Clarke, Brendan

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies is an interdisciplinary centre for the integrated study of science's history, philosophy, sociology, communication and policy, located in the heart of London. Founded in 1921. Award winning for teaching and research, plus for our public engagement programme. Rated as outstanding by students at every level.

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Brendan Clarke

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Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Medicine

Contact

b.clarke@ucl.ac.uk

Room 2.1, 22 Gordon Square

Office hours: Tuesdays 12-1pm, Fridays 12.30-1.30pm (or by appointment)

ext: 37132

telephone: 0207 679 37132

http://twitter.com/#!/philmedman

Current teaching

Administration

I'm the liaison tutor for our two integrated BSc programmes, the admissions tutor for our pair of MSc programmes, and the chair of the exam board.

Research

I'm interested in the history and philosophy of the life sciences. In particular:

More information about my research is available here

Publications

  • Clarke, B., Leuridan, B. and Williamson, J. 2013. Modelling Mechanisms with Causal Cycles. Synthese. Advance access
  • Clarke, B., Gillies, D., Illari, P., Russo, F. and Williamson, J. 2013. Mechanisms and the Evidence Hierarchy. TOPOI. Advance access
  • Clarke B, Gillies D, Illari P, Russo F, Williamson J. 2012. The evidence that evidence-based medicine omits. Preventive Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.10.020. View in PubMed.
  • You can find my PhD thesis (title: Causality in medicine with particular reference to the viral causation of cancers) here and a review by Raffaella Campaner at dissertationreviews.org
  • Clarke, B. 2012. "Causation in Medicine" in Gonzalez, W.J. (ed). 2012. Conceptual Revolutions: from Cognitive Science to Medicine. La Coruna: Netbiblo. View full text.
  • Clarke, B. 2011. Causation and Melanoma Classification. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 32(1): 19-32. View in PubMed.
  • Sharma, A., Machen, K., Clarke, B., Howard, D. 2006. Is Undergraduate Otorhinolaryngology Teaching Relevant to Junior Doctors Working in Accident and Emergency Departments? The Journal of Laryngology & Otology. 120: 949-51. View in PubMed.

Recent work

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