University Professorial Research Fellow, University of Sydney
Paper: "Are Evolutionary Explanations of Religion Debunking Explanations?"
A philosopher of science with a focus on biology and psychology, Paul was educated at Cambridge and the Australian National University. He taught at Otago University in New Zealand and was later Director of the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science at the the University of Sydney, before taking up a Professorship in Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He returned to Australia in 2004, first as an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and then as University Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. He spends part of each year at the University of Exeter in the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, President-elect of the International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, and a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee of NHMRC.