Mark Colyvan's Postdoctoral Fellows and Postgraduate Students
I have a terrific team of postdocs and postgraduate students here at the University of Sydney (see below) working primarily in and around the more technical
areas of philosophy (philosophy of probability, philosophy of logic, philosophy of ecology, philosophy of mathematics, formal epistemology and the like).
We're always on the lookout for talented and hard-working new people to join our group: honours students, masters students, PhD students and postdocs.
Email me at mcolyvan AT usyd DOT edu DOT au if you're interested in joining us.
Click here to see the lineage you will be joining (as a PhD student), see here
for information about choosing a philosophy graduate program, and here for advice about postdocs (and early career advice, more generally).
My past graduate students include:
Adam La Caze (who now holds a continuing lectureship in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Queensland),
Kristie Miller (who is now a senior research fellow at the University of Sydney),
Mitch Parsell (currently Director of Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University),
and Katie Steele (who now holds a continuing lectureship at the London School of Economics).
Average completion time is 3 years.
Previous Postdocs include:
Dr James Chase
(Postdoctoral Fellow on the ARC-funded project "A Paraconsistent Approach to Vagueness"),
Dr James Justus
(AEDA Postdoctoral Fellow on the project "Environmental Ethics and Decision Theory"),
Dr Aidan Lyon
(ACERA Postdoctoral Fellow on the projects "Comparing Data Mining Methods in Risk Analysis" and "Formal Consensus Methods"),
Dr Kristie Miller
(ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow, on the project "A Unified Theory of the Individual"),
Dr Katie Steele (ACERA Postdoctoral Fellow, on the project "Formal Consensus Methods"),
Dr Zach Weber (Postdoctoral Fellow on the ARC-funded project "A Paraconsistent Approach to Vagueness"),
and Dr Rachael Briggs (Postdoctoral Fellow on the project "Social Epistemology")
PhD candidate, has a BA (hons) from the University of Queensland (2006).
His PhD, in philosophy at the University of Sydney, has just been passed. He looked at the relationships between social ethics, environmental decision making, and economics.
His research was supervised by
Mark Colyvan and
Katie Steele, and he is associated with the
Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities
Research Hub: Applied Environmental Decision Analysis, on the project "Environmental Ethics and Decision Theory".
Fabien is currently a research fellow with the Science Communication Program at the University of Queensland and he has research interests in decision theory, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science, environmental philosophy, and moral philosophy.
Medvecky, F.,'Valuing Environmental Costs and Benefits in an Uncertain Future: Risk Aversion and Discounting', Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 5(1) (2012), 1–23.
Medvecky, F., 'To Infinity and Beyond!', Metascience, 17(2) (2008), 225–229.
Parris, K.M., McCall, S.C., McCarthy, M.A., Minteer, B.A., Steele, K., Bekessy, S., and Medvecky, F. 'Assessing Ethical Trade-offs in Ecological Field Studies',
Journal of Applied Ecology, 47(1) (2010), 227–234.
email: fabienmedvecky AT gmail DOT com
PhD candidate, has a BSc (hons) (2001), a BA (hons) (2004) and a LLB (hons) (2007), all from the University of Sydney.
He started PhD work in philosophy at the University of Sydney in March 2009.
He is working on idealisations in rational choice theory.
His research is being supervised by
Mark Colyvan and Dr Rachael Briggs.
Steven has research interests in decision theory, paradoxes and formal epistemology.
Robertson, S., 'Some Mixed Strategies can Evade Pascal's Wager: A Reply to Monton', Analysis, 72(2) (2012), 295–298.
email: steven.robertson AT internode DOT on DOT net
I was also an external member of the supervisory committee of
James Justus at the University of Texas at Austin, an external co-supervisor for
Rachael Briggs at MIT,
and an external member of the advisory committee of Aidan Lyon at the Australian National University.
Last updated: 4 October 2012
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