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

The Department is seeking expressions of interest for its nomination for the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme (details available at: If you would like to be considered for this nomination, please check the scheme information carefully to ensure eligibility. In order to be considered for the Department's nomination, please fill out a Departmental Expression of Interest Future Leaders Fellowship EoI (MS Word  , 16kb) and send it, together with a full CV, to Dr Janet Eldred (, by midday on Monday 14th May 2018 at the latest. Please note that by completing an expression of interest form you are confirming that, to the best of your knowledge, you meet the eligibility requirements for the scheme, and that, should you be selected as the Department's nominee, you are committed to completing a full fellowship application to this scheme should your nomination be selected by the University. If you have any queries about this process, please contact Dr Mary Leng (

Details of other opportunities may be found here: