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I am the Peter Sowerby Professor of Philosophy and Medicine at King’s.  Previously I held the chair in Philosophy at the University of Bristol, and was lecturer and then reader at the University of Edinburgh before that. I have also held visiting positions at Dartmouth College, Saint Louis University, Monash University, and All Souls College Oxford.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Philosophy of science
  • Philosophy and history of medicine
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology

My work is principally in those areas where philosophy of science overlaps with metaphysics and epistemology.  I have a particular interest in the philosophy of medicine, especially regarding methodological issues in causal and statistical inference.


  • Philosophy of medicine
  • Philosophy of science