Dr Katherine Puddifoot
- Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Durham University (from September 2018)
- Research Fellow, University of Birmingham (October 2015-August 2018)
- 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)
- 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, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Social Science
- Forthcoming. “Re-evaluating the Credibility of Eyewitness Testimony: The Misinformation Effect and the Overcritical Juror”. Episteme.
- Forthcoming. “Epistemic innocence and the production of false memory beliefs”. Philosophical Studies (with L. Bortolotti).
- Forthcoming. “Human memory and the limits of technology in education” Educational Theory (with C. O’Donnell).
- Forthcoming. “Implicit bias and prejudice”. Routledge Handbook of Social Epistemology edited by Miranda Fricker, Peter J. Graham, David Henderson, Nikolaj Pedersen, and Jeremy Wyatt (with Jules Holroyd).
- Forthcoming. “Philosophy, bias and stigma”. Why Philosophy? edited by Diego Bubbio & Jeff Malpass (with Lisa Bortolotti).
- 2017. “Stereotyping: The multifactorial view”. Philosophical Topics, 45, 1, 137-156.
- 2017. “Dissolving the ethical/epistemic dilemma over implicit bias”. Philosophical Explorations 20: sup1, 73-93.
- 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 9
- 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