Dylan Evans

After receiving his PhD in Philosophy from the London School of Economics, Dylan Evans did postdoctoral research in philosophy at King’s College London and in robotics at the University of Bath before moving the University of the West of England (UWE) where he was Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Autonomous Systems.

He left UWE in July 2006 to conduct an innovative project in sustainable living in the Scottish Highlands called the Utopia Experiment. In January 2008 he returned to academia, taking up the post of Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Computer Science, University College Cork, Ireland, where he did research on decision theory and risk management. In September 2008 he moved to the School of Medicine, also at University College Cork, to become a lecturer in Behavioural Science. More recently, he has taught at the University of Beirut.

He writes regularly for the Guardian and has made frequent appearances on radio and television, and given numerous talks at festivals of science and literature. In 2001 he was voted one of the twenty best young writers in Britain by the Independent on Sunday, and has been described by the Guardian as “Alain de Botton in a lab coat”.

For more information please visit www.dylan.org.uk

Bibliography

The Utopia Experiment

The Utopia Experiment

Picador, 2015
Risk Intelligence

Risk Intelligence

Atlantic / Free Press, 2012
Placebo: The Belief Effect

Placebo: The Belief Effect

Harpercollins, 2003
Emotion: The Science of Sentiment

Emotion: The Science of Sentiment

Oxford University Press, 2001