Past PhD students
Some of our PhD alumni share their experiences of Manchester.
Finlay completed his PhD in September 2017. His research concerned the nature of faith, and the relations between faith, belief, unbelief and testimony. He began working as a Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire in October 2017, where he continues to work on the issues developed in his thesis, with a particular focus on their applicability to religion, culture and identity.
Robert Knowles finished his PhD in 2015. He is now a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Leeds, leading the British Academy funded project ‘Mathematics: The Unlikely Engine of Scientific Discovery’.
Moritz completed his PhD in 2014, He is a wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in the Philosophy department at Tübingen, working on a DFG grant application for the project ''Self, Person, Agent: Towards a Unified Picture of Ourselves’
Ben completed his PhD in 2014. Following a postdoc on the ‘Moral Responsibility Research Initiative’ project at the University of Gothenburg, he is now a Postdoctoral Researcher in Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University, as part of the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace. He is planning to write a book developing and defending the account of the conditions on moral responsibility (the ‘structural-narrative view’) that he sketched in his PhD thesis.
Hichem completed his PhD in 2013. He is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Duisburg-Essen, and is working on the nature, value, and normative significance of various attitudes, including the emotions.
Michael completed his PhD in 2012. Following a position as a research associated on the SNF-funded project ‘Grounding: Metaphysics, Science, and Logic’ at the University of Hamburg, he is now a faculty member within the Graduate School of Human Sciences at Assumption University of Thailand.
Paul completed his PhD in 2012. He is a postdoctoral researcher at Manchester researching and developing criticisms of features of economic environmental valuation.
Chloë completed her PhD in 2011. She is currently a research fellow in the Institute for Ethics, History, and the Humanities at the University of Geneva, and is working on a book for the general public on implicit bias.
Paula completed her PhD in 2009. She is now a lecturer at the University of Manchester. Her current research focuses on human evil and the ethics of forgiveness.
Vasco completed his PhD in 2009. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and teaches a range of courses at the BC Institute of Technology.
Michael completed his PhD in September 2009. He is currently a teaching fellow in philosophy at the University of Birmingham.
Alfredo completed his PhD in 2009. He is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies at the Campus Villarrica of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.