Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology Staff

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Head of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Professor Harry G West

Professor of Anthropology

Amory
Academic staff
Dr Alexey Bessudnov

Senior Lecturer (Sociology)

Clayden
Dr Katharine Boyd

Senior Lecturer (Sociology)

Clayden
Professor Giovanna Colombetti

Associate Professor

Embodied mind; enactivism; extended mind; situated cognition; emotion; affect; feelings; phenomenology; body; material culture
Amory
Dr Adrian Currie

Lecturer (Philosophy)

Byrne House
Dr Jonathan Davies

Lecturer (Philosophy)

Amory
Professor Tia DeNora

Professor (Sociology of Music)

Music, wellbeing, mental health, palliative care, emotion, aesthetic ecology
Amory
Dr Luna Dolezal

Lecturer (Philosophy)

Dr Julien Dugnoille

Senior Lecturer (Anthropology)

Anthrozoology, Human-animal relations, South Korea, Korea, dog, cat, meat, dog meat, cat meat, horsemeat, horse meat, Exeter, Anthropology, Ethnicity, Animal, Trans-species, multispecies, ethnography, East Asia, whalemeat, Europe, Visual Anthropology, Drama, Performance, Oxford, Sorbonne, Chicago, Fulbright, Animal desires, Desire, PhD
Byrne House
Professor John Dupré

Director of Egenis, Professor (Philosophy of Science)

Philosophy of Biology, Process philosophy, Metaphysics, Human Nature, Taxonomy
Byrne House
Dr Abigail Dymond

Lecturer (Sociology and Criminology)

Use of force, police, places of detention, less lethal weapons, restraints, Taser, electric-shock weapons, detention monitoring, torture prevention, human rights, evidence-based policing, science and technology studies, mixed methods research.
Professor Jane Elliott

Professor (Sociology)

Gender, ageing, narrative, longitudinal, mixed-methods, impact
Amory
Dr Hannah Farrimond

Senior Lecturer (Sociology)

Addiction, public health, alcohol, smoking, e-cigarettes, vaping, social identity and norms, behaviour change, stigma.
Byrne House
Dr Ashley Frayling

Lecturer (Criminology)

Amory
Dr Shane Glackin

Lecturer (Philosophy)

Amory
Professor Christine Hauskeller

Associate Professor

Philosophy of Science and Technology; Critical Theory; Empirical Philosophy; Feminist Philosophy; Bioethics; Genetics in Society; Biopolitics
Byrne House
Dr Marika Hietala

Associate Lecturer (Sociology)

Amory
Dr Geoffrey Hughes

Lecturer (Anthropology)

Jordan and the Middle East; Kinship; Personhood; Marriage; Gender; Emotions and Affect; The Anthropology of Islam; Political Economy; The State; Institutions; Infrastructure; Science and Technology Studies
Amory
Professor Samantha Hurn

Associate Professor (Anthropology)

North Cloisters
Dr Iza Kavedžija

Lecturer (Anthropology)

Amory
Professor Susan Kelly

Director of Research

Mainstreaming genomics, consent, non invasive prenatal testing, sociology of diagnosis, 100K Genomes Project
Byrne House
Dr Joel Krueger

Senior Lecturer (Philosophy)

Phenomenology, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, embodied cognition, extended mind, social cognition, emotions, self, psychopathology, asian and comparative philosophy, philosophy of music, pragmatism
Amory
Professor Sabina Leonelli

Professor of Philosophy and History of Science

Data science and data-intensive research, Big and Open Data, Experimental organisms, Open Science, Data ethics and inequality, Bio-ontologies, data semantics and classification data, Knowledge infrastructures, Embodied and indigenous knowledge, Scientific modelling, abstraction and idealisation, Organisation of research, Science policy
Byrne House
Dr Charles Masquelier

Lecturer (Sociology)

Amory
Dr Narzanin Massoumi

Lecturer (Sociology and Criminology)

Professor Staffan Müller-Wille

Associate Professor

cultural history of heredity, history and philosophy of systematics, history of race, gene concept, Carl Linnaeus, Gregor Mendel, Wilhelm Johannsen, Franz Boas
Byrne House
Professor Mike Michael

Professor (Anthropology and Sociology)

Amory
Professor Susan Molyneux-Hodgson

Professor of Sociology

Byrne House
Dr Kawa Morad

Lecturer (Anthropology)

Professor Lenny Moss

Associate Professor

Amory
Dr Nitzan Peri-Rotem

Lecturer (Sociology and Q Step)

Clayden
Dr Emma Pilgrim

Research Fellow

Novel food growing techniques Food security Health and well-being associated with food growing schemes
Lazenby House
Dr Chris Playford

Lecturer (Sociology)

Social Stratification, Sociology of Education, Administrative Data, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Latent Class Analysis
Clayden
Dr Nigel Pleasants

Director of Education, Senior Lecturer

Amory
Dr Andrea Raimondi

Lecturer (Philosophy)

Amory
Professor Brian Rappert

Professor (Sociology)

Secrecy, disclosure, expertise, data, crime
Amory
Dr Tom Rice

Senior Lecturer (Anthropology)

Anthropology, sound, auditory culuture, acoustemology, anthrozoology, bioacoustics, institutions
Amory
Dr Tom Roberts

Lecturer (Philosophy)

Extended mind; emotion; cognition; consciousness; embodiment
Amory
Professor Michael Schillmeier

Professor (Sociology)

 Bodies, Senses, Things; Health, Illness and Dis/ability; Art and Intervention; Speculative Research; Cosmopolitics; Empirical Philosophy     
Amory
Dr Astrid Schrader

