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Graduate Students

Feraz Azhar

College: Trinity
Year: PhD 3
Supervisor: Jeremy Butterfield
Thesis topic: Probabilistic reasoning in the inflationary universe
Research interests: Philosophy of physics; philosophy of science; philosophy of neuroscience/cognitive science

Alona Bach

College: Emmanuel
Year: MPhil
Research interests: Scientific communication and popularisation; science, technology, and performance; museums and public display

Claudia Baisini

College: Christ's
Year: PhD 3
Supervisor: Hasok Chang, Tony Lawson (advisor)
Thesis topic: Choice and constraint: the role of language in shaping belief and judgment
Research interests: Conceptual frameworks; incommensurability; ethics; Islamic ethics; theology and law; Jewish ethics; philosophy of language and mind; psychoanalysis

Nicole West Bassoff

College: Trinity Hall
Year: MPhil
Research interests: Critical historical epistemology of 20th-century medical/life sciences, international/global health; science and the law; experts and publics in the communication and regulation of science

Maria Elisabeth G. Behrens

College: St Edmund's
Year: MPhil
Research interests: Philosophy, history and sociology of the social sciences (esp. economics); science and technology studies; rise of behavioralism and formalism in the social sciences; psychotherapy (20th century); consciousness

Laura Brassington

College: Clare Hall
Year: MPhil
Research interests: Working class engagement in science in 19th-century Britain

Jenny Bulstrode

College: Wolfson
Year: PhD 3
Supervisor: Simon Schaffer, Richard Dunn
Thesis topic: Instrumentation and the magnetic crusade
Research interests: Social, industrial and economic history of the phsyical sciences, late 18th and early 19th century
Academia.edu

Sarah Byrne

College: Newnham
Year: MPhil
Research interests: Medieval and early modern medicine; dissection and surgical development

Azita Chellappoo

College: Wolfson
Year: PhD 1
Supervisor: Tim Lewens, Jacob Stegenga
Thesis topic: Cultural evolution of early human institutions
Research interests: Philosophy of biology; feminist philosophy of science; implicit bias

Stijn Conix

College: Queens'
Year: PhD 3
Supervisor: Tim Lewens
Thesis topic: The role of values in species classification
Research interests: Philosophy of biology; values in science; general philosophy of science

Charlotte Connelly

College: Hughes Hall
Year: PhD 3 (part time)
Supervisor: Hasok Chang, Simon Schaffer
Thesis topic: Investigating the flow of electrical ideas through the instruments of their discovery, 1800–1850
Research interests: 19th-century physics; scientific instruments; museums; material culture; polar science and exploration
Scott Polar Research Institute

Julia Davies

College: Sidney Sussex
Year: MPhil
Research interests: History of reproduction; history of pregnancy (particularly complicated pregnancies) and childbirth; preeclampsia and other unexplained conditions of pregnancy; assisted reproductive technologies (IVF, mitochondrial donation); reproductive/sexual health; women's health; gender in medicine/healthcare

Sebastian De Haro

College: Trinity
Year: PhD 2
Supervisor: Jeremy Butterfield, Hasok Chang
Thesis topic: Duality and emergence of spacetime
Research interests: Philosophy of physics; equivalence of theories; emergence; history of modern physics; philosophy of science; scientific understanding
University of Amsterdam

Katy Duncan

College: Robinson
Year: MPhil
Research interests: Philosophy of physics; history of 20th-century physics and chemistry; theory choice and establishment

Joshua Evans

College: Darwin
Year: MPhil
Research interests: History and philosophy of microbiology; taxonomy and classification; theories of evolution and domestication

Meira Gold

College: Wolfson
Year: PhD 2
Supervisor: Jim Secord, Richard Staley
Thesis topic: Knowledge-making in Victorian Egyptology: archaeological practice and the struggle for credibility
Research interests: 19th-century histories of archaeology, Egyptology, fieldwork and collecting; recording and visualization practices; geographies of knowledge
Academia.edu

Michael Harmon

College: Clare
Year: MPhil
Research interests: Science and empire; philosophy of mind and cognition; sociology of technology

Audrey Harnagel

College: Darwin
Year: MPhil
Research interests: Social epistemology, especially expertise and consensus, modelling, institutional design, ethics

Zoë Hitzig

College: Trinity
Year: MPhil
Research interests: Philosophy of economics, especially game theory, mechanism design and development

Sebestian Kroupa

College: Darwin
Year: PhD 2
Supervisor: Emma Spary, Jim Secord
Thesis topic: Georg Joseph Kamel SJ (1661–1706): negotiating the identity of a Jesuit pharmacist at the frontiers of colonial empires
Research interests: Early modern (colonial) histories of natural history in the Indo-Pacific; early modern history of medicine and pharmacy; cross-cultural histories of science; networks of knowledge communication

