Dr. Gloria Frost is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of St. Thomas. Her areas of research are medieval philosophy, early modern philosophy, metaphysics and philosophy of religion. She is currently working on a series of articles which trace the medieval background to prominent ideas in early modern discussions of causation. Her published works cover topics including modality, truth, and divine concurrence.
Dr Simon Ravenscroft is a research associate with the Von Hugel Institute at St. Edmund's College, Cambridge. The fellowship appointment will allow Simon to continue his work in Cambridge, and to develop the growing relationship between the VHI and the Murphy Institute, begun with our 'Patents on Life' conference, held in Cambridge in 2015 and sponsored by the two institutes. Simon is currently engaged in co-ordinating the publication of an edited volume issuing from that conference, co-edited by himself, Thomas C. Berg, professor of law and director emeritus of the Murphy Institute at the University of St Thomas, and the VHI's Roman Cholij, and as a Murphy Research Fellow will continue to work strategically with both institutes to explore further opportunities for collaboration and co-operation going forward.