Matt Burch took his PhD in philosophy at Rice University and spent a postdoctoral year at the University of Wuppertal. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of phenomenology and the cognitive and social sciences. And his current research projects focus on failures of agency (e.g., akrasia and addiction), the phenomenology of risk, and the ideal of objectivity in science and law. 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. In September 2018, he will embark on his Early Career Research Fellowship awarded by the Independent Social Research Foundation. That project – ‘The Theory of Risk and the Practice of Care: Bridging the Gap” – is also associated with the EAP.