Dupré received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge in 1981, and was a Junior Research Fellow at St John’s College, Oxford from 1980-1982. He was a member of the Stanford University Department of Philosophy from 1982 to 1996. Since then he has been at the University of Exeter, where he is currently Professor of Philosophy of Science. He also taught at Birkbeck College, University of London and has held visiting chairs at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a former president of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science. For ten years he was Director of the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society at Exeter, part of the ESRC Genomics Network. Currently he holds an ERC Advanced Investigator Award for a project entitled “A Process Ontology for Contemporary Biology”.