Philosophers outside ’old’ universities or named departments

Many philosophers in the UK are not members of named philosophy departments and this may lead to a bit of a visibility problem - you might not expect to find any philosophers in a large School of Humanities and Cultural Industries, or in an art department teaching aesthetics or a French department teaching continental philosophy, for example. In an attempt to address this problem in a small way, here is a list of some such philosophers. If there’s a ’Y’ under ’External examiner’, that means they’re happy to be asked to act as an external efxaminer for undergraduate degree programmes.

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Name

Position

Location

Research interests

External examiner?

Mark Addis Professor of Philosophy School of Arts and Humanities, St Mary’s University Wittgenstein; philosophies of mind and science Y
Alison Ainley Principle Lecturer Department of Humanities and Social Sciences; Anglia Ruskin University Phenomenology; ethics; psychoanalysis; feminist philosophy  
David Aldridge Senior Lecturer School of Education; Oxford Brookes University Hermeneutics; philosophy of education; philosophy of religion  
Ansgar Allen Lecturer School of Education; University of Sheffield History and philosophy of examination, meritocracy and schooling; educational practices and regimes of power  
Eric Alliez Professor of Contemporary French Philosophy Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy; Kingston University Philosophy of modern and contemporary art; political ontology; philosophy of time; Deleuze and Guattari  
Marije Altorf Senior Lecturer; Programme Director School of Theology, Philosophy, and History; St Mary’s University College Imagination and the philosophical imaginary; Iris Murdoch; Hannah Arendt; philosophical dialogue Y
Alison Assiter Professor of Feminist Theory Department of History, Philosophy and Politics; University of West of England Feminist philosophy; political philosophy; Kierkegaard  
Gloria Ayob Senior Lecturer International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion (Centre for Psychosocial Research and Wellbeing); University of Central Lancashire Philosophy of mind and language; demonstrative reference  
Jo Backus Lecturer Department of Study of Religions and Philosophy and Ethics; Bath Spa University Epistemology; philosophies of religion and education; Mahayana Buddhist philosophy  
John Baldacchino Associate Dean Department of Art and Design; University College Falmouth Arts pedagogy; philosophy of education; radical philosophies and aesthetics in education  
Mick Bowles Principal Lecturer Department of Social & Political Studies; University of Greenwich Philosophy of language; Kant; Wittgenstein; Spinoza  
George Boys-Stones Professor of Ancient Philosophy Department of Classics and Ancient History; University of Durham ’Middle’ Platonism and its polemical interactions with Stoicism and early Christian philosophy  
Emily Brady Reader; Programme Director Department of Geography; University of Edinburgh Aesthetics and environmental ethics; Kant and eighteenth-century philosophy; theories of imagination and emotion; animal studies Y
Bob Brecher Professor; Director, Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics & Ethics University of Brighton Moral and political philosophy; applied philosophy  
Isis Brook Senior Lecturer in Philosophy Castle, Writtle College Aesthetics; environmental philosophy; epistemology; phenomenology; education Y
Thom Brooks Reader in Law Durham Law School; Durham University Hegel and German Idealism; jurisprudence; political philosophy; punishment  
John Bryant Professor Emeritus of Bioscience Department of Biosciences; University of Exeter Social attitudes to bioethical and medical ethical issues; the relationships between ’classical’ ethical theory, Christian ethics and bioethics; provision of ethics teaching in Bioscience degree programmes in various countries Y
Will Buckingham Senior Lecturer School of Humanities; De Montfort University Continental philosophy; phenomenology; ethics; Chinese and Asian philosophy Y
Jenny Bunker Lecturer Department of Humanities; Roehampton University Spinoza and modern philosophy; Schopenhauer and post-Kantian philosophy; aesthetics: history and contemporary issues  
Douglas Burnham Professor of Philosophy Staffordshire University Kant; Nietzsche; recent European philosophy; the relation of philosophy and the arts  
David Burton Senior Lecturer Department of Theology and Religious Studies; Canterbury Christ Church University Buddhist philosophy; Indian philosophy; comparative philosophy; philosophy of religion  
Gideon Calder Reader in Ethics and Social Philosophy University of Wales, Newport Contemporary political philosophy; applied ethics; social theory Y
Havi Carel Senior Lecturer Department of History, Philosophy and Politics; University of West of England Phenomenology; philosophy of medicine  
