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Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Psychiatry has been appointed a MBE for services to Interdisciplinary Research.

Professor Edward Harcourt

Edward Harcourt is a Professor of Philosophy and Fellow by Special Election at Keble College.

His research is in ethics, in particular in moral psychology. He has published on topics including neo-Aristotelianism and child development, the ethical dimensions of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, the moral emotions, love and the virtues, Nietzsche’s ethics, the philosophy of mental health and mental illness, literature and philosophy, and Wittgenstein.

From 2018-22, Professor Harcourt served as Director of Research, Strategy and Innovation at the UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). He is a director of the biennial Oxford Summer Schools in Philosophy and Psychiatry.

Professor Harcourt also joined the Department of Psychiatry in October last year, where he leads on Patient and Public Involvement at the NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre.

Professor Harcourt said:

While there are many ways of doing good research, I’m a firm believer in the value of interdisciplinarity as it is often on the boundaries between disciplines that new ideas are formed. It is gratifying to be honoured for something I was not only able to support while at AHRC but which continues to loom large in my own work."

Find out more about other members of the university who have received honours this year