Theory and Method in Biosciences group applies the philosophy of science to contemporary biological and biomedical research. It aims to add value by removing conceptual and methodological roadblocks to the advancement of science and by using high level biological theory, particularly an evolutionary perspective, to promote a more integrative approach to research questions.

T&MB is a research group within the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, headed by ARC Laureate Fellow Paul Griffiths and funded by the Australian Research Council, Templeton World Charity Foundation and the Sir John Templeton Foundation. Our work contributes to Charles Perkins Centre’s integrative approach to research on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). We aim to harness the integrative potential of biological theory, and particularly evolutionary theory, in application to NCDs.

Pictured left to right, front row: Ying Liu, Yajuan Li, Caitrin Donovan, Kate Lynch; back row: Carl Brusse, Elena Walsh, Pierrick Bourrat, Peter Takacs, Stefan Gawronski, Paul Griffiths (November 2018)