Dee Carter Senior Lecturer Department of Humanities; University of Gloucestershire Christianity; philosophy of religion; religion and
science/environment
Y
Luca Castagnoli Lecturer Department of Classics and Ancient History; University of Durham Most areas and periods of ancient philosophy, and especially ancient dialectic and logic, ancient epistemology and scepticism, and ancient conceptions of memory abd learning Y
Clive Cazeaux Reader in Aesthetics School of Art and Design; Cardiff Metropolitan University Metaphor; aesthetics and epistemology; philosophies of visual arts research and art-science practice Y
Andrew Cochrane Researcher Museum of London Archaeology Non-representational theory; Walter Benjamin; Bruno Latour; visual culture studies  
Giles Cochrane Lecturer Centre for Community & Lifelong Learning; University of Wales, Newport Goethe; Nietzsche; Socrates  
Phillip Cole Professor; Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise Social Ethics Research Centre; University of Wales, Newport Ethics (medical, media, environmental and global); human and animal rights; poverty  
Keith Crome Senior Lecturer Department of History, Politics and Philosophy; Manchester Metropolitan University French philosophy, especially Lyotard and Foucault; phenomenology, in particular Merleau-Ponty; European political philosophy  
David Creese Lecturer Department of History, Classics and Archaeology; Newcastle University Music in ancient Greek intellectual life and literary culture; ancient philosophy (particularly epistemology and ethics); the sciences in Greek and Roman antiquity  
Leon Culbertson Assistant Director (Graduate School) Graduate School; Edge Hill University Philosophy of mind/psychology; philosophy of mind; Wittgenstein; ethics Y
Trevor Curnow Professor Faculty of Arts, Business and Science; University of Cumbria History of philosophy, especially ancient philosophy; moral philosophy; wisdom traditions; divination Y
Jan Deckers Lecturer in Bioethics School of Medical Sciences Education Development; Newcastle University Ethical theory; bioethics; animal ethics Y
Mark Devenney Senior Lecturer School of Historical and Critical Studies; University of Brighton Post-Marxism and discourse theory; contemporary political philosophy; the politics of life and death; and the politics of contemporary capitalism  
Meena Dhanda Reader in Philosophy and Cultural Politics School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications; University of Wolverhampton   Y
Alison Edgley Lecturer School of Health Sciences; University of Nottingham Gender; mental health; qualitative research; the social and political thought of Noam Chomsky  
Lisa Edwards Lecturer School of Sport; Cardiff Metropolitan University Feminist philosophy; ethics in sport; gender and sexuality in sport and PE Y
Shirley Egley Lecturer; Programme Director School of Education; University of Wales, Newport Pedagogy of philosophical enquiry; intercultural dialogue; citizenship in Wales/EU  
Nader El-Bizri Principal Lecturer School of Art, Architecture and Design; University of Lincoln Architectural humanities; phenomenology; Islamic intellectual history Y
Paul Elbourne Reader in Semantics Department of Linguistics; Queen Mary, University of London Semantics; philosophy of language Y
Stuart Elden Professor Department of Geography; Durham University History of geographical thought; philosophies of the world; European political theory and philosophy; Western Marxism  
Alan Forster Lecturer School of the Built Environment; Heriot-Watt University Building conservation philosophy; low carbon traditional and innovative construction materials; building surveying, pathology and maintenance; traditional building resilience to climate change  
Warwick Fox Emeritus Professor of Philosophy formerly in International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion (Centre for Psychosocial Research and Wellbeing); University of Central Lancashire Normative/meta/applied (especially environmental) ethics; philosophy of mind and issues of self-awareness; linguistic and non-linguistic forms of ’mindsharing’ in humans and other animals  
Ken Gale Lecturer Faculty of Education; University of Plymouth Spaces of inquiry that open up when the work of post structural philosophers (including Deleuze, Foucault, Derrida, Butler, Irigaray) is used in relation to and in conjunction with certain forms of qualitative inquiry  
Mahlet Getachew Zimeta Lecturer in Philosophy Department of Humanities; Roehampton University Aesthetics; ethics; philosophy of mind and
philosophical psychology; social philosophy
Y
Christopher Gill Professor of Ancient Thought Department of Classics and Ancient History; University of Exeter Ancient philosophy and thought, especially ethics and psychology; Platonic philosophy, especially the dialogue form and dialectic  
