• The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 38 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
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Personal profile


I work on philosophy of science, social epistemology, and formal epistemology. I am particularly interested in the social epistemology of science: how does the social structure of science contribute to (or detract from) its success?

Funding overview

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship: Research grant from the Leverhulme Trust for the project "Organising Science: The Social Epistemology of Scientists and Their Incentives". Total value (including matching funding from the Isaac Newton Trust): £162,000. September 2016 - January 2019.

NWO Vernieuwingsimpuls Veni: Research grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the project "Understanding Statistical Biases in Peer Review". Total value: €250,000. February 2019 - January 2023.

Previous positions

Sep 2016 - Jan 2019: Research Fellow in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, with a secondary appointment (from Oct 2017) as Junior Research Fellow at St Edmund's College.

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

External positions

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Groningen

Feb 2019Jan 2023


  • Philosophy of science
  • Social structure of science
  • Social epistemology
  • Formal epistemology
  • Decision theory
  • Game theory
  • Rational choice theory
  • Epistemology
  • Sociology of science

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peer review Social Sciences
Incentives Mathematics
Reward Mathematics
Game Mathematics
science Social Sciences
triangulation Social Sciences
Reproducibility Mathematics
Triangulation Mathematics

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 38 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 13 Article
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Discussion paper

Epistemic Diversity and Editor Decisions: A Statistical Matthew Effect

Heesen, R. & Romeijn, J-W., Sep 2019, In : Philosophers' Imprint. 19, 39, p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social attraction

Is Peer Review a Good Idea?

Heesen, R. & Bright, L. K., 3 Jul 2019, In : The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
peer review
social structure

Laat het oor niet hangen naar een televisiepresentator

Romeijn, J-W., Heesen, R. & Siebe, H., 27 Feb 2019, Sociale Vraagstukken.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

The Credit Incentive to Be a Maverick

Heesen, R., Aug 2019, In : Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A. 76, p. 5-12 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Downloads (Pure)

Thomas Boyer-Kassem, Conor Mayo-Wilson, and Michael Weisberg, eds. Scientific Collaboration and Collective Knowledge: New Essays

Heesen, R., Jan 2019, In : Philosophy of Science. 86, 1, p. 192-198 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Open Access

Press / Media

Peer Review, Reimagined

Remco Heesen


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Sci Phi Podcast Episode 65 - Remco Heesen

Remco Heesen


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media