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Prof Joe Cain
22 Gordon Square, room 1.1
UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies
Gower Street
London
London
WC1E 6BT
Appointment
  • Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology
  • Dept of Science & Technology Studies
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Role
Head of Department
 
 
Biography
Prof Joe Cain was trained in the US, with a BSc in zoology, an MA in history (history and philosophy of science), and a PhD from University of Minnesota in history and philosophy of science. After several years in publishing and a Visiting Professorship at University of Oklahoma, he arrived at UCL in 1996. 
Research Summary

Prof Joe Cain's research interests include the history of evolutionary studies, natural history, and biology, and palaeontology. He also has expertise in Darwin and Darwinism as well as history of science and society in London.

Teaching Summary

Prof Joe Cain teaches history and philosophy of science, and science and technology studies, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Modules variously survey the history of life sciences and offer detailed study of Darwinism in both science and society.

Academic Background
1995 PhD Doctor of Philosophy University of Minnesota
1989 MA Master of Arts University of Maryland
1987 BS Bachelor of Science University of Maryland
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