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Prof Alex Broadbent

Professor

BA (Hons), MPhil, PhD


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Professor in the Department of Philosophy  
Member of the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS)  
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing  

Biography

Alex Broadbent is Professor of Philosophy of Science at Durham University and Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. He is Director of the Durham-Johannesburg Centre for Philosophy of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Public Health. Besides his academic research in these areas, he publishes opinion pieces on the interface between science and policy and on the role of the humanities in society, and engages with policy and litigation in relation to epidemiology and public health. He is founding Editor in Chief of the journal Philosophy of Medicine and an Associate Member of Millennium Chambers of The Barrister Network, London.

Research interests

  • Philosophy of Epidemiology
  • Philosophy of Public and Global Health
  • Philosophy of science
  • Philosophy of law
  • Causation and causal inference
  • Prediction and forecasting
  • Philosophy of Medicine

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Philosophy:
  • Africa:
  • Public policy, health and well-being:

Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

Journal Article

Monograph

  • Broadbent, A (2019). Philosophy of Medicine. OUP.
  • Broadbent, Alex (2016). Philosophy for Graduate Students: Metaphysics and Epistemology. Routledge.

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • Broadbent, A (2020). Causation.

Working Paper

  • Bayani, DBS Krubiner, C Barasa, E Biribawa, C Broadbent, A, Casas, L Chalkidou, K Chi, YL Combrink, H Denis, O Kaakyo, M Kabia, E Kasera, K Kazungu, J Ogero, M Organi, S Paterno, A Regan, L Smart, B Streicher, P Tan, J Tumwesigye, N Ulep, VG Uy, J Van, VS & Walker, D (2021). The Indirect Health Effects of COVID-19: Emerging Findings from Kenya, the Philippines, South Africa, and Uganda.

Supervision students