Samuel D. Taylor

About me

I currently work as a Senior Policy Advisor for the UK Government in the Nuclear Cluster of the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero. I work on developing large-scale nuclear projects. Previously, I worked in the Defending Democracy Taskforce in the Cabinet Office, Home Office, and Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities.

I am also a visiting researcher in Philosophy at the University of Kent (where I was an Assistant Professor prior to joining the UK Government). My primary research focus was on the role of causation and evidence in cognitive science, and on the relation between cognitive scientific explanations and theories of mental structure and content.  

Details of my research and my teaching experience can be found in my Academic CV and on my PhilPeople, Researchgate, and Google Scholar profiles.

Recorded talk (Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association 2021):



Room: CDA 120

Department of Philosophy

Cornwallis North West

University of Kent


Kent CT2 7NF