Emma Husband

PhD Philosophy

  • Philosophy
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
Post code


MSt, St Peter's College, University of Oxford, Distinction 

MA (hons), The University of Edinburgh, First Class 


I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Undergraduate teaching


PHIL08014 Mind Matter and Language, 2017

PHIL08005 Philosophy of Science 1, 2018

PHIL08004 Logic 1, 2020, 2021

Writing tutor, PPLS Skills Centre

Research summary

Social cognition, philosophy of cognitive science, feminist and social philosophy 

Current research interests

I'm interested in how we understand and misunderstand each other, and what explains our abilities to do so. This involves thinking about things like the relationship between culture and cognitive mechanisms, the role of social interaction in our (mis)understanding, and our perceptual capacities. My research stems in part from an interest in the notion of 'compensation' and what this involves, particularly in socio-developmental disorders.