Welcome to my website. My name is Chris Blunt. I am a philosopher of medicine, studying for a PhD at the London School of Economics. I work on Evidence-Based Medicine, hierarchies of evidence, and other problems related to evidence and ethics in biomedical research, medical genomics and complementary & alternative medicine.
My thesis concerns ‘Hierarchies of Evidence’, a popular tool for appraising evidence used in medical practice, and a common way of teaching evidence appraisal to medical students. I maintain the largest (read: only) database of such hierarchies online. If you know of a hierarchy which is not listed here, please do contact me.
I also teach a number of courses at LSE, including PAW: “Philosophy & Argumentative Writing”, a compulsory module for all undergraduate philosophy students, and PH421, a compulsory module for MSc Philosophy & Public Policy students.