Andy Gilliland Associate Principal Lecturer Department of Secondary Education; Leeds Trinity University College Economic citizenship and participation/inclusion in society; economic literacy and participation in informed decision making of everyday adult life; economic wellbeing and the role of enterprise education in raising aspiration and empowering hope  
Martin Gough Lecturer in Higher Education and Academic Practice Centre for the Study of Higher Education / Unit for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching; University of Kent Philosophy of higher and professional education and learning; the postgraduate domain; identity and the self; the metaphysics, epistemology and ethics of practice Y
Iain Grant Senior Lecturer Department of History, Philosophy and Politics; University of West of England German idealism; metaphysics  
Jane Green Lecturer Department of International and Longlife Education (ILE), Institute of Education; University of London Policy issues to do with professional accountability; ethical responsibility in professional practice; professional ethics and practical knowledge  
Ruth Griffin Senior Lecturer School of Arts and Humanities; Nottingham Trent University Literary existentialism; philosophy of film and media; Foucault Y
Morwenna Griffiths Chair of Classroom Learning Moray House School of Education; University of Edinburgh Social justice; feminism; pedagogy; self-identity  
Darryl Gunson Lecturer School of Social Sciences; University of the West of Scotland Bioethics; medical ethics  
Ullrich Haase Principal Lecturer Department of History, Politics and Philosophy; Manchester Metropolitan University 20th century phenomenology, especially Heidegger and Nietzsche; philosophy of literature  
Peter Hallward Professor of Modern European Philosophy School of Humanities; Kingston University Recent and contemporary French philosophy; contemporary critical theory; political philosophy and contemporary politics; existentialism  
Cecile Hatier Senior Lecturer School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications; University of Wolverhampton Political and moral philosophy Y
Mary Healy Senior Lecturer School of Education; Roehampton University    
Nigel Hems Lecturer Department of History, Politics and Philosophy; Manchester Metropolitan University Modern Philosophy, especially Locke and Kant  
John Hendrix Research Fellow; Professor of Architectural History Lincoln School of Architecture; University of Lincoln Architecture and philosophy; architecture, art and aesthetics  
Peter Herissone-Kelly Lecturer School of Education & Social Sciences; University of Central Lancashire Bioethics, and in particular on the ethics of new reproductive technologies  
Tom Hickey Principal Lecturer Department of Humanities; University of Brighton Contemporary continental philosophy; aesthetics; philosophy of science Y
Louise Hickman Senior Lecturer School of Theology; Newman University College The Platonic tradition in the 17th and 18th Centuries; natural theology; the science and theology conversation Y
Joanna Hodge Professor of Philosophy Department of History, Politics and Philosophy; Manchester Metropolitan University Phenomenology; Derrida on time; transcendental philosophy and aesthetics; genealogies of future differences  
Phillip Horky Lecturer Department of Classics and Ancient History; Durham University Ancient Philosophy in its social, political, and intellectual contexts; Presocratics (especially Pythagoreans), Plato, Early Academy  
Geoffrey Hunt Professor School of Theology, Philosophy, and History; St Mary’s University College Ethics, especially: public accountability; professionalism; healthcare, technology and risk policy; nanotechnology  
Hywel Iorwerth Lecturer School of Sport; Cardiff Metropolitan University Philosophy of sport; socio-political philosophy; ethics (in sport); nationalism and national identity  
Roy Jackson Reader in Philosophy of Religion Department of Humanities; University of Gloucestershire Islamic philosophy; philosophy of religion; Nietzsche Y
Martin Jesinghausen Lecturer Department of English; Staffordshire University Nietzsche; Frankfurt School; modernist literary aesthetics  
Carwyn Jones Reader School of Sport; Cardiff Metropolitan University Moral development in sport; ethics in professional sport; moral psychology; sport and alcohol  
Kath Jones Senior Lecturer Department of Social and Political Studies; University of Greenwich Philosophical methodology and pedagogy; philosophy and psychoanalysis; social and political philosophy  
Barbara Kennedy Reader Staffordshire University Bergson; Deleuze; philosophy and film  
Christopher Kul-Want Course leader School of Art; University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins) Post-Kantian Continental philosophy and aesthetics; the Marxist intellectual tradition; Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalytic theories Y
William Large Senior Lecturer Department of Humanities; University of Gloucestershire Continental philosophy; philosophy of religion; aesthetics; political theory  
