Shea Tomain McBride

PhD Student SNSF
Department of Geosciences

PER 14 bu. 3.334
Ch. du Musée 4
1700 Fribourg
PER 14, 3.334


I received my BA in Philosophy from College of Charleston in 2013. Since then I earned three masters degrees: a MA in Applied Ethics (Linköping University), a MSc in Brain in Cognition (Pompeu Fabra University), and a MSc in Biodiversity—specialising in Evolutionary Biology (University of Barcelona). Currently I am a PhD student at the University of Fribourg Environmental Sciences and Humanities Institute. I am working as part of a research group aiming to develop ethical principles to guide environmental practice, with my case study focusing on biodiversity and alien species. In addition to pursuing the normative goals of this project, I am keen to collaborate on empirical studies investigating moral reasoning and ethical decision-making, particularly in the context of environmental dilemmas. I am also eager to collaborate on projects within the field of sensory ecology, especially those that can potentially provide useful insights for biodiversity management.