Maureen O’MALLEY

 Who am I ? ► link to a short CV

I came to Bordeaux from the University of Sydney, where I carried out a five-year research project in the Department of Philosophy. Before coming to Sydney, I was a senior research fellow at Egenis, the University of Exeter. Prior to that, I spent a few years in Ford Doolittle’s evolutionary microbiology lab at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I did my PhD on evolutionary explanations in the social sciences and humanities at the Universities of Edinburgh and Sussex.

> My Research Projects
My current research addresses three main topics, all part of a broader effort to develop a philosophy of microbiology. Topic 1: Microbiota, microbiomes and causal explanation; Topic 2: Microbial model systems; Topic 3: Microbes, metabolism and macroevolution. If a single simple research question could unify these three themes, it might be ‘How do microbes explain?’

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