Helen E. Lees Research Fellow The Laboratory for Educational Theory, Education; University of Stirling Philosophy of alternative education; philosophy of silence  
Matt Lee Lecturer in Philosophy School of Humanities; University of Greenwich Gilles Deleuze; Robert Brandom; metaphysics; realism Y
David Lewin Lecturer in Philosophy of Education Education Studies Department; Liverpool Hope University Philosophy of education; philosophy of technology; continental philosophy of religion Y
Michael Loughlin Reader in Applied Philosophy Department of Interdisciplinary Studies; Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire    
Peter Lucas Senior Lecturer in Philosophy International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion; University of Central Lancashire Phenomenology and post-phenomenological continental philosophy; self-knowledge; bioethics Y
Stewart Martin Senior Lecturer School of Arts and Education; Middlesex University Philosophical critique of capitalist culture; relation between theories and practices of contemporary art; legacy of post-Kantian philosophies of art; legacy of Frankfurt School Critical Theory  
Hugh McLachlan Professor of Applied Philosophy School for Business and Society; Glasgow Caledonian University Medical Ethics; bio-ethics; applied philosophy Y
Alastair Morgan Lecturer School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy; University of Nottingham Critical theory (particularly the first generation of the Frankfurt School, particularly Adorno and Benjamin); post-Kantian German philosophy; biopower and biopolitics (particularly the philosophy of Giorgio Agamben); philosophy of psychiatry (particularly the interface between continental philosophy and psychiatry) Y
Tristan Moyle Senior Lecturer in Philosophy Department of Humanities and Social Sciences; Anglia Ruskin University Philosophical anthropolog; animal cognition; metaphysics  
D G Mulcahy Professor Department of Teacher Education; Central Connecticut State University Philosophy of education and curriculum studies Y
David Norcliffe Director of Humanities School of Education; University of Wales, Newport Fundamentalism  
Patrick O’Connor Lecturer School of Arts and Humanities; Nottingham Trent University Ethics; phenomenology; post-structuralism Y
Eriko Ogden Honorary Fellow Department of Classics and Ancient History; University of Exeter Interdisciplinary and revisionist approaches to Plato’s ethical and political philosophy; comparative study of Plato’s writings and those of other ancient authors; investigation of Plato’s thinking about myth and religion in cultural context  
Peter Osborne Professor of Modern European Philosophy; Director of CRMEP School of Humanities; Kingston University Kant/Hegel/Marx/first generation Frankfurt critical theory; temporality and philosophy of history; transdisciplinarity, aesthetics and art theory and cultural theory  
Robert Pepperell Professor of Fine Art School of Art and Design; Cardiff Metropolitan University Reconciling knowledge in art, science and philosophy; experimental aesthetics  
Fiona Peters Senior Lecturer Department of Media, Culture and Film; Bath Spa University Love, sexuality and evil (psychoanalytic perspective); feminist theory; history of ideas  
Gary Peters Professor of Critical and Cultural Theory Faculty of Arts; York St John University Continental philosophy; aesthetics Y
Nina Power Senior Lecturer Department of Humanities; Roehampton University Modern French philosophy; modern German philosophy; history of European philosophy; philosophies and politics of the subject  
Paul Reid-Bowen Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics and Study of Religions School of Humanities and Cultural Industries; Bath Spa University Existentialism; ecological philosophy; feminist philosophy; speculative realism  
Stephen Riley Senior lecturer Law Department; Sheffield Hallam University Philosophy of law; jurisprudence Y
Catherine Robinson Lecturer Department for the Study of Religions and Philosophy and Ethics; Bath Spa University Indian and Chinese philosophical and ethical traditions  
Simon Robinson Professor Applied and Professional Ethics Faculty of Business and Law; Leeds Metropolitan University Responsibility; spirituality and ethics; business ethics; employability and ethics Y
Pepe Romanillos Lecturer Department of Geography; University of Exeter Geophilosophy; literary and visual geographies; geographies of death, absence and finitude; spatial theory and continental philosophy Y
Wendy Russell Senior Lecturer School of Sport and Exercise; University of Gloucestershire Philosophy of playwork  
Emily Ryall Senior Lecturer School of Sport and Exercise; University of Gloucestershire Philosophy of sport; philosophy of science and social science; applied and theoretical ethics  
