Philosophers in Residence


An innovative collaboration between the NHS and the University of Liverpool.

Researchers from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Liverpool are undertaking a 12-month residence with NHS Research & Development North West (NHS R&D NW). They will be helping to deliver an exciting programme of situated research through the professional development series “THINKING MATTERS”. 

The Philosophy Department team, consisting of Dr Panayiota Vassilopoulou, Dr Rachael Wiseman, and Professor Michael Hauskeller, commenced their residence on 1st November 2018. This residence builds on the Academic-in-Residence model pioneered by Dr Vassilopoulou with the Bluecoat Arts Centre in 2013.

Philosopher in Residence

The aim of the residency is to bring philosophical reasoning to some of the key agendas in health and social care by creating opportunities for questioning, critical discussion and rational argument. 

Throughout the year there will be a series of events from small workshops to larger conference style days where healthcare professionals, health and care researchers, NHS managers and policy makers can connect with the philosophers. They will explore through rational investigation the truths and principles underpinning the NHS culture and the way it works both at an individual level and at a corporate level.

More news and updates to follow. For further information, to register for events, or for queries please contact Dr Panayiota Vassilopoulou:

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Thinking Matters

Making Sense of Pain

9.30am - 4.00pm (including lunch) on Wednesday 26th June 2019
Federation House, Manchester City Centre

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Designing Meaningful End of Life Care

Designing Meaning in End of Life Care

Dr Panayiota Vassilopoulou and Prof Michael Hauskeller delivered a a talk at the Palliative Care, Architecture, Design and Technology Symposium. You can read the talk here and view the event details here.

Residency Launch Event

Residency Launch Event

Hear what our supporters had to say at the NHS NW R&D residency launch 

Catalyst Event

Catalyst Event: Is there ever a right time to die?

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