Director of the Institute for the Future of Knowledge and Professor of Philosophy, University of Johannesburg

Professor Alex Broadbent is founding Director of the Institute for the Future of Knowledge and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg. He is also an Associate Member of Millennium Chambers in London. He specialises in prediction, causal inference, and explanation, especially in epidemiology and medicine. He publishes in major journals in philosophy, epidemiology, medicine and law, and his books include the pathbreaking Philosophy of Epidemiology (Palgrave 2013) and Philosophy of Medicine (Oxford University Press 2019). He was report writer for the United Nations COVID-19 Rapid Needs Assessment for South Africa. He writes opinion pieces on health and education matters.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Philosophy of Science, University of Johannesburg

Education

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

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Role:
    Professor of Philosophy of Science
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation