Can I take an outside option? What happens if I cannot attend my seminar? Can I audit a course that is not part of my regulation?“* Your programme coordinator will be your main point of contact for these and questions in regards to programme regulations, course choices and approval of outside options.

Programme coordinators are usually also your academic mentor as they know the programme best and can give you the best advice on how your career plans and the programme fit together. In many cases the programme coordinator will also be your dissertation supervisor, but you can approach any other academic member of staff and ask them to supervise your dissertation. Likewise, your programme coordinator can recommend another member of staff who might be better suited to supervise your project.


Philosophy of Science – Prof Miklós Rédei

Prof Rédei returns from his sabbatical in Munich and will take up his role as programme coordinator for the Philosophy of Science again. Prof Rédei’s specialises in the foundational and philosophical problems of modern physics and general issues in philosophy of science. He also enjoys a good book, especially the writing of Thomas Mann.



Philosophy of the Social Sciences – Dr Mattia Gallotti and Prof Jason Alexander

Dr Gallotti and Prof Alexander will be the joint coordinators for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences programme.

Professor Alexander specialises in game and decision theory, philosophy of the social sciences, and applied areas of social philosophy. His broader philosophical interests include the philosophy of science and computational philosophy.

Dr Gallotti’s main research focuses on foundational issues about mind and society. He is also interested in social innovation in the public sector.

Prof Jason Alexander   Dr Mattia Gallotti


Philosophy and Public Policy – Dr Jonathan Parry

Dr Parry is joining the Department in September and will be the new coordinator for Philosophy and Public Policy He specialises in moral and political philosophy, with a particular focus on the morality of harming and saving and on political authority and obligation.

Dr Jonathan Parry


Economics and Philosophy – Dr Campbell Brown

Dr Brown joined the Department in 2016 and has since acted as our Chair of the Sub-Board for assessment and is now taking on programme coordination for Economics and Philosophy. His main research interests are in moral and political Philosophy.

Dr Campbell Brown


* Yes, students on Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of the Social Sciences and Philosophy and Public Policy can take an outside option as part of their regulations.

If you are unable to attend a seminar e.g. due to illness, please let the teacher know so they can mark your absence correctly.

You can audit lectures that you are interested in where there is capacity. These will not count towards your programme.