Staff Profiles

Dr Helen De Cruz

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

School of History, Philosophy and Culture

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Helen De Cruz

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 488490


Location: Harcourt Hill, Building B

I am senior lecturer in philosophy. Before joining Brookes I had appointments at the VU Amsterdam, the University of Oxford, and the University of Leuven. My main specialization is philosophy of cognitive science, and I have also published in philosophy of religion, epistemology and general philosophy of science. My work is concerned with the question how humans form beliefs in domains that are remote from everyday concerns such as in mathematics, theology, and science. I examine how we can form such beliefs, and what explains their transmission.