Matt Burch completed a PhD in philosophy at Rice University in 2009, spent a posdoctoral year at Bergische Universität, Wuppertal, and taught at the University of Arkansas for five years before coming to Essex in 2013. Since that time, he has worked on several projects with the Essex Autonomy Project (EAP), including an AHRC-funded project on the compliance of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Wellcome Trust-funded Mental Health and Justice project. Soon (September 2018) he will embark on his own Early Career Research Fellowship awarded by the Independent Social Research Foundation. That project will also be associated with the EAP.
Research and professional activities
Matt works on issues at the intersection of phenomenology
and research in the cognitive and social sciences.
The stance of objectivity in legal contexts
the question of risk in the care professions
the quintessentially human failure to act on one's better judgment
Teaching and supervision
Modern Revolutions in Science, Politics, and Culture (CS101)