Senior Visiting Fellows


Prof. Sandra Mitchell, University of Pittsburgh

Sandra’s primary area of research is philosophy of biology. Her work covers a variety of epistemological and metaphysical issues in the philosophy of science, including scientific explanations of complex behaviour; emergence; laws in biology, and more recently perspectivalism in modelling practices in biology. Her publications tackle also the methodological consequences of biological robustness and key issues in policy-making. In 2015 Sandra was elected President of the Philosophy of Science Association. She is also a member of The American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her latest book is Unsimple Truths. Science, Complexity, and Policy (University of Chicago Press 2009). Sandra is visiting us in Edinburgh in May 2016 to collaborate with us on our ERC project.

For more info on Sandra’s research interests and publications, please visit her personal website: