Postdoctoral and Teaching Fellows

Dr. Mark Bowker, IRC Postdoctoral Fellow

Mark Bowker is a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow. He graduated with a PhD from the University of St Andrews with a dissertations entitled ‘Saying Nothing’, which considered the possibility that our utterances fail to determine truth-conditions and argued that communication would be possible even if this possibility were actualised. His current IRC-funded project suggests that this possibility is actualised in the case of generics; generalisations without explicit quantification. Utterances of generics lack the syntactic complexity to determine truth-conditions semantically and usually lack the context to determine truth-conditions pragmatically. As such, generics are neither true nor false and cannot be disproved by appeal to counterexamples. We will therefore have to develop new techniques to combat hate speech expressed through generics.

Iulia Calma, ERC Research Fellow


Dr. Siobhan Doyle

Siobhan is an occasional lecturer and is an adjudicator for the Irish Young Philosopher Awards.


Dr. Marinus Ferreira

Centre For Ethics in Public Life Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Evan King, ERC Postdoctoral Fellow
After receiving a BA in Classics (2010), Evan completed his MA in Classics at Dalhousie University, Halifax, in 2012, writing a thesis on the metaphysics of the transcendentals in Meister Eckhart. In 2017, he graduated with a PhD in Divinity at Clare College, Cambridge (UK), with a dissertation on the sources, motivations, and coherence of the Exposition on the Elements of Theology of Proclus by Berthold of Moosburg. From 2016-2017, he was an Affiliated Lecturer in Divinity at Cambridge and from 2017-2019 he has taught as Faculty Fellow in the Humanities at the University of King's College and in Classics and Religious Studies at Dalhousie. Within the ERC-funded NeoplAT project, he will focus on the sources and reception of Berthold of Moosburg's Exposition.

Dr. John Maguire

Marie Curie Post Doctoral Fellow



Dr Brian Monroe

Brian Monroe focuses primarily on the methodology of experimental economics and how economic experiments can provide insight into decisions under risk, particularly when objective probabilities of events are unknown. He has focused on how differences in experimentally elicited beliefs about the health risks of smoking, and how beliefs about the behavior of second movers in trust games influences the behavior of first movers. Brian is a research fellow at the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk at Georgia State University, and a research fellow at the Research Unit in Behavioural Economics and Neuroeconomics at the University of Cape Town. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town, and a Masters in Economics and Policy from Georgia State University.


Dr. Clare Moriarty

Clare's research is in the history and philosophy of mathematics (especially calculus) and early modern philosophy (especially Berkeley). She is currently working on a number of research projects relating to attitudes to mathematics and mathematization in early modern Europe. She is also interested in satire and rhetoric as vehicles for philosophical argument.
Clare is the current recipient of a two-year Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, and also lectures at UCD. She is also a Visiting Research Associate at King's College London.

Patrizia Setola, IRC Postdoctoral Fellow

I am an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. After degrees in general and experimental psychology, cognitive science, and applied animal behaviour and welfare science, I obtained a PhD in philosophy (animal ethics) from University College Dublin, with a dissertation entitled ‘Ethical Encounters with Sentient Others'. I have taught courses in animal ethics, and in my current IRC-funded project, titled 'The Value of Sentience', I am furthering my research in my areas of interests, including moral philosophy, moral psychology, and animal cognition.


Dr. Daniel Vanello, IRC Postdoctoral Fellow


Former Postdoctoral Fellows and Teaching Fellows

Elisa Magri, now at Boston College, USA

Maria Evelina Malgieri

Anna Bortolan, now at Swansea University, UK.

Anya Daly, Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow

James Jardine

Karim Saudek

Joseph Walsh, Research Affiliate

Charlotte Blease
Irish Fulbright-HRB Scholar/Irish Research Council- Marie-Sklowdowska-Curie Research Fellow,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School (USA)
UCD School of Psychology

John Callanan, now at King's College London

Finnur Dellsén, now at the University of Iceland.

Tsarina Doyle, now at NUI Galway

Douglas Edwards, now at Hamilton College (USA)

Clara Fischer, Postdoc Research Fellow

Paul Giladi, now at Manchester Metropolitan University

Fabio Gironi

Christos Hadjioannou, now at Sofia University, Bulgaria

Thomas Hodgson, now at Shanxi University, China.

Nick Hughes, now a post-doc at Oxford University.

Marta Jorba, Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher, University of the Basque Country (Spain)

Áine Mahon, now at UCD School of Education

Sarin Marchetti, now at Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy)

Patrick McQueen, now at Swansea University, UK

Mahon O'Brien, now at University of Sussex

Danielle Petherbridge, now a permanent lecturer at UCD School of Philosophy

Jack Ritchie, now at University of Cape Town

Dylan Trigg, now at University of Vienna

Quinghua Zhu