We’re pleased to welcome Remco Heesen to the Department, who joins us in September 2023 as a new Assistant Professor.

Remco Heesen is a philosopher of science specialising in the social epistemology of science, seeking to understand how the social structure of science contributes to (or detracts from) its epistemic success. He uses a combination of rational choice models and philosophical argument to investigate features of the social structure of science such as the credit economy and peer review.

Remco holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and has done postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge and the University of Groningen funded by individual grants. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Western Australia.

Remco will join the Department for the 2023-24 academic year, and will teach on our Rationality and Choice Undergraduate and MSc course.