Director of the Future of Health
Professor Benjamin Smart is Director of the Future of Health Research Group, at the IFK, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Member of the African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. He is Y1 rated by the NRF. Smart's research focuses on the philosophy of medicine, epidemiology and public health, and on the metaphysics of laws and causation. He published a monograph entitled Concepts and Causes in the Philosophy of Disease in 2016, and has numerous papers in highly ranked international philosophy journals. Dr Smart believes that philosophical work in medicine can have a direct impact on society, and so also collaborates with academics in the medical sciences to address real world problems in public health.