Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Tech University.
Dates of visit: 01/05/2013 - 30/04/2016
Prof Mayo's is an expert is in the epistemology of science and the philosophy of statistical inference.
Prof Mayo's work is in the epistemology of science and the philosophy of statistical inference. Her recent research has involved developing an account of experimental inference in science based upon statistical reasoning and the idea of learning from error. Her "error statistical" philosophy of experiment is set out in her Error and the Growth of Experimental Knowledge (University of Chicago Press, 1996). She applies her approach toward solving key problems in philosophy of science such as underdetermination, the role of novel evidence, Duhem's problem, and the nature of scientific progress. She is also interested in applications to problems in risk analysis and risk controversies, and has co-edited Acceptable Evidence: Science and Values in Risk Management (with Rachelle Hollander).
Prof Mayo is also crucially involved in the (AHRC funded) Evidence for Use project which is going on at CPNSS and her continued involvement is great asset to the project.