Elis Jones



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Sociology and Philosophy
Department: Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Research Centre/Unit: Egenis

I am an ESRC-funded PhD student working at the intersection of philosophy, sociology and marine sciences. My research focuses on the role of value in coral reef science, specifically in attempts to regenerate corals.

I moved to Exeter in 2014 from the West Midlands, to study Politics, Philosophy and Economics (with Study Abroad, which I undertook in Utrecht, Netherlands). I graduated with a first-class honours degree in 2018, with my undergraduate dissertation focused on providing a non-anthropocentric definition of environmental damage. After this, I secured funding for a combined Master’s/Doctorate programme (1+3) from the Economic and Social Research Council’s South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). After graduating (with distinction) from the Master’s part (MRes Science and Technology Studies), where my research assessed attempts to modify corals for climate change resilience, I am now working on my PhD. I am based at Exeter University’s Egenis Centre for the Study of Life Sciences.