(Case Study: Reconfiguring local health economies: Evidence, policy, practice and participation.) David Byrne is an Emeritus Professor in the Durham University, School of Applied Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing.
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Assistant Professor in Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin. Expertise in systems approaches, realist evaluation and safety and policy implementation in ‘complex’ systems, particularly child welfare and health systems.
Professor of Philosophy, Durham and University of California in San Diego: Specialist in philosophy and methodology of natural and social science, especially causal inference, modelling and evidence.
Administrator/Outreach Officer (Knowledge for Use: K4U). Nicola joined K4U at the start of the project. She also works as the Administrator for the CHESS Research Centre. Nicola started working for Durham University in 2008 in her previous role as College Secretary at Josephine Butler College. Previous employment experience is within HR and she has a HND in Personnel Management.
Andrew currently works on three of the K4U case studies: mental health, occupational health and health economies, with a focus on policy deliberation and design. He has completed the Durham University Learning and Teaching Award and leads seminars on the module ‘Social Policy: principles and current issues’. More broadly, he is particularly interested in the meanings of wellbeing and culture within health and social care policy contexts.
(Research stream 2: Deliberating policy.) Research associate, CPNSS, LSE; former Chair of WH Smith, Loch Fyne Restaurants and the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
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Administrator/Outreach Officer (Knowledge for Use: K4U). Adrian joined K4U in February 2016. He has worked at the University since 2014 and previously worked in project management and IT.
Greg Lusk is Assistant Professor in Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University. He is investigating the methodology of extreme weather attribution and its use in climate-related decision-making. More broadly, Greg's research in philosophy of science focuses on the epistemology of computer simulations and measurements, as well as the role values play in scientific reasoning.
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Anna holds the Chair of Metaphysics at the University of Durham. Previously, she was at the University of Oxford, where she was an Official Fellow of Corpus Christi College.
Research associate, CPNSS, LSE. Research focus includes causation, mechanisms, structures and laws, especially with reference to finance and economics.
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(Research stream 1: Building Social Policy.) Julian is Professor of Philosophy at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Head of the Institute for Philosophy and Scientific Method, and a past president of the International Network for Economic Method (INEM). He has a degree in economics and finance from the University of St Gallen and a PhD in philosophy from the London School of Economics. His research focuses on methodological problems in the economic, social, and biomedical sciences and issues in political economy. Currently he is working on the role of scientific experts in democracies and the implications of pluralism about values for socio-economic institutions. He has an adjacent interest in the interrelations between scientific, socio-economic, and political institutions. He is the author of Error in Economics: Towards a More Evidence-Based Methodology (2008), Philosophy of Economics: A Contemporary Introduction (2013).
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Philosopher of Biology, Exeter University. Director of Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences at Exeter.
Inkeri is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. In her current project she focuses on objectivity in the context of the democratisation of scientific knowledge production. Her other interests include the philosophy of the humanities, values in science, and demarcation.
Alfred Moore is a lecturer in political theory at the University of York. He has taught philosophy at University College Cork, and was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia, and a Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center at Harvard University in 2012. Until 2017 he was a research fellow at Cambridge University. His work has focused on the problem of expertise in democratic theory, which was the subject of the Marie Curie fellowship and his recent book: Critical Elitism: Deliberation, Democracy, and the Politics of Expertise (2017, Cambridge University Press).
Michael is Professor of Philosophy and faculty in AgBioResearch and Environmental Science & Policy at Michigan State University. His research interests include epistemology, communication and epistemic integration in collaborative, cross-disciplinary research, and linguistic communication among intelligent agents. He is Interim Director of the MSU Center for Interdisciplinarity and Director of the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative, an NSF-sponsored research initiative that investigates philosophical approaches to facilitating interdisciplinary research.
Menno Rol studied economics and philosophy and teaches philosophy of social science and sociology at the University of Groningen, at the department of sociology as well as at the University College Groningen. He has held teaching positions at VU-University Amsterdam, and Twente University in Enschede. In 2016 he was visiting professor at the Universidad Veracruzana in Jalapa, Mexico. Nancy Cartwright made part of the exam commission of his dissertation ‘Conceptual progress in economics’. His current research deals with the often difficult relationship between socio-economic theory and policy practice. Related interests concern conceptual unification in science, the role of abstraction, policy evaluation and tearing disciplinary boundaries loose. In the background there is an everlasting interest in the use and abuse of the infamous ceteris paribus clause.
Professor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia. A philosopher of the social and historical sciences, her primary interest is in understanding how we know what we (think) we know, especially in archaeology and feminist social science. She has also published widely on feminist standpoint theory and is working on normative issues raised by an ethic of stewardship and collaborative practice in archaeology.
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