Research in the Department is organised into three sections, with a number of activities under each. Click on the links for further information.

The research interests of individual staff members are listed on the relevant pages in this section, and on their profile pages. You can also read about our PhD students' research.

The Chair of the Departmental Research Committee is Dr Mary Leng.

Other activities

We hold a number of meetings and reading groups relevant to these interests. There is also a colloquium with visiting speakers during termtime (see the Events page for details), and regular work in progress meetings for both staff and PhD researchers. Our PhD students participate in the White Rose Philosophy Postgraduate Forum.

Professor Greg Currie  is Executive Editor of Mind & Language and Rev Dr David Efird is Assistant Editor of Religious Studies.


Research fellowships

UKRI Future Leadership Fellowship Round 2: Call for Expressions of Interest

The Department of Philosophy at the University of York is seeking expressions of interest from candidates wishing to apply to hold a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship at York. The UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme offers up to 7 years of postdoctoral funding for researchers with outstanding potential to establish themselves as independent research leaders. Further details on this scheme are available at:

While we welcome applications in any area of philosophy that fit with our own Departmental research strengths, we would be particularly interested in supporting applications that fit with the following Departmental Research Themes: 

Analytic Theology;

Fiction and Fictionality;

Formal Ethics;

Inequality, Health and Well-Being;

Phenomenology and Perceptual Experience.

Details of how to send us your Expression of Interest and of other opportunities may be found here: