Caitrin Donovan

Caitrin Donovan

Caitrin was a Research Associate for Paul Griffiths' Australian Laureate Fellowship A Philosophy of Medicine for the 21st Century, and is a PhD student in the School of History and Philosophy of Science. Drawing on externalist approaches in the philosophy of cognitive science and biology, her research considers the role of environmental factors — in particular, cultural practices, norms and institutions — in the explanation, classification, and treatment of psychopathological phenomena. Caitrin’s dissertation is being supervised by Dominic Murphy and Richard Menary (Macquarie University). Her philosophical interests lie in philosophy of cognitive science, biology and medicine, with a special focus on philosophy of psychiatry.








Murphy, D., Donovan, C., & Smart, G. L. (2020). Mental Health and Well-Being in Philosophy. In Explaining Health Across the Sciences (pp. 97–114). Springer.
Donovan, C., & Murphy, D. (2020). De Haan on Sense-Making and Psychopathology. Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, 27(1), 29–30.