Lecturer (Sociology and Philosophy)

Feminist science studies, ontologies, Derrida, marine microbes, human-animal relations, anthropocentrism, time,  care, responsibility, environmental justice
Byrne House
Dr Ernesto Schwartz-Marin

Lecturer (Sociology)

Citizen-Led Science Biomedicine, Genomics Forensics, Race and Nation Data Justice Participatory Science and Technology Studies
Byrne House
Dr Stuart Scrase

Associate Lecturer (Sociology)

Amory
Dr Edward Skidelsky

Lecturer

Amory
Dr Christopher Thorpe

Senior Lecturer (Sociology)

Social theory, cultural sociology, Italy, sociology of culture, social work, Field Theory, Deviance  
Amory
Dr Adam Toon

Senior Lecturer (Philosophy)

Philosophy of science Philosophy of mind Scientific models Material culture Extended mind thesis
Byrne House
Dr Katharine Tyler

Senior Lecturer (Anthropology)

Race, ethnicity, whiteness, Britishness, social class, legacies of empire, race and genomics
Amory
Dr Kirsten Walsh

Lecturer (Philosophy)

Early Modern Philosophy, Isaac Newton, HPS, Philosophy of Science, Methodology
Lazenby House
Dr Sam Wilkinson

Lecturer (Philosophy)

Byrne House
Dr Dana Wilson-Kovacs

Senior Lecturer

Careers, professional trajectories, qualitative methods, forensics, clinical practice, intimacy, sexuality, gender.
Amory
Research Fellows
Dr Gemma Anderson

Research Fellow

Dr Alexander Badman-King

EASE Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Anthrozoology)

North Cloisters
Dr Nicole-Kerstin Baur

BAMI Research Fellow

Byrne House
Dr Louise Bezuidenhout

Research Fellow

Dr Joshua Blamire

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Amory
Mr Mark Brenchley

Associate Lecturer

Dr Fenella Eason

EASE Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Anthrozoology)

North Cloisters
Dr Jessica Groling

EASE Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Anthrozoology)

North Cloisters
Dr Jean Harrington

Research Fellow

Byrne House
Dr Steven Kapp

Research Fellow in Autism and Neurodiversity

Byrne House
Dr Anne Sophie Meincke (Spann)

Research Fellow

 metaphysics; philosophy of biology; philosophy of mind and action
Dr Daniel Nicholson

Research Fellow

Byrne House
Dr Steve North

EASE Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Anthrozoology)

Dr Achim Rosemann

Research Fellow

Byrne House
Dr Ginny Russell

Senior Research Fellow (Sociology and Egenis)

autism, social science, psychology, health, child mental health, neurodiversity, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, dyslexia, neurodevelopmental disorder
Byrne House
Mr Ivan Tacey

EASE Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Anthrozoology)

North Cloisters
Niccolò Tempini

Research Fellow

Dr Irina Wenk

ERC Marie Curie Fellow

North Cloisters
Dr Hannah Wheat

Research Fellow

Byrne House
Dr Kath Wilkinson

Research Fellow

Amory
Associate Research Fellows
Dr Sally Atkinson

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Scientific knowledge, interdisciplinarity, political economy, ethnography, biomedicine, neurodegenerative disease, digital technologies, data science, disease experience, aging
Dr Jennifer Cuffe

Associate Research Fellow

Department administrator
Mr Dave Morning

Departmental Administrator

Amory
Ms Charlotte Nicolls

Administrator

Amory
Professional Services Staff
Tom Allen

SSIS Student Recruitment Administrator

Amory
Melissa Barrett

Widening Participation and Student Recruitment Assistant

Amory
Mrs Gemma Bartlett

Strategic Marketing Campaign Manager

Amory
Kate Blackmore

Outreach Officer- Communications & Corporate Affairs

Amory
Mr Christopher Calvert

EASE Project Administrator

North Cloisters
Sarah Lucas

Communications and Marketing Officer

Amory
Eleanor Monger

Student Recruitment and Admissions Manager

Amory
Miss Julia Paci

Employability and Outreach Manager

Amory
Dr Gabi Recknagel

Research Development Adviser (Social Science Cluster)

Amory
Emma Reeve

Head of Communications and Marketing

Knightley
James Smith

Business Partner, International Partnerships

Jane Tanner

Web Marketing Officer (Web Team)

Amory
Emma Tranter

Executive Assistant

Lazenby House
Chee Wong

College Operations

Byrne House
Graduate teaching assistants
Mr Lewis Coyne

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amory
Jack Griffiths

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amory
Mr Peter Hughes

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amory
Mr Jacob Lucas

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amory
Eimear McLoughlin

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  Nonhuman Animal Personhood Commodification of Nonhuman Animal Bodies Animal Slaughter Sociology of Emotion Queer Theory Queer Animals Visual Anthropology Sound Anthropology    
Ms Rosanna Mead

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Ms Aimee Middlemiss

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amory
Ms Celia Plender

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amory
Ms Jaanika Puusalu

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amory
Ms Eva Schurig

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amory
Ms Elena Sharratt

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Ms Georgia Smith

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amory
Mr Javier Suarez Diaz

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Associate member
Dr Paul Cleave

Honorary Research Fellow

Professor Malcolm Cowburn

Honorary Professor of Criminology

Sex offenders, prison, diversity, research ethics
Professor Grace Davie

Professor of Sociology

Amory
Professor Andrew Pickering

Professor

Amory
Dr Hilary Wheaton

Associate Member

Graduate Research Assistants
Daisy Elliott

Graduate Research Assistant

Anthropology Sociology Medicine
Byrne House
Mary Tamplin

Graduate Research Assistant

Byrne House