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Professor Havi Carel

Professor Havi Carel

Professor Havi Carel
PhD (Essex), MA (Tel-Aviv), BA (Tel-Aviv)

Professor of Philosophy

Area of research

Philosophy of medicine, phenomenology, film and philosophy, death

Office 0.13
Cotham House,
Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6690

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I am Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, where I also teach medical students. My research examines the experience of illness and of receiving healthcare. I curerntly hold a Senior Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust, for a five year project entitled ‘Life of Breath’ (with Prof Jane Macnaughton, Durham University).  ( 

My recent monograph Phenomenology of Illness was published by Oxford University Press in autumn 2016. I previously published on the embodied experience of illness, wellbeing within illness and patient-clinician communication in the Lancet, BMJ, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics ...

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