Meet the Team

The Undercurrent Philosophy (UP) team met in London in 2015,  brought together through Editor-in-Chief Ciaran’s tireless efforts.

We’d like to thank those who came to our early meetings but who chose not to pursue being part of the core team of the site, for their contributions nevertheless in helping form what is now UP.

CiaranCiaran Cummins – Editor in Chief @ciarancummins1

Ciaran is the Editor-in-Chief of UP. He studied at UCL and then at LSE completing a masters in the Philosophy of Social Science. Ciaran currently lives in Surrey looking after a large number of cats.



Stephen David Bonnell – Marketing/Future Projects, Staff Editor

Stephen is from t’North but has hidden in London for many years. He recently completed a Philosophy MPhil at UCL.




Sophie OsieckiWebmaster, Staff Editor @sophioski 

Sophie  recently graduated with an MPhil in the History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Science, Technology & Medicine from the University of Cambridge. We are eternally grateful for her (and Alex’s) labouring in setting up the site itself!



Alex Gowan-Webster – Administrator, Web Manager@agw62

Alex studied Music and then an MA in Composition at the University of Sheffield where he organised lots of theatre. He finds organising UP significantly less stressful than musicals.


kirstine2Kirstine la CourStaff Editor

Kirstine studied Philosophy at KCL and is now studying for a Philosophy MPhil at UCL. Originally from Denmark, Kirstine is currently enjoying explaining the philosophical nature of hygge to fad-obsessed English people.



Kay StephensStaff Editor

Kay is currently studying for a Philosophy MPhil at UCL. She lives in North London, where she can be found cultivating a perfect taste for obscure indie music.




Carin HuntStaff Editor

Carin studied Law at Oxford and then went on to a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law at KCL. She currently lives in Dublin.