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I studied for my PhD in Philosophy at The University of Sheffield (2004-2008). In 2008 I took up a Junior Research Fellowship at Churchill College, Cambridge; followed by lectureships at Cardiff University (2009-2011), and the University of Nottingham (2012-2015). In 2016 I took up a Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship at Sheffield.

Research Interests

My research focuses on topics in moral psychology and social philosophy. In particular, I am interested in the ways that our cognitions are influenced by, and complicit in, injustices that track social identity, such as gender and race. My recent work has focused on implicit racial bias. I am currently PI on a Leverhulme Trust project grant to pursue research on bias and blame. This grant runs for three years from February 2014-2017, and involves collaborative work with colleagues in psychology, to investigate the impact of moral interactions on the expression of implicit bias (you can read more about the activities on the grant on the project blog).

Selected publications

On Implicit Bias

Holroyd, J. (forthcoming 2016) What do we want from a model of implicit cognition? Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volume.

Holroyd, J. & Kelly, D. (forthcoming 2015) Implicit Bias, Character and Control, in J. Webber & A. Masala, eds. From Personality to Virtue: Essays in the Psychology and Ethics of Character, Oxford University Press.

Holroyd, J. & Sweetman, J. (forthcoming 2015) The Heterogeneity of Implicit Bias, in J. Saul & M. Brownstein, eds. Philosophy and Implicit Bias, Oxford University Press.

Holroyd, J. (2015) Implicit Bias and the Anatomy of Institutional Racism, Criminal Justice Matters vol.101 #BlackLivesMatter.

Holroyd, J. (2014), Implicit Bias, Awareness and Imperfect Cognitions Consciousness and Cognition: special issue on Imperfect Cognitions, ed. L. Bortolotti & E. Sullivan-Bissett.

Holroyd, J (2012) Responsibility for Implicit Bias in The Journal of Social Philosophy: special issue on Philosophical Methodology and Implicit Bias, ed. M. Crouch, 43(3): 274-306.

On feminist philosophy:

Holroyd, J. (2016) Feminism and Well-being, in G. Fletcher, ed. Routledge handbook of Well-being, Routledge.

Holroyd, J. (2013) 'Feminist Metaethics', in The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. H. LaFollette.

Holroyd, J. (2009) Relational Autonomy and Paternalistic Interventions Res Publica 15(4), 321-336.

On responsibility and blame and moral emotions:

Holroyd, J. 'On Regretting things I did not do and could not have done' (forthcoming) Journal of Applied Philosophy: special issue: Symposium on R.J. Wallace's The View from Here

Holroyd, J. (2010) The Retributive Emotions: Passions and Pains of Punishment Philosophical Papers, Special Issue on The Retributive Emotions, ed. L. Allais, 39(3), 343-373. Link

Holroyd, J. (2007) A Communicative Conception of Appraisal Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10(3), 267-278. Link

For more papers see my Vice Chancellor's Fellow profile page.

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Teaching and supervision

I am happy to supervise MA and PhD students wishing to study topics in moral psychology, feminist philosophy and social philosophy.