Philosophy SIG Conference

Implicit bias in Psychiatric Practice: What lessons can Philosophy offer to practitioners, learners & educators?

Welcome to the Philosophy SIG conference.


Visit the Philosophy SIG webpage for more information

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Implicit Bias

On the Epistemic Costs of Implicit Bias, by Tamar Szabó Gendler


Conference booklet and programme

  • The conference booklet is available to download (PDF)
  • The conference programme is available to download (PDF)


This conference is eligible for up to six CPD hours, subject to peer group approval.

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Session 1:
Dr Alistair Stewart - For psychiatrists – a perspective on implicit bias in philosophy (PDF)
Dr Dieneke Hubbeling - How to live with bias in Psychiatry (PDF)
Dr Zsuzsanna Chappell & Dr Sofia Jeppsson - Recovery without normalisation? A hidden bias within the recovery framework (PDF)
Dr Lubomira Radoilska - Implicit bias, epistemic injustice, and moral luck (PDF)

Session 2:Dr Rosa Ritunnano, Prof Matthew Broome & Dr Anthony Vincent Fernandez - Hermeneutical Flexibility and Empathic Openness in the Clinical Encounter: The Case of Delusions Dr Sahil Bandari, Prof Øyvind Thomassen & Prof Taj Nathan - Historiographic methods to debias serious incident investigations (PDF)

Session 3:
Prof Tim Thornton - Implicit bias: The “dark side” of hinge epistemology? (PDF)
Dr Awais Aftab - Implicit Bias and the corrective role of Conceptual competence in psychiatric education (PDF)

Session 4:
Dr Maciej Wodziński & Prof Marcin Moskalewicz - The Voice Against the Bias. Discursive Stereotypes as a Source of Epistemic Injustice Towards People with ASD (PDF)