Stephen B. Ryan

Teaching Assistant


I joined the University as a Teaching Assistant in Philosophy in September 2015.


  • MSc Philosophy, University of Edinburgh - Distinction 
  • MSc Healthcare Leadership & Management, University of Birmingham - Merit
  • BA (Hons) History, University of Cambridge

Responsibilities & affiliations

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (reference number PR100589)

Undergraduate teaching

Tutoring, 2016-17

  • Morality and Value
  • Logic 1

Student consultation hours  Mondays, 15:10-17:00

I have previously tutored:

Postgraduate teaching

Lecturing and Course Organising, 2016-17

  • Epistemology (Online) (PHIL11131)

Student consultation hours  by appointment

Research summary

My current research centres on methodology in epistemology, especially the roles of intuitive judgments elicited by thought experiments.


Selected Presentations

Past research interests

Previously I have worked in healthcare research.

Knowledge exchange

  • 'Introduction to Philosophy', Tutoring on this inaugural free University of Edinburgh & Coursera Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Jan-Mar, 2013
  • 'Introduction to Philosophy', Supporting new tutors on the second iteration of this free University of Edinburgh & Coursera Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Oct-Nov 2013

Project activity

Forthcoming, 'Does Contextualism Hinge on a Methodological Dispute?' in Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Contextualism London: Routledge (co-authored with Mikkel Gerken and Jie Gao)