Stella Sandford Principal Lecturer School of Humanities; Kingston University Plato; contemporary philosophies of sex and gender; 20th century French philosophy; feminist philosophy  
Paul Scade Honorary University Fellow Department of Classics and Ancient History; University of Exeter Ancient Philosophy, especially Stoic ontological thought and the relationship between Plato and early Stoicism, and Plato’s metaphysical thought and political views; Leo Strauss Y
Doris Schroeder Professor of Moral Philosophy; Director of
Centre for Professional Ethics; Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne
Centre for Professional Ethics; University of Central Lancashire International justice; human rights and health; global bioethics; benefit sharing  
Niall Scott Senior Lecturer International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion (Centre for Psychosocial Research and Wellbeing); University of Central Lancashire Relationship between political thought and bioethics  
Richard Seaford Professor Department of Classics and Ancient History; University of Exeter Greek literature and religion of the archaic and classical periods; the cultural consequences of the invention of money; Presocratic philosophy  
Raj Sehgal Senior Lecturer in Philosophy Department of Humanities; Roehampton University Ethics; political philosophy; analytical Marxism  
John Sellars Senior Lecturer Department of History, Philosophy and Politics; University of West of England Ancient philosophy; medieval and Renaissance philosophy  
Steven Shakespeare Lecturer Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies; Liverpool Hope University Continental philosophy of religion; Kierkegaard; Derrida; language  
Johan Siebers Senior Lecturer Division of English Language, Linguistics, Literature and Cultures; University of Central Lancashire Metaphysics and its history; philosophy of communication and language; history of post-Kantian German philosophy; social and cultural philosophy  
Mark Sinclair Senior Lecturer Department of History, Politics and Philosophy; Manchester Metropolitan University Phenomenology, particularly Heidegger; philosophy of technology; aesthetics and contemporary philosophy of art; Bergsonism  
Steve Smith Professor of Political Philosophy and Social Policy Social Ethics Research Centre; University of Wales, Newport Political philosophy; social policy  
Henry Somers-Hall Senior Lecturer Department of History, Politics and Philosophy; Manchester Metropolitan University Kant, Hegel and Deleuze on judgement; phenomenology, in particular Merleau-Ponty and Sartre  
Andrew Stables Professor of Education and Philosophy Department of Education; University of Bath Semiotics; continental language philosophy; Wittgenstein; liberal political philosophy Y
Trevor Stammers Programme Director, Bioethics and Medical Law School of Theology, Philosophy, and History; St Mary’s University College Bioethics, especially organ transplantaion; issues at interface of science and religious faith; virtue ethics Y
Richard Stamp Lecturer Department of Media, Culture and Film; Bath Spa University Deconstruction; philosophies of friendship; political philosophy; stupidity  
Lloyd Strickland Senior Lecturer Department of History, Politics and Philosophy; Manchester Metropolitan University Early Modern Philosophy, especially Leibniz  
Stephen Thompson Deputy Dean; Director of Learning and Teaching MeAT Design Research; Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff School of Art and Design) Product design practice and philosophy Y
Tim Thornton Director of Philosophy; Professor of Philosophy & Mental Health School of Health; University of Central Lancashire Philosophy of psychiatry and medicine; judgement; philosophy of thought; Wittgenstein; McDowell; Davidson Y
Neil Turnbull Principle Lecturer School of Arts and Humanities; Nottingham Trent University Philosophy of science and technology; philosophy and everyday life; Heidegger; Wittgenstein Y
Jim Urpeth Senior Lecturer Department of Social & Political Studies; University of Greenwich Aesthetics; philosophy of religion; philosophical naturalism after Kant; the ontology of affectivity, immanence and sublimity  
Wahida Khandker Senior Lecturer Department of History, Politics and Philosophy; Manchester Metropolitan University 19th and 20th century French philosophy, especially Bergson  
David Wall Lecturer School of Social Sciences; University of Northampton Philosophy of mind; epistemology (esp. introspection and self-deception); moral psychology; philosophy of action Y
Sean Watson Principal Lecturer Department of History, Philosophy and Politics; University of West of England Philosophy of science; French philosophy  
David Webb Lecturer Staffordshire University Recent and contemporary European philosophy; Michel Foucault; Michel Serres; Jean Cavailles  
David Webster Senior Lecturer Department of Humanities; University of Gloucestershire Buddhist studies; philosophy of desire; issues of ageing, sickness and death in philosophy and religion