Katrina Maydom

College: St Edmund's
Year: PhD 3
Supervisor: Lauren Kassell, Emma Spary
Thesis topic: Trade and politics of materia medica in England's early empire
Research interests: Early modern colonial history of Britain and the Americas; early modern medicine and natural history
Academia.edu

Katya Morgunova

College: Trinity
Year: MPhil
Research interests: The human and behavioural sciences from both a historical (incl. early modern and modern periods) and a philosophical point of view, particularly questions of cultural influences on science

Julia Ostmann

College: Trinity Hall
Year: MPhil
Research interests: Late 19th and early 20th-century psychotherapy/psychiatry; history of psychology; consciousness; natural history; museums and public display; integrated history and philosophy of science

Emma Pask

College: Newnham
Year: MPhil
Research interests: History and philosophy of biology; feminist epistemology; visual and material culture in science

Jonnie Penn

College: Pembroke
Year: PhD 1
Supervisor: Richard Staley, Helen Curry (advisor)
Thesis topic: History of artificial intelligence
Research interests: History and philosophy of 20th-century science; artificial intelligence, mathematics, computer science, gender

Karoliina Pulkkinen

College: Darwin
Year: PhD 2
Supervisor: Hasok Chang
Thesis topic: Values in science and the history of the periodic table
Research interests: General philosophy of science; history of chemistry; ethics and politics of science
Academia.edu

Edwin Rose

College: Churchill
Year: PhD 1
Supervisor: Jim Secord, Nick Jardine
Thesis topic: From Sir Hans Sloane to Sir Joseph Banks: the creation and use of private libraries in relation to the practice of natural history, 1740–1830
Research interests: History of natural history c.1650–1850; histories of the book; collecting; museums; classification; scientific images; the earth sciences
Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Hardy Schilgen

College: King's
Year: PhD 3
Supervisor: Anna Alexandrova
Thesis topic: Scientific pluralism and integrative explanation in social and behavioral sciences
Research interests: Philosophy of social sciences; philosophy of behavioral sciences; explanation; scientific pluralism; epistemic integration

Susanne Schmidt

College: Clare
Year: PhD 3
Supervisor: Nick Hopwood, Peter Mandler (advisor)
Thesis topic: A history of the midlife crisis: feminism, psychology and the mass media in the United States in the 1970s
Research interests: History of the social and human sciences; gender and media histories; intellectual, social and cultural history
Website

Guy M. Sechrist

College: Clare Hall
Year: MPhil
Research interests: 17th-century history of English medicine, domestic medicine, patient-healer relations and history of medical print
Academia.edu

Anna Emilie Gehl Skulberg

College: St John's
Year: MPhil
Research interests: Aesthetics in science; scientific imaging, esp. visualizations in contemporary astrophysics.

John Michael Thornton

College: Darwin
Year: PhD 1
Supervisor: Stephen John
Thesis topic: A public health approach to cybersecurity
Research interests: Philosophy of cybersecurity; philosophy of artificial intelligence
Website

Annie Thwaite

College: Pembroke
Year: PhD 2
Supervisor: Lauren Kassell, Peter Jones (advisor)
Thesis topic: Magic and the material culture of healing in early modern England
Research interests: Early modern medicine; medieval medicine; material culture; magic; astrology; collecting
Academia.edu

Elina Vessonen

College: Newnham
Year: PhD 2
Supervisor: Hasok Chang, Anna Alexandrova
Thesis topic: A practice-based approach to concept formation and measurement in social sciences
Research interests: Philosophy of social sciences; measurement; psychometrics; values in science; history of analytic philosophy; Rudolf Carnap; explication
Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Alice Wang

College: Christ's
Year: MPhil
Research interests: History and philosophy of the psychological sciences; Eastern medicine and reproductive health; scientific autobiography; music as medicine and as trauma

T.Y. William Wong

College: Fitzwilliam
Year: PhD 1
Supervisor: Tim Lewens, Jacob Stegenga
Thesis topic: Evolutionary contingency
Research interests: Philosophy of biology; philosophy of science; evolutionary biology; philosophy of mind

Joseph Wu

College: King's
Year: PhD 1
Supervisor: Tim Lewens, Stephen John
Thesis topic: Philosophical issues in cancer science
Research interests: Philosophy of medicine; bioethics; philosophy of biology

Pascal Zambito

College: Emmanuel
Year: PhD 1
Supervisor: Hasok Chang, Richard Staley
Thesis topic: Wittgenstein's philosophy of science
Research interests: History of analytic philosophy; Ludwig Wittgenstein; philosophy of time; philosophy of mathematics

Helen Zhao

College: Newnham
Year: MPhil
Research interests: General philosophy of science; pragmatism; values in science; epistemic pluralism; philosophy of history; expertise; science communication