Daniel Shipsides

Assistant Lecturer
School of Philosophy and Art History
 Daniel Shipsides



Danny is a final-year PhD Student working on the philosophy of psychiatry, psychiatric ethics, and the medical humanities broadly construed. His work applies different philosophical theories to examine ways of understanding why patients often do not follow prescribed psychiatric treatments. In particular, he is interested in examining ways in which nonadherence can be understood to be "rational", and ways in which refusing treatment can be understood to constitute different forms of subjectivity. His work brings together a broad range of theories, making applied use of both analytic (philosophy of science, practical rationality) and continental (Foucauldian theory) perspectives. Danny is currently an Assistant Lecturer on the Critical Reasoning and Logical Argument (PY114) module. He has previously worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant on the Introduction to Philosophy (PY111) module. Outside of the University, Danny has worked for the Open Innovation Team, a cross-government unit that strengthens collaboration between academics and policy-makers. He has also worked on projects with the Wellcome Collection, Tate Liverpool, Chester Aid to the Homeless, and West Cheshire Foodbank.


  • BA Philosophy University of Essex (2015)

  • MA Philosophy Lancaster University (2016)

Research and professional activities


Making Sense of Nonadherence to Psychiatric Treatment

Supervisor: Wayne Martin



Colchester Campus