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I am a philosopher and historian of science interested in scientific methodology. My main research lies at the intersection of the foundations of physical sciences, modeling of complex systems and the role of science in society.

I currenlty work as a Research Fellow with an interdisciplinary group led by Professor Suraje Dessai to develop a framework for assessing the quality of climate information for adaptation. The fellowship is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy which is co-hosted by the University of Leeds and the London School of Economics.

I have recently been appointed co-lead, with Professor James Ford, of the interdisciplinary research group on Climate Change Adaptation and Vulnerability Services , which is part of the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds.

I earned my PhD from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and wrote my dissertation under the supervision of Professor Robert Batterman. Before going to Pittsburgh, I completed an MSc in History and Philosophy of Science at the London School of Economics and Social Science and a BSc in Mathematics and Physics (Joint Honors) at University College London.

Research

My research is interdisciplinary and spans history and philosophy of science, climate science and environmental social science. Here, you can find my research interests and the projects I am currently working on.

Teaching

I am passionate about teaching history and philosophy of science, both to humanities and science students. Here, you can find my teaching portfolio, the courses I have taught and the courses I am interested in teaching in the future.

CV

You can find my CV here.

Get In Touch

m.baldisserapacchetti@leeds.ac.uk