Keynote Speakers

Tim Bayne (University of Manchester)


Tim Bayne is professor of philosophy at the University of Manchester. Tim received his undergraduate education from the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) and his graduate education at the University of Arizona. He taught at Macquarie University (Sydney) from 2003 until 2006, and at the University of Oxford from 2007 until 2012. He has also held positions at the Australian National University as a postdoctoral fellow and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and Institut Jean Nicod (Paris) as a visiting Professor. His current research focuses on consciousness. He is the Primary Investigator on a European Research Council Grant “The Architecture of Consciousness”. The aim of this project is to develop a model of the structural features of consciousness.

Fiona Macpherson (University of Glasgow)


Fiona Macpherson is professor of philosophy at the University of Glasgow and Director of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience. She is also Co-Director of CenSes: Centre for the Study of the Senses at the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Co-investigator on the Network for Sensory Research at the University of Toronto, Member of New York Institute of Philosophy’s Project on the Nature of Taste, and Affiliate of the EXRE: Centre for Research on Mind and Normativity. Topics that she has worked on include: cognitive penetration, the nature and individuation of the senses, cross-modal phenomena, sensory substitution and augmentation, hallucination, illusion, delusion, novel colours, inverted spectra, ambiguous and impossible figures, synaesthesia, the admissible contents of experience, disjunctivism and representational theories of phenomenal character. Fiona gained an MA from the University of Glasgow, an MLitt at the University of St Andrews, and a PhD from the University of Stirling. She was a visiting fellow at Harvard, a teaching fellow at the University of St Andrews, and Rosamund Chambers Research Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge. While a faculty member at Glasgow, she has spent time as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Consciousness, RSSS, Australian National University, and as a Visiting Professor at Umea, Sweden, and the Institute of Philosophy, University of London.

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