Dr Catherine Robb


Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education


01482 346311

Catherine Robb's research interests are in ethics and aesthetics, particularly the nature and value of self-development and the implications this has for wellbeing, morality and equality.

She also has an active research in phenomenology and the philosophy of music, and is currently working on Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological account of music and ideas.

Catherine has worked at the University of Hull since 2017. Before that she studied and worked at the University of Glasgow. Her PhD focused on the nature and value of talents, and whether we have any obligations to develop them.


Research Interests

  • Ethics

  • Moral and political philosophy

  • Aesthetics

  • Philosophy of music

  • Phenomenology

Research groups

Catherine is happy to supervise postgraduate work in most areas of ethics, moral philosophy, aesthetics (including the philosophy of music), and in many areas of political philosophy.


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Reason, Logic and Argument

  • God, Evil and the Meaning of Life

  • Moral Philosophy

  • Key Philosophical Thinkers

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MA (Hons), Music and Philosophy, University of Glasgow

  • MA, Continental Philosophy, University of Essex

  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Glasgow