Lloyd Strickland completed his B.A. at Lancaster University and his M.A. at the University of Sheffield, before returning to Lancaster where he obtained his PhD. Before joining MMU, he taught Philosophy at Lancaster University, the University of Central Lancashire, and the University of Wales, Lampeter. His principal research interests are Early Modern Philosophy (particularly Leibniz), and Philosophy of Religion. He has published numerous articles on both fields, as well as five books: Leibniz Reinterpreted (2006), Shorter Leibniz Texts (2006), Leibniz and the Two Sophies (2011), Leibniz's Monadology (2014), and Leibniz on God and Religion (2016).