I supervise doctoral students in the following areas:
- Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Psychology (e.g. belief, agency, rationality, self knowledge, memory)
- Philosophy of Psychiatry (e.g. the nature of mental illness, status of psychiatry, psychiatric ethics)
Please contact me directly if you are thinking of applying to the University of Birmingham for a place in our PhD programme and want to work with me on one of the areas listed above. It would be great if you could send me a short research proposal together with your informal inquiry. The University of Birmingham also offers a PhD by distance learning.
Students who completed:
- Andrew Wright (The Problems of Pain), viva passed in February 2015.
- Andrew Woodhall (Addressing Anthropocentrism in Nonhuman Ethics), viva passed in December 2016.
- Isaura Peddis (Empathy as an Emotion), viva passed in September 2017.
- Rachel Gunn (Delusions and Affective Framing), viva passed in November 2017.
- Magdalena Antrobus (Epistemic and Psychological Benefits of Depression), viva passed in November 2017.
- Ben Costello (Moral Sequencing and Intervening to Prevent Harm), viva passed in December 2018.
- Alex Miller Tate ('Radical' Cognitive Science and Philosophical Psychopathology: The case of depression), viva passed in February 2019.
- Matilde Aliffi (Epistemic Rationality of Emotions: A new defence), viva passed in April 2019.
- Markella Grigoriou (schizophrenia and suicide), writing up. Co-supervised with Rachel Upthegrove.
- Valeria Motta (loneliness), 3rd year. Co-supervised with Michael Larkin and Anneli Jefferson.
- Federico Bongiorno (delusion formation), 3rd year. Co-supervised with Ema Sullivan-Bissett.
- Eugenia Lancellotta (adaptiveness of delusions), 2nd year. Co-supervised with Matthew Broome, Anneli Jefferson and Anna Lavis.
- Noorit Larsen (mood disorders and decision making), 2nd year p/t. Co-supervised with Matthew Broome, Anneli Jefferson and Anna Lavis.
- Joseph Houlders (phenomenology and self narratives), 1st year. Co-supervised with Matthew Broome.
I have had the fortune to mentor a number of extraordinary post-doctoral researchers:
- Kengo Miyazono, visiting post-doc in 2013-2015 and now Faculty at the University of Hiroshima.
- Ema Sullivan-Bissett, project PERFECT post-doc and now Faculty at the University of Birmingham.
- Anneli Jefferson, post-doc on the Costs and Benefits of Optimism project in 2015-2016 and Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham 2016-2019, now Faculty at the University of Cardiff.
- Kathy Puddifoot, project PERFECT post-doc in 2015-2018 and now Faculty at the University of Durham.
- Andrea Polonioli, project PERFECT post-doc in 2016-2017 and now research consultant.
- Sophie Stammers, currently project PERFECT post-doc.