Our Specialist Advisors

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Mike Coxhead works on ancient Greek philosophy and epistemology. He is a Special Adviser to the trustees of Philosophy in Prison and manages courses on behalf of the charity. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, King’s College London, where he runs the Department’s Philosophy in Prison programme. He has worked in a number of prisons, including HMP Belmarsh, Downview, Wandsworth, and Brixton.


Olivia D'Cruz runs her own design practice, and assists the trustees of Philosophy in Prison with administrative tasks. She also is the charity's designer, providing and managing their brand assets in addition to illustrating educational materials for remote use.

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Mike Stuart is a philosopher of science who works on scientific methods (including computer simulations, model-based reasoning, thought experiments, and visualizations). He is also a special adviser that designs and manages courses on behalf of the charity. Mike is currently a research associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as a research fellow at the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Centre at the University of Tubingen. 

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James Chamberlain is the Research Associate at Philosophy in Prison. He studied for his PhD in philosophy on a part-time basis at the University of Nottingham. During this time, he initially worked as a trainer in children's services, first in a London local authority and then in an international NGO, before later teaching philosophy at Nottingham. As well as working for Philosophy in Prison, James now teaches on moral theories and their relation to moral psychology at the University of Sheffield, and he retains a role as an Honorary Post-graduate Fellow at Nottingham. James is a passionate advocate of the importance of widening access to philosophy, in prisons and elsewhere. He has taught philosophy in schools, and he is currently working on broadening the public understanding of moral theories.