Dr Katherine Puddifoot
- Research Fellow, University of Birmingham (October 2015-January 2019)*
- Teaching Fellow in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Glasgow (September 2014 –June 2015)
- Teaching Fellow in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol (September 2012- June 2013)
- Assistant to the Director, Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies, University of Sheffield (September 2009-August 2012)
- Teaching Fellow in Philosophy, University of Sheffield (September 2011-February 2012)
- Tutor in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield (February 2009-February 2014)
*On maternity leave during academic year 2016-17
- PhD Philosophy, University of Sheffield, awarded October 2012
Thesis title: Psychology and the Goals of Epistemology
Supervisors: Professor Stephen Laurence and Professor Christopher Hookway
- MRes Philosophy, University of East Anglia, 2007-2008
- BA (Hons) Philosophy, University of Durham, 2002-2005
Areas of Specialism
Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Areas of Competence
Philosophy of Psychiatry, Feminism, Ethics and Political Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Medicine, Personal Identity, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science
- Forthcoming. “Epistemic Innocence and the Production of False Memory Beliefs”. Philosophical Studies (with L. Bortolotti).
- Forthcoming. “Philosophy, bias and stigma”. Why Philosophy? edited by Diego Bubbio & Jeff Malpass (with L. Bortolotti).
- 2018. “Implicit bias and prejudice”. Routledge Handbook of Social Epistemology edited by Miranda Fricker, Peter J. Graham, David Henderson, Nikolaj Pedersen, and Jeremy Wyatt (with J. Holroyd).
- 2017. “Stereotyping: The multifactorial view“. Philosophical Topics, 45, 1, 137-156. Open Access.
- 2017. “Dissolving the ethical/epistemic dilemma over implicit bias”. Philosophical Explorations 20: sup1, 73-93. Open Access.
- 2017. “Epistemic Discrimination”. Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Discrimination edited by Kasper Lippert Rasmussen.
- 2016. “Accessibilism and the challenge from implicit bias”. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 97, 3, 421–434
- 2014. “A defence of epistemic responsibility: why laziness and ignorance are bad after all”. Synthese 191, 14, 3297-3309.
Grants and Awards
- Wellcome Trust Small Award, applied December 2017
- Mind Association Minor Conference Grant, 2017
- Aristotelian Society Joint Session Travel Grant, 2013
- British Society for Philosophy of Science Postgraduate Studentship, 2009-11
- Stapley Trust Grant, 2009-10
- Ruby and Will George Trust Grant, 2008-9
- Fitzmaurice Studentship, University of East Anglia, 2007-8
- Invited presentation, ‘Implicit bias and prejudice’, Ethics Research Group, Roskilde University (December 2017).
- Invited talk, ‘Epistemic Innocence and Distorted Memory’, Jowett Society Theoretical Philosophy Seminar, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (October 2017).
- Invited talk, ‘Tricked by Memory or Tricks of Memory’, Head to head public engagement event, Birmingham (September 2017)
- Invited presentation, ‘Eyewitness Testimony and Memory Distortion Revisited’, Knowledge, Truth and the Criminal Trial Workshop, University of Nottingham (June 2017)
- ‘Epistemic Benefits of Mechanisms Responsible for Distorted Memory Beliefs’, PERFECT 2017 workshop, Cambridge (May 2017)
- Invited talk, ‘Mindreading, Stereotyping and Mental illness’, PPIG Research Seminar, University of Edinburgh (September 2016)
- Invited talk, ‘The Illusory Nature of the Ethical/Epistemic Dilemma over Stereotyping’, ESPP, University of St Andrews (August 2016)
- Invited talk, ‘Mindreading, Stereotyping and Mental illness’, Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness Symposium, University of Tokyo (July 2016)
- Invited talk, ‘The Illusory Nature of the Ethical/Epistemic Dilemma over Stereotyping’, ICP2016, Yokohama (July 2016)
- ‘Illusory Ethical/Epistemic Dilemma’, Early Career Mind Research Network Workshop, University of Warwick (April 2016)
- Invited talk, University of Bristol, Philosophy of Medicine Seminar (February 2016)
- Invited talk, ‘The Illusory Nature of the Ethical/Epistemic Dilemma over Stereotyping’, False But Useful Beliefs Workshop, London (February 2016)
- Invited Talk, ‘Race, Stereotypes and Crime’, University of Glasgow Departmental Seminar, (December 2015)
- Invited Talk, ‘Race, Stereotypes and Crime’, University of Basel (November 2015)
- ‘Reducing vice by taking control of the situation’, Epistemic Vice Conference, Durham University (September 2015)
- Invited Talk, Durham University, DDIG Spring Workshop: Resistance and Responsibility (April 2015)
- Invited Talk, ‘Implicit bias, self-monitoring and habit’, University of Nottingham (March 2015)
- Invited Talk, ‘Accessibilism and the challenge from implicit bias’, Central European University (June 2014)
- Invited Research Seminar Talk, ‘Can epistemic internalists cope with the challenge posed by implicit biases?’, Cardiff University (November 2013)
- ‘What to think about heuristics and (implicit) biases’, SWIP Panel Joint Session, (July 2013).
- ‘What to think about heuristics and (implicit) biases’, European Society for Philosophy and Psychology Conference (July 2013)
- ‘How Natural is Knowledge?’, Young Philosophers 2012 Conference, Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava (March 2012)
- ‘How natural is knowledge?’, University of Sheffield Department of Philosophy Graduate Research Seminar (February 2011)
- ‘Contexts, Reflection and Norms of Reasoning’, Descartes Lectures, Bochum-Lausanne- Tilburg Graduate School, Tilburg University, (October 2010)
- ‘Thinking scientifically about rationality’, Mind, Science and Everything Graduate Conference, University of Glasgow, (June 2010)
- Invited talk, ‘Thinking scientifically about rationality’, University of Sheffield Department of Philosophy Reading Weekend, (Feb 2010)
Public Engagement/Outreach Activities
- Commissioning and editing of Imperfect Cognitions Blog (ongoing)
- Invited, ‘Epistemic Injustice’, workshop on ‘Challenges to Wellbeing: The Experience of Loneliness and the Threat of Epistemic Injustice in the Clinical Encounter’ (November 2017)
- Invited, ‘Head to Head’ Early Career Mind Network Public Engagement Event (September 2017)
- Organisation of Impact Workshop with Mental Health Foundation and service users
- Talk, ‘Stereotyping and Misperception’, Impact Workshop with Mental Health Foundation (June 2017)
- Invited talk, ‘Tricked by Memory or Tricks of Memory: Memory distortions and tricks of the mind’, University of Birmingham Arts and Science Event (March 2016)
- Specialist Registrars Educational Event on The Mind-Body Connection, ‘Philosophy and Psychiatry’, Bristol (November 2012)
- University of Sheffield Department of Academic Clinical Psychiatry, ‘Introduction to Philosophy of Psychiatry’ (August 2012)
- Assistant to the director of the Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies
- Co-organiser, Senior Seminar, University of Glasgow
- Blog maintenance, conference organisation, and imperfect cognitions network maintenance for Project PERFECT, University of Birmingham