Matt Burch is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Essex. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of phenomenology and the cognitive and social sciences, and his current research projects focus on failures of agency (e.g., akrasia and addiction), the phenomenology of risk, and the ideal of objectivity in science and law. He has worked on several projects with the Essex Autonomy Project (EAP), including an AHRC-funded project on the compliance of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Wellcome Trust-funded Mental Health and Justice project. This year he's working on an Early Career Research Fellowship awarded by the Independent Social Research Foundation. The title of that project is 'The Theory of Risk and the Practice of Care: Bridging the Gap”.