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Dr Peter Fossey

Senior Teaching Fellow

Contact Details

Academic Development Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 8UW | Find us on the interactive map
email: p.j.fossey@warwick.ac.uk
external tel: 024765 73568 | internal ext: 73568

Biography

Pete completed his BA (2006-09), MA (2009-10) and PhD (2010-15) in the Philosophy department, at the University of Warwick. After his PhD, he moved to St Mary's University, Twickenham, where he was Lecturer in Philosophy for a year, before taking up a permanent post as Senior Lecturer, and secondment as Programme Director for Philosophy and Politics. In the following two years at St Mary's, he was lead proposer on a suite of three undergraduate degree programmes in politics which were successfully validated in May 2018, and contributed to development of two postgraduate degrees; as well as collaborating with colleagues to design new philosophy modules.

Pete returned to the University of Warwick in October 2018 as an Academic Developer with the ADC, and is now a Senior Academic Developer. He is co-lead on the APP TE programmeLink opens in a new window for staff new to Warwick, and contributes to the Academic Development ProgrammeLink opens in a new window. He is a mentor on the APP EXP programmeLink opens in a new window, and an assessor on all of the Pathways.

Interests

Pete's interests include curriculum development, especially underlying theories of curriculum design; academic integrity, as an academic virtue and a design consideration; philosophical theories of teaching, learning and education; and affective/emotional dimensions of education from both staff and student perspectives. His PhD thesisLink opens in a new window is on the relationship between wanting to do something and having a reason to do it; and his focus has subsequently broadened out to include philosophy of emotions, some issues in normative ethics and meta-ethics, and philosophy of education.

Publications

Fossey, P. (2022) “Emotion Work and the Artistry of Teaching” in King, H. (ed) Developing Expertise for Teaching in Higher Education: practical ideas for supporting educational development. (Routledge)

Fossey, P. (2015) "Illusions of Value"Link opens in a new window in Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy.

Conference Papers

2021:

Hard to Place: why post-pandemic teaching doesn't fit the PGCert mold
Dr. Peter Fossey & Dr. Jennie Mills - University of Warwick
Adapting and Thriving: The PGCert in Teaching in HE
University of Birmingham

2020:

"Emotional Labour and the Artistry of Teaching"Link opens in a new window
HEPPP Research Network Symposium
UWE Bristol

2019:

"Imagination and the 'Virtuous Peasant'"Link opens in a new window
Iris Murdoch Society Centenary Conference
St Anne's College, Oxford University

"Awkwardness, Uncertainty and NormalityLink opens in a new window"
European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions Conference
University of Pisa

"Burdens, Badgering and Burnout: Feedback as Emotional Labour"Link opens in a new window
Warwick Education Conference
University of Warwick

"An emotion-work perspective on giving and receiving feedback"Link opens in a new window
PedRIO VI
University of Plymouth

2017:

“Imagination as a Guide to Reality” (Lecture series introduction)
Royal Institute of Philosophy Local Branch Lecture Series
St Mary's University, Twickenham

“The Self-Effacement Problem”
Research Seminar
St Mary's University, Twickenham

"A Flipped Classroom Approach in Teaching Philosophy"Link opens in a new window
Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference
St Mary's University, Twickenham

2016:

“Distraction-based Accounts of Akrasia”
European Society for Philosophy and Psychology Conference
University of St. Andrews

2015:

"The 'Iron Pyrites of Love': distractions, illusions, and weakness of will"
Research Seminar
St Mary's University, Twickenham

“Practical Reasoning in the Background”
Joint Session of the Aristotelean Society and Mind Association (Open session)
University of Warwick

2014:

“Defending the Phenomenological View of Desires”
European Society for Philosophy and Psychology Conference
University of Messina at Noto

“Desiring as an Evaluative Attitude”
Understanding Value III
University of Sheffield

2013:

“The Practical Syllogism and the Naturalistic Fallacy”
Open Minds VIII
University of Manchester

“Expressions of Desire in the Practical Syllogism”
London-Warwick Mind Forum
KCL

2012:

“The Practical Syllogism and the Naturalistic Fallacy”
Postgraduate Seminar Series
University of Leeds

Recognition

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (awarded October 2017)

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Dr. Peter Fossey

Pete is a Senior Teaching Fellow, working in the Academic Development Centre (ADC), in Senate House.

He completed his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Warwick in 2015, and has experience in lecturing, programme management and curriculum design.

email: p.j.fossey@warwick.ac.uk