Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril

Interdisciplinary Research Fellow


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Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril (she/her) is a disabled Filipinx philosopher who has a background in feminist interpretations of Spinoza. Her research projects include exploring the intersections between philosophy of disability, Spinoza and Filipino philosophy. As an interdisciplinary research fellow with the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the Usher Institute in the University of Edinburgh, Élaina is pursuing cripistemological research on long-COVID. She hosts and produces Philosophy Casting Call, an interview podcast that features underrepresented philosophers and holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Aberdeen.


Élaina has published on bioethics, the doctor-patient relationship, disability, and ageing, in academic journals such as the Journal of Global EthicsIJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to BioethicsFeminist Philosophy Quarterly, and Science et Esprit.


  • BMedSci, Bioethics, Law and Social Science, Foundations of Knowledge, Lecturer
  • BMedSci, Bioethics, Law and Social Science, Biomedicine, Ethics and Society: Contemporary Issues, Lecturer