Good Practice Scheme Subscribers

Here is a list of philosophy departments (or equivalent), learned societies and research projects that have signed up to the Good Practice Scheme so far. If we’ve missed you off the list, please email All of the GPS documents have been signed up to unless stated otherwise.

Please note that subscription to the scheme is on a self-reporting basis, and the BPA and SWIP do not audit the units that have reported themselves as subscribing. Any members of those units who believe that the relevant recommendations are not being adhered to should raise the matter with the relevant head of department/chair/editor/PI.

Philosophy departments (or other academic units) in the UK

Department Links to GPS info Approx. date signed up Exceptions
Philosophy, Theology & Religion, University of Birmingham April 2014
Philosophy, University of Nottingham June 2014
Birkbeck College London July 2014
Philosophy, University of Bristol August 2014
Philosophy, University of Manchester Here September 2014 Staff-student relations policy wording not endorsed; however the practical requirements of the policy have been adopted.
Philosophy, University of Sheffield Here
Philosophy, University of Southampton Here November 2014
School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex Here January 2015
Philosophy, University of Leeds January 2015
Philosophy, King’s College London January 2015
Philosophy, University of Sussex February 2015
Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics Here February 2015
Philosophy, University of Stirling February 2015
Philosophy, University of Reading Here February 2015
Philosophy, University of Edinburgh Here March 2015
Philosophy, University of Glasgow Here July 2015
Philosophy, University of Durham Here October 2015
Philosophy, University of York October 2015
Philosophy, University of Aberdeen October 2015  All policies accepted where compatible with University policy.
Philosophy, University of Warwick December 2015
Philosophy, University of St. Andrews January 2016
Philosophical Studies, University of Newcastle February 2016
Philosophy, University of Kent March 2016
Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire April 2017 On staff-student relationships, the Philosophy Department recognises and endorses the University of Hertfordshire’s policies and regulations; see the website for more information.
Philosophy, University of Oxford June 2018

Philosophy departments (or other academic units) outside the UK

Department  Link to GPS information Approx. date signed up Exceptions
Philosophy, Montclair State University, USA Here September 2015
Philosophy, University College Dublin Here January 2017
Philosophy, Central European University, Budapest Here October 2017

Learned societies (w/relevant journal) & journals

Learned society/journal Approx. date signed up
British Society for the Philosophy of Science (BJPS) February 2014
British Society of Aesthetics (British Journal of Aesthetics) March 2014
Mind Association (Mind) April 2014
Journal of Applied Philosophy June 2014
Society for Women in Philosophy April 2015
British Philosophical Association May 2015
The Analysis Trust (Analysis) July 2015
Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain September 2015
British Society for Ethical Theory September 2015
The Aristotelian Society (Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society) October 2015
British Society for the History of Philosophy  2015
European Philosophy of Science Association (European Journal for the Philosophy of Science) December 2017
The Forum June 2018

Research projects

Project Institution Principal investigator Project ends Approx. date signed up
PERFECT University of Birmingham Lisa Bortolotti  Sept 2019 November 2014
Architecture of Consciousness University of Manchester Tim Bayne  Sept 2017 November 2014
Costs & Benefits of Optimism University of Birmingham Lisa Bortolotti Sept 2016 August 2015
Nature of Representation University of Leeds Robbie Williams  Oct 2017 February 2015
Changing Attitudes in Public Discourse Cardiff University Alessandra Tanesini March 2019 March 2017

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