Professor Alex Voorhoeve is Professor and Head of Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE.
Areas of expertise
- Distributive justice
- Priority setting in health
- Public participation
Alex Voorhoeve is Professor and Head of Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE. He studied economics and philosophy at Erasmus University, Cambridge University, and UCL. He joined the LSE in 2004 and has worked here ever since, while holding visiting positions at Harvard (2008-09), Princeton (2012-13), the National Institutes of Health, U.S. (2016-17) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (2017-21). He has also taught guest courses at Addis Ababa University and Tsinghua University. He works on the theory and practice of distributive justice (especially as it relates to health), on decision theory, moral psychology and the Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus' view of the good life. His current teaching is in philosophy and public policy and PPE (philosophy, politics and economics).
His work is published in the best journals in moral and political philosophy (including Ethics; Philosophy & Public Affairs; and the Journal of Political Philosophy), in decision theory (including the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty; and Theory and Decision); and health policy (including the Lancet and Nature Medicine).
Professor Voorhoeve has substantial practical experience, serving as a non-executive Director (member of Council) of the LSE 2018-2021 and as a consultant for the World Health Organization. He has contributed to several influential policy reports for the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and has been an invited speaker to high profile non-academic conferences and events, including the European Commission, the Netherlands' Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization, the Pan-American Health Organization, and the World Bank.