Project Leaders
David Glass
Dr. David Glass

David Glass is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing at Ulster University. He carries out research in artificial intelligence, philosophy of science, and the mathematical and computational modelling of complex systems. He has a particular focus on explanatory and Bayesian approaches to reasoning and scientific inference. He also has an interest in the relationship between science and religious belief and has applied some of his formal work to this topic. In particular, he has explored the nature of ‘explaining away arguments’ and Ockham’s razor using these approaches



Jonah N. Schupbach
Dr. Jonah N. Schupbach

Jonah N. Schupbach is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah. His main line of research investigates the nature, logic, and limitations of human reasoning. His work on such topics crosses disciplinary boundaries, drawing regularly from philosophy, logic, intellectual history, and the cognitive, mathematical, and computer sciences. His research has been published in top philosophy and psychology journals.

Email: jonah.n.schupbach[at]


Diarmid Finnegan
Dr. Diarmid Finnegan

Diarmid Finnegan is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Queen’s University Belfast. He is the author of Natural History Societies and Civic Culture in Victorian Scotland (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2009), which won the Frank Watson Book Prize for Scottish History. His research centers around the historical geographies of science and religion, including work on the historical relations between Darwinism and various forms of Christianity. Current work includes a book-length study of the speaking tours of five British scientists in Gilded Age America and the science and religion controversies enflamed by them.

Email: d.finnegan[at]


David N. Livingstone
Dr. David N. Livingstone

David Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen’s University, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of several books including The Geographical Tradition, Darwin’s Forgotten Defenders, Putting Science in its Place, Adam’s Ancestors, and Dealing with Darwin. He is currently working on a history of climate reductionism, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, entitled The Empire of Climate. He was awarded an OBE in 2002 and a CBE in 2019, and has received the Gold Medal of the Royal Irish Academy and the Founder’s Medal of the Royal Geographical Society.

Email: d.livingstone[at]


Mark McCartney
Dr. Mark McCartney

Mark McCartney is senior lecturer in mathematics at Ulster University. Outside his role within Ulster he is President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics (2018-20); Librarian of the London Mathematical Society and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. He has research interests in mathematical modelling, chaotic systems and the history of mathematical sciences.

Email: m.mccartney[at]


Research Associates
David Brown
Dr. David Brown

David Brown is research fellow in the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen’s University Belfast. His main research focuses on the relationship between science and religion, particularly neo-Darwinism and Christology and how Christian theology and naturalism can be held together. He is also interested in the role of participation, divine activity, and kenosis in Christian theology. He has recently published some of this research in Incarnation and Neo-Darwinism: Evolution, Ontology and Divine Activity, available from Sacristy Press.

Email: david.brown[at]


Jiandong Huang
Dr. Jiangdong Huang

Jiandong is a research associate in the School of Computing at Ulster University.

Email: jd.huang[at]


Mikael Leidenhag - now at the University of St Andrews
Dr. Mikael Leidenhag

Mikael Leidenhag was previously a research fellow in the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen’s University Belfast as part of the project, but has since taken up a post in the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews. His main research focuses on the relationship between science and religion, and pays particular attention to the issue of teleology in the natural world. He has also deep interest in science and divine action, emergence theory and physicalism, and the implications of naturalism for religion. He wrote his PhD thesis on Naturalizing God? A Critical Evaluation of Religious Naturalism, which is a forthcoming book with SUNY Press.

Email: m.leidenhag[at]