Margarida Hermida is currently a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Bristol, UK. She is also a research collaborator at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation (ARDITI).
Margarida has a Biology background, having completed a previous PhD in Biology at the University of Porto, Portugal. She was a postdoctoral fellow at CIIMAR-Madeira from 2014 to 2017 and at MARE from 2018 to 2019, where her research focused mainly on marine biology, fish parasitology, and fisheries, and she has published extensively in these areas.
In 2019, she moved to the University of Bristol, UK, having received a scholarship from the British Society for the Philosophy of Science for the project ‘The Life and Death of Animals’. Her research is at the intersection of Philosophy of Biology and Metaphysics, and focuses on questions such as the nature of life and the persistence conditions of organisms.
Main Research Interests
Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Biology; Phylogenetic classification; Natural kinds in biology; Identity and persistence of living beings.
MARE Research Groups
Coastal Systems and Ocean