Dr Ema Sullivan-Bissett PhD (York)

Dr Ema Sullivan-Bissett

Department of Philosophy
Lecturer in Philosophy

Contact details

ERI Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I am a Lecturer in Philosophy working primarily in the philosophy of mind. 


  • B.A. in Philosophy (York, 2009)
  • M.A. in Philosophy (York, 2010)
  • PhD in Philosophy (York, 2014)


At Birmingham I have taught undergraduate modules Logic Through Language and Topics in the Philosophy of Religion. I have also taught the postgraduate module Epistemology. In the academic year 2018-19 I will be teaching two new undergraduate modules: Key Readings and Fantastic Beasts and How to Understand Them: Topics in the Philosophy of Biology.

Postgraduate supervision

I am currently supervising PhD students in the areas of delusion formation and implicit bias. I welcome enquires from potential PhD students interested in research in philosophy of mind and psychology, epistemology, and philosophy of biology.

Current PhD students

Find out more - our PhD Philosophy  page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.


I work primarily on issues in philosophy of mind and psychology, specifically belief and its connection to truth, and delusional belief. I am also interested in biological approaches to what are characteristically thought to be normative questions in philosophy of mind and epistemology. 



  • Sullivan-Bissett, Ema, Bradley, Helen, and Noordhof, Paul (eds.) 2017: Art and BeliefOxford University Press.

Journal articles


Book reviews and commentaries

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  • Nature of belief and connection to the truth
  • Delusions
  • Implicit bias

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