Lucy O’Brien did a BA in Philosophy and Pure Mathematics in Sheffield, and went on to do an MPhil in Sheffield and a DPhil in Oxford. She has been at UCL since 1992, and was made Professor in 2013. Prior to coming to UCL she held a post-doctoral position at the Centre for Philosophical Studies, KCL. She was the Honorary Director of the Aristotelian Society from 2006-2014, and is the incoming co-editor (with Professor Adrian Moore) of the journal MIND.
Lucy works in the philosophy of mind and action, focussing in particular on self-consciousness and self-knowledge. She is the author of Self-Knowing Agents (OUP 2007) and co-editor, with Matthew Soteriou, of Mental Actions (OUP 2009). She currently working on interpersonal, rather than personal, self-consciousness and the nature of the self-conscious emotions.
Immigration: who should control our borders?
"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick