UCL Philosophy



Keeling academic staff

The UCL philosophy department have a number of academics working on a range of areas within ancient philosophy, and has long worked together with the Department of Greek and Latin at UCL on Keeling activities, notably the Keeling Lecture and Keeling Colloquia. These are our Keeling Academic Staff.

Fiona Leigh

Selected Publications 

Dr. Fiona Leigh

Senior Lecturer, Philosophy
Director, Keeling Centre for Ancient Philosophy
Fiona's main area of research concerns Plato's metaphysics and in particular his later period dialogue, the Sophist. She is currently working on a monograph that offers a novel reading of Plato's Sophist. This reading argues that the dialogue's central question is what it is to give an account (logos) of something in the world, and contains an account of being according to which there are two modes of being, constituting the nature of some property and conforming to such a nature. It is also claimed that cases of the first mode (Forms) are causes of cases of the second mode, and it is suggested that Forms are not universals. More>


Selected publications 

Prof. Mark Kalderon

Professor, Philosophy
Mark Eli Kalderon is professor of philosophy at UCL and former editor of the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. His most recent research has been focused on the metaphysics of sense and sensibilia. His books include Form without Matter: Empedocles and Aristotle on Color Perception and Moral Fictionalism. Professor Kalderon has an interest in ancient and scholastic theories of perception. More>


Select publications

Dr. Simona Aimar

Lecturer, Philosophy
I mostly work on ancient and contemporary metaphysics. I am currently looking at Aristotle's views about modality and causation, with a focus on connections between his PhysicsPosterior Analytics and Metaphysics. I also have strong interests in philosophy of language and semantics. More>

Dr Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi

Dr. Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi

Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy, Department of Greek and Latin

Dr Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi's primary research is on Aristotle's ethics and moral psychology, though she also has a broad interest in other ancient traditions. She also enjoys exploring the relevance of ancient views for contemporary philosophy of mind and ethics.. More>

Amanda Greene


Dr. Amanda Greene

Lecturer, Philosophy

Dr Greene joined the philosophy department in 2015. Her research focuses on legal and political philosophy. In addition to work on political legitimacy and global civil society, Dr Greene is engaged in research on classical political thought, namely the account of law and freedom in Plato's later writings.  More>


Prof. David Sedley 

Keeling Scholar in Residence
Honorary Professor, Philosophy

Prof Sedley has published extensively on a wide range of topics within Ancient Philosophy. He is the co-author, with Prof AA Long, of The Hellenistic Philosophers, and has published monographs on Plato's Cratylus and Plato's Theatetus. Prof Sedley's recent work has focused on Plato's Phaedo. More>