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Mr James Clark Ross 

Postgraduate research student

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James Clark Ross is a postgraduate research student within Philosophy at the University of Southampton.

Under the supervision of Naomi Thompson, I am investigating what makes it the case that certain kinds of causal facts obtain. In particular, I am interested in connections between causation, non-causal dependence relations like grounding, and metaphysical explanation. My other life is in medicine, where I have worked as a physicist since 2013. I hope to contextualise the conclusions I draw in my PhD project to scientific methodology.

Before coming to Southampton I studied physics at the University of Manchester, medical physics at the University of Liverpool, and philosophy at the University of London. Over the years I have grown increasingly interested in metaphysics and ontology. In my MA dissertation at the University of London I researched a theory of top-down causation, reaching a point of scepticism in virtue of the breakdown between intelligible explanation and unintelligible grounds.

Outside of academia I display a passion for many other kinds of philosophy, which I explore on my website, The Human Front. I am also a keen footballer and, being a local boy, a Southampton F.C. fan.

Research interests

Reply to comment on ‘Reforming the debate around radiation risk? Advancing the status quo is not a reformation’

Journal of Radiological Protection, 2019-08-28

Philosophy of science, Letter to Editor

Reforming the debate around radiation risk

Journal of Radiological Protection, 2019-06-05

Philosophy of science, Opinion

Does quantification have a role to play in the future of bone SPECT?

European Journal of Hybrid Imaging, 2019-05-03

Skeletal imaging, Review

Quantitative SPECT: the time is now

EJNMMI Physics,2019-03-04

Quantitative imaging, Opinion

Defining the future of quantitative SPECT/CT

Rad Magazine, 2019-03-01

Quantitative imaging, Review

Quantitation of 99mTc-DPD uptake in patients with transthyretin-related cardiac amyloidosis

Amyloid, 2018-11-28

Cardiac amyloidosis, Original Article

Extracardiac 18F-florbetapir imaging in patients with systemic amyloidosis: more than hearts and minds

European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 2018-04-12

Extracardiac amyloidosis, Original Article

Prognostic utility of the Perugini grading of 99mTc-DPD scintigraphy in transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis and its relationship with skeletal muscle and soft tissue amyloid

European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging, 2017-02-04

Cardiac amyloidosis, Original Article

I teach maths, physics, and philosophy as a private tutor.

Mr James Clark Ross
Student Office, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton. SO17 1BF United Kingdom

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