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Prof Joe Cain
22 Gordon Square, room 1.1
UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies
Gower Street
  • Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology
  • Dept of Science & Technology Studies
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Head of Department

Professor Joe Cain was trained in the US, with BSc (zoology) and MA (history and philosophy of science) from University of Maryland, as well as PhD (history and philosophy of science) from University of Minnesota. After several years in the publishing industry, and a Visiting Professorship at University of Oklahoma, he arrived at UCL in 1996.

Research Summary

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

Teaching Summary

Professor Joe Cain teaches history and philosophy of science, and science and technology studies, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He supervises research projects at all academic levels.

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