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Visiting and Research Positions

(2014-Present) Chancellor's Fellow, School of PPLS, University of Edinburgh

(2011-2013) Lecturer (permanent), University of York

(2011-2014) Research Fellow, National Swiss Science Foundation

(2008-2011) Lecturer (permanent), University of Leeds

(2005-2008) Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow, Newnham College, Cambridge University 

(2004-2005) Non- Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge University 

(2005-2008) Director of Studies in Philosophy, Wolfson College, Cambridge University

(2004-2008) Director of Studies in Philosophy, Hughes Hall, Cambridge University

(2005-2006) Director of Studies in Philosophy, Sidney Sussex, Cambridge University


(2002-2005) PhD, Philosophy, Newnham College, Cambridge University

(2001-2002) M. Phil, Philosophy, Newnham College, Cambridge University 

(2000-2001) Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies, Philosophy (first Class), Universite de la Sorbonne

(1999-2000) Agregation Training, Philosophy, Universite de la Sorbonne

(1998-1999) M.Sc by Research, Philosophy (distinction), University of Edinburgh

(1994-1998) Licence and Maitrise, Philosophy (distinction), Universite de la Sorbonne


Universite de Neuchatel

2011-2013 - Graduate Teaching. Co-supervision of a PhD student on Hume's Moral Philosophy

University of York

2012 - Undergraduate Lecture Course. Second Year course on Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" (4 lectures, 2 Seminars, 90 Students)

University of Leeds

Graduate Teaching

2009-2011- Co-supervision of a PhD student on Hume's naturalism

2008-2010- MA in Healthcare Ethics (Deontology)

2008-2009- MA in History and Philosophy of Science (Kant's Philosophy of Biology)

Undergraduate Lecture Courses

2008- 2009 - First year course on Descartes' Meditations ( 11 Lectures, 350 students)

2008-2011 - Second year course on Polictical Philosophy (16 lectures, 120 students)

2009-2010- Third year course on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason (27 lectures, 60 students)

2008, 2010 - First year course on Basic Readings in the History of Philosophy (11 seminars)

University of Cambridge

Graduate Teaching

2007 - M.Phil supervisor on Kant's Dialectic in the Critique of Pure Reason. Philosophy Faculty

Undergraduate Lecture Courses

2007 - Theory and Pracice in the Social Sciences, Part II Philosophy of the Social Sciences

2007 - Winch's the Idea oF Social Science, Part II Primary Source Course, History and Philosophy of Science

2006- Kant's Dialectic, Part II Images of Science, History and Philosophy of Science

2003-2006 - Kant on Freedom and the Human Sciences, Part II History of Modern Philosophy, Philosophy Faculty

Undergraduate Tutorial Courses

Supervision on set Texts (Plato, Hobbes, Mill, Hume), History of Modern Philosophy 1 (from Descartes to Hume), History of Modern Philosophy 2 ( from Kant to Heidegger), Political Philosophy, Special paper on Kant, Sources of Knowledge (Locke, Hume, Berkeley, Kant), Selected topics of Ethics, Aesthetics, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Social Sciences. 

Supervision of second year coursework on Descartes, Leibniz, Berkeley and Hume. Third year dissertations on Kant. 

Class leader for a discussion group of first-year philosophy undergraduates on ethics and philosophy of religion. Second year undergraduates on History of Modern Philosophy. 


2012 - School Presentation on "Introduction to Kant's Ethics", St Paul's School London.

2007 - School Presentation on "Introduction to Kant's Ethics, Leys School Cambridge

2007 and 2008 - Pembroke/King's Summer School Program, Cambridge, Lecture course and seminars on Philosophy, Politics and the Enlightenment

2007- "Introduction to Kant's Philosophy" Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Cambridge. 

Administrative Roles

2011- Present - Executive Member of the UK Kant Society and Newsletter Editor

2011 - Co-Organiser of an International Conference "Emotions in the History of Philosophy", York.

2010-2013 - Co-founder and Co-director of ChiPhi (Centre for the History of Philosophy), Comprising the Universities of Leeds, York and Sheffield.

2010-2012 - Treasurer of the Bristish Society for the History of Philosophy

2008-2011 - Standing Committee Member, Departmental Convenor (chairing departmental meetings), Equality and Diversity Representative, Library Representative, History of Philosophy Stream Leader. University of Leeds. 

2008-2011 - Organiser of a Kant Reading Group and and Annual Kant Conference, Leeds

2008 - Organiser of an International Kant Workshop, Newnham College, Cambridge

2007- Present - Executive Member of the British Society for the History of Philosophy

2006-2008 - Senior Member Representative of the House Committee. Newnham College, Cambridge

2005-2008 - Senior Member Representative of the Joint Committee and member of the governing Body. Newnham College, Cambridge

2005-2008 - Member of the History and Philosophy of Science Faculty Board, Interview of Prospective Philosophy applicants (Girton, Newnham, Wolfson, Sidney Sussex, Hughes Hall, Emmanuel). University of Cambridge. 

2005-2007 - Organiser of the Annual Kant Conference, Cambridge

2004-2008- Co-organiser of the Kant Reading Group, Cambridge

2004- Chair of the organisation committee of the National Postgraduate Analytic Philosophy Conference in Cambridge

2004-2005 - Elected President of the NPAPA. 


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005


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