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The UK Team

Azita Chellappoo


Azita Chellappoo joined the MAP UK team in March 2018. She is also one of the organisers for the MAP Cambridge chapter and involved in the Decolonise the Curriculum movement. Her research is primarily in philosophy of biology, and cultural evolution models in particular, with side interests in feminist epistemology and values in AI.

Pronouns: she/her.

Follow Azita on Twitter @ohheybiology

Amy Conkerton-Darby


Amy Conkerton-Darby joined the MAP UK team in April 2019. She is interested in queer philosophy, human rights and ethics related to queer and feminist issues. Her hope is to investigate and improve the ways that philosophy can impact the lives of marginalised groups. She is currently finishing a Masters at the University of Birmingham.

Pronouns: she/her.

Follow Amy on Twitter @condarling

Lizzy Ventham

Co-Director & Blog Co-Editor

Lizzy Ventham founded the Southampton University MAP Chapter in 2016 and went on to join the national team in 2018. She primarily works on ethics and moral psychology but is looking to develop links between her research in these areas with the philosophy of mental health. Having just finished her thesis, she is currently based in Trinity College Dublin where she works as a teaching fellow. Pronouns: she/her.

Follow Lizzy on twitter @LizardVentham

John Parry


John Parry joined the national team in October 2017, and quickly became resident techie. Having previously worked with MAP@Leeds as Access Officer, he’s particularly interested in public philosophy, philosophy for children (P4C), routes into academia and how ECR working conditions affect retention across demographics. His research concerns the interaction of modal and ethical theories, and he’s a SAPERE accredited P4C practitioner.

Pronouns: he/him.

Follow John on Twitter @modallyyours