CJ Blunt


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. I work on the delivery of LSE100, LSE’s flagship interdisciplinary undergraduate course, which is studied by all 1st and 2nd year undergraduates.

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. I maintain the largest database of such hierarchies online. If you know of a hierarchy which is not listed here, please do contact me.