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Professor of Philosophy of Science, Durham University

Alex Broadbent (PhD, Cambridge) is Professor of Philosophy of Science at Durham University and Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. He is also co-Director of the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society at Durham. He is author of three books including Philosophy of Medicine (2019) and Philosophy of Epidemiology (2013). His research concerns the philosophy of epidemiology and medicine, causation, counterfactuals, prediction, machine learning, and the use of scientific evidence in law. He is Editor in Chief of the journal Philosophy of Medicine. He is an Associate Member of Millenium Chambers of The Barrister Network, London.


  • 2021–present
    Professor, Durham University
  • 2021–present
    Visiting Professor, University of Johannesburg


  • 2007 
    University of Cambridge, PhD, History and Philosophy of Science