Michela Massimi



Michela Massimi joined Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in July 2012, where she founded and is currently leading the Research Cluster in Philosophy of Science. Before joining Edinburgh, Michela taught for seven years at UCL in the Dept. of Science and Technology Studies, and in 2009 she was Visiting Professor at HPS, Pittsburgh. She completed her PhD at the LSE in 2002, and in 2002-2005 she was Junior Research Fellow at Girton College, University of Cambridge. For her research profile, cv, and up-to-date list of publications, see her personal webpage above.


Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Co-ordinator - MSc specialisation in Philosophy of Science
  • Course Organizer for Philosophy of Science 1
  • Deputy Research Director
  • MOOC Organiser
  • Organiser and Convenor - Edinburgh-Glasgow postgraduate skills training initiative
  • Organiser and Convenor - Philosophy BPA Good Practice scheme Committee, Edinburgh
  • Organiser and Convenor - Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Debates seminar series
  • PPLS Athena Swan Team Member
  • Senatus Representative
  • Project Leader and Convenor for the Philosophy and the Sciences MOOC

Undergraduate teaching

Michela regularly organises and teaches the following courses at Edinburgh:

  • Philosophy of Science 1 (Course organiser and lecturer)
  • Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Science
  • Realism, Relativism and Reality
  • Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Debates
  • Philosophy of Science MSc

Office hours:

  • Wednesday 12.45pm - 1.45pm
  • Thursday 1.40pm - 2.40pm

Current PhD students supervised

Research summary

Philosophy of Science, History of Philosophy, Kant