Jodie Russell

PhD Philosophy

  • Philosophy
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

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Current SGSAH-funded PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. BA Philosophy with German from the University of Exeter, MSc Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition from the University of Edinburgh.


Interested in psychiatry, minds, cognitive science, emotions, phenomenology, and 4E cognition.

Research summary

I am particularly interested in the intersection of mind and medicine, from the philosophical perspective, as well as the implications philosophy has for the concepts of mental disorder applied in wider society. I hope to draw out a novel and useful conception of mental disorder in my work to better understand why people experience things in the way that they do, and, as a consequence, point to better ways of alleviating the suffering that sometimes comes along with pathological experiences.

Dr Dave Ward, Dr Tillmann Vierkant, and Dr Alistair Isaac