Katie Steele

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Philosophy, ANU. Prior to my appointment at ANU in 2016, I held a continuing position (eventually as Associate Professor) in Philosophy at the London School of Economics (2008-2016). I work on practical reasoning and rational inference, particularly the representation and negotiation of severe uncertainty, and issues concerning the science-policy interface, particularly climate science and policy. I am currently an Associate Editor of Philosophy of Science. At the Institute for Futures Studies I participate in the research project: Climate ethics and future generations.

Key published papers include

  • “Can Free Evidence Be Bad? Value of Information for the Imprecise Probabilist”, with Seamus Bradley, Philosophy of Science 83(1) (2016) 1–28.

  • “Climate Models, Calibration and Confirmation”, with Charlotte Werndl, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 64(3) (2013) 609–635.

  • “The Precautionary Principle: A New Approach to Public Decision-Making?”, Law, Probability and Risk, 5(1) (2006) 19–31.