Dr Jamie Cawthra – Bloomsbury Institute

Dr Jamie Cawthra

Senior Lecturer: Foundation

jamie.cawthra@bil.ac.uk

I am part of the Foundation Year team here at Bloomsbury Institute, focusing on Peer-Assisted Learning and Academic Integrity. I’m really interested in how communities of learners can work together positively, honestly and ethically.

My background is in philosophy – particularly ethics, aesthetics and the philosophy of pedagogy. I researched and taught at the Universities of York and Hull before joining Bloomsbury Institute in 2021.

Interests

I’m fascinated by the notions of trust and trustworthiness, as well as related concepts like reliability and confidence. These have a huge role in Higher Education between staff and students, but also between one another. I’m also very keen on demystifying university education, and ensuring that links between the academy and the public are strong.

Qualifications, Affiliations and Memberships

  • BA English Literature & Philosophy
  • MA(Res) Philosophy
  • PhD Philosophy
  • FHEA

I am a member of various organisations, such as the British Society of Aesthetics and the Aristotelian Society.

Publications

‘Trust and the Acquisition of Public Health Information’ (with Stephen Holland, Tamara Schloemer and Peter Schröder-Bäck), Health Care Analysis (1-17).