Dr Danielle Bromwich

Dr Danielle Bromwich


I’m a Teaching and Scholarship Lecturer at the University of Leeds. Before that I was an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB), where I taught from 2010–2022. During my time at UMB, I was the Assistant Director of Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI) Boston for two years. PIKSI Boston is an annual week-long summer institute for undergraduates from under-represented groups in philosophy. Before arriving in Boston, I was a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Clinical Bioethics at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. I received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, and a MA and BA in philosophy from the University of Sheffield. 


  • Curriculum Redefined Lecturer
  • School Digital Education Academic Lead

Research interests

My current research is in applied ethics, broadly construed. I am writing a monograph—The Ethics of Consent (Routledge)­—with my co-author Joseph Millum (St. Andrews), working on a series of papers on mental competence, and starting a project on the ethics of conversation. My future pedogogical research will draw on these philosophical interests. I am interested in exploring: (i) how to teach ethics as a skill to physician associates and medical students; (ii) the pedogogical value of philosophy as conversation; and (iii) the role autonomous learning plays in building students’ academic self concept.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • BA Philosophy (University of Sheffield)
  • MA Philosophy (University of Sheffield)
  • PhD Philosophy (University of Toronto)

Professional memberships

  • American Philosophical Association
  • Society for Applied Philosophy

Student education

I lead the ethics curriculum for the Physician Associates, teach medical ethics in the medical school, and teach ethics modules in the School of Philosophy, Religion, and the History of Science. A large part of my role involves Curriculum Redefined work.