Grants & Projects

Grant-funded projects on which I've been Principal Investigator

The Value of Suffering Project

With David Bain and Michael Brady as joint PIs, and Jennifer Corns as postdoctoral fellow, the Value of Suffering Project (funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation) ran September 2013 - May 2016.

The VOS project was a large, international, and interdisciplinary research project investigating the nature, role, and value of pain, suffering, and affective experience more generally.

Its core team comprised philosophers, neuroscientists, psychologists, and clinicians, based in Scotland, France, Norway, and the United States. As well as a postdoctoral fellow, an international PhD student was involved. Running from 2013 - 2016, the project comprised numerous workshops and conferences and resulted in articles, a monograph, an edited collection, and numerous outreach activities.

Archived pages here.

The Pain Project

The Pain Project was an international, interdisciplinary research project, which ran January 2012 until 30 June 2013, focusing on relations among pain, perception, and emotion, as well as pain in non-human animals. The Principal Investigators were David Bain and Michael Brady, and the postdoctoral fellow, Jennifer Corns, all based in the Department of Philosophy, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow.

Located in Glasgow, Paris, and Oslo, the Pain Project's broader project team comprised philosophers of mind and cognitive science, ethicists, neuroscientists, and veterinary scientists (see below).

Involving four workshops and a final conference, the project's outputs included numerous journal articles, a monograph, a collection edited by Bain, Brady, and Corns, and a special issue of the Review of Philosophy and Psychology, edited by Bain and Brady.

The project operated under the aegis of the Pain and the Nature of Minds programme, run by the University of Notre Dame and funded by the John Templeton Foundation. It was also associated with Glasgow's Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience.

Archived pages here.