Sarah Routley (She/Her)

Student, University of St Andrews

About Sarah Routley

Hello everyone! I'm Sarah (she/her) and I am a fourth-year undergraduate student in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. I am particularly interested in the applications of philosophy to social and political issues, and how we can use philosophical arguments to inform policy decisions. As such, my research project concerned the appropriateness of belief and doubt in cases of sexual assault and the implications for university and legal policy. For my Leadership-in-Action, I conducted an evaluation of a sexual violence prevention education programme run by an NGO in Auckland, New Zealand

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Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of St Andrews

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I am from:

United Kingdom

I speak:

English Spanish

My hobbies/interests are:

Cooking/Baking Music Nature & environment Politics & current events Reading Tennis

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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Poster Humanities Philosophy

Research Poster - An epistemological problem: the permissibility of belief in cases of sexual assault

This is the poster from my Laidlaw research project, focusing on belief in and doubt towards accusations of sexual assault. I provide a philosophical analysis of contemporary debate and offer a proposal for what kinds of belief and doubt are permissible, through vignettes and imagined conversations.

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Leadership Arts & Humanities Research

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University of St Andrews


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