Kevin Laland is Professor of Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology at the University of St Andrews. His lab studies evolution and animal behavior with a focus on animal social learning, niche construction and the evolution of human cognition. He is a member of the PhilInBioMed Scientific Committee.
Joeri Witteveen is an Assistant Professor in history and philosophy of science at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He specializes in history and philosophy of biology. In his research he combines philosophical analysis with historical case studies while paying close attention to scientific practice.
Jerry Wakefield is Professor of Social Work and Professor of the Conceptual Foundations of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. He is interested in the conceptual foundations of clinical theory, the philosophy of psychopathology, psychiatric epidemiology of depression, and integrative clinical theory.
Walter Veit is a PhD student at the School of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney. He is writing a thesis on the connection between ‘pathological complexity’ and the evolution of minds.