Daniel Shipsides

Graduate Teaching Assistant
School of Philosophy and Art History
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Philosophy
 Daniel Shipsides



Danny is a second-year PhD Student working on the philosophy of psychiatry, psychiatric ethics, and the medical humanities broadly construed. His thesis is titled: "Making Sense of (Non)Adherence to Psychiatric Medications". The thesis focuses on applying philosophical theories to examine how we understand patients' decisions to accept or reject psychiatric medications. He is interested in applying a broad range of theories, using both analytic (philosophy of science, practical rationality) and continental (Foucauldian theory) perspectives. Danny is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the first-year, "Introduction to Philosophy" module. Outside of the University, Danny has worked on projects with the Wellcome Collection, West Cheshire Foodbank, and he will be undertaking a placement with the Cabinet Office's Open Innovation Team over summer, 2020.


  • BA Philosophy University of Essex (2015)

  • MA Philosophy Lancaster University (2016)



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