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Professor Helen Beebee’s profile

Professor of Philosophy and President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science

Prof-Helen-BeebeeHelen Beebee is Samuel Hall Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester. She was Director of the British Philosophical Association from 2007 to 2011, during which time she established the BPA and Society for Women in Philosophy UK’s joint Committee for Women in Philosophy, which she co-chairs with Jenny Saul. In this role, she co-authored, with Saul, a report, The Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy in the UK, in 2011; in 2014, the BPA and SWIP launched its ‘Good Practice Scheme’, aimed at encouraging philosophy departments, learned societies, and journal editorial boards to implement a range of measures to improve the representation of women.

Professor Beebee works primarily in metaphysics and has published widely on causality, freedom of the will, laws of nature and related topics. She is an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney and, in 2015-16, President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science.

Professor Beebee recorded a video for the Athena SWAN 10th Anniversary event, which you can view below:

You can download the transcript of the video: