About

I am a philosopher of medicine, and Assistant Professorial Lecturer and Deputy Director of LSE100 at the London School of Economics. My research focuses on Evidence-Based Medicine, hierarchies of evidence, and other problems related to evidence and ethics in biomedical research, medical genomics and complementary & alternative medicine. You can read a profile of my work in the magazine Science News, here. I received my PhD from LSE in 2016, with a thesis focused on ‘Hierarchies of Evidence’, which you can read here. Hierarchies of Evidence are a popular tool for appraising evidence used in medical practice, and a common way of teaching evidence appraisal to medical students.

This site is an ongoing repository for my research, both long-form articles and shorter pieces. All of my work is available here in open access form, and this site functions as a form of green open access. I’ve criticised existing research publishing and distribution models, including author-pays open access, so I take my own medicine and offer my work here. I am currently in the process of migrating all of my work to the site, and pieces may be added out of order in the coming months.

I work on the delivery of LSE100, LSE’s flagship interdisciplinary undergraduate course, which is studied by all 1st and 2nd year undergraduates. LSE100 delivers interdisciplinary seminars accompanied by bespoke online content featuring leading LSE academics. It serves as a forum for students and academics to meet and discuss major social problems across disciplinary boundaries. I have a PGCE full level certificate in higher education and am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have taught a range of courses in LSE’s Philosophy department at undergraduate and masters level. I also maintain writephilosophy.com, a resource for teachers and students of Philosophy.

Contact: c.j.blunt <at> lse.ac.uk or use the form below: