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Research Interests

Metaethics, Ethics, and their history.


(2004) BA Hons. Philosophy , University of Nottingham

(2006) MA (by research), Philosophy, University of Nottingham

(2009) PhD Philosophy, University of Reading

Visiting and Research Positions

(Jan-Mar 2009) Sessional Lecturer, University of Reading

(Jan-Jul 2009) Visiting Lecturer, Universoty of Bristol

(2009-11) 12-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy, Exeter College, Oxford University

(2011-14) Postdoctoral Fellow: EIDYN, University of Edinburgh

(2011-14) Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

(2011-14) British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Administrative Roles

University of Edinburgh

- Co-Investigator on "Emerging themes in 21st Century Meta-Ethics: Evaluative and Normative Language". Project funded by the AHRC Research Networking scheme and held in collaboration with USC Dana & David Dornsife College)

- Co-organiser (with Professor Ridge) of Hybrid Theories in Meta-Ethics Conference, Edinburgh (2-4 July 2012):

- Co-organiser (with Professor Ridge) of the Evaluative Language Seminar

- Organiser of the Legal and Political Philosophy Reading Group

Exeter