Research in the Press
N Davis, Optimism may hold secret to longer life, study suggests, Guardian, August 2019. Article on the effects of optimism on longevity with extended quote by me on the benefits of biased beliefs.
K Puddifoot and L Bortolotti, The Bright Side of Memory Errors, The Philosopher's Magazine, July 2018. Article detailing our view of how memory mechanisms producing distorted memory beliefs can support epistemic agency.
D Jones, Grand delusions: Why we all believe the weirdest things?, New Scientist, 15 November 2017. Article featuring my research on delusions.
A Meyerowitz, Could being unrealistically optimistic by good for your mental health?, Red Magazine, 26th June 2017. Article featuring my research on optimism.
S Ebraham, What is so Zen about imperfection?, Canvas 8, 3rd February 2017. Article in which I am quoted on imperfection.
E Vintiadis, The Irrationality within Us, Scientific American, 12th December 2016. Article where my research on irrationality is discussed.
M Beckford and S Adams, Cancer patient forced to have surgery, Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2010. Article where I am quoted on the ethics of forcing treatment on an incapacitated cancer patient.
J Elder, Striving for perfection, Sunday Age Melbourne, 20th September 2009. Article where I am quoted on the costs and benefits of wanting to be perfect.
L Bortolotti, Should human reproductive cloning be allowed?, BBC Focus Magazine, issue 204, How to Live Forever or Die Trying, 4th June 2009.
L Bortolotti, A moral claim not to feel pain, New Statesman, 28th February 2008.
- Award winning film that explores youth mental health to be screened in Birmingham, 4 June 2019.
- Philosopher champions Out of Blue film, 15 October 2018.
- Dementia patients with distorted memories may actually retain key information, 6 March 2018.
- University of Birmingham academics launch mental health workshop pack, 2 March 2018.