham
Katherine Harloe
PhD: December 2004
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, 
University of Reading
Oliver Sensen
PhD: November 2004
Associate Professor, Department of 
Philosophy, University of Tulane

Carrie Jenkins
PhD: November 2004
MPhil: July 2001

Canada Research Chair in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia
Alexander Paseau
PhD: October 2003

Professor of Mathematical Philosophy and Stuart Hampshire Fellow, Wadham College, University of Oxford

Jan Westerhoff
PhD: July 2003
MPhil: July 2000

Fellow and Tutor in Theology and Religion; Professor of Buddhist Philosophy at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Cain Todd
PhD: July 2003
Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, 
Lancaster University
Greg Scherkoske
PhD: December 2002
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, 
Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Rowan Cruft
PhD: November 2002
MPhil: July 1998

Professor, Department of Philosophy, 
University of Stirling

Craig Bourne
PhD: October 2002
MPhil: July 1999

Reader in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy,
University of Hertfordshire
Adriaan van Heerden
PhD: June 2002
Fine Art Photographer

Dominic Gregory
PhD: June 2002
MPhil: July 1998

Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, 
University of Sheffield

Charlotte Cope
PhD: May 2002
MPhil: July 1998

A&E Consultant

Alison Hills
PhD: February 2002
MPhil: July 1998

Professor of Philosophy and Tutorial Fellow,
St John's College, University of Oxford

Rebecca Roache
PhD: February 2002
MPhil: July 1999

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London
Nehama Verbin
PhD: February 2002
Lecturer, Department of Philosophy,
University of Tel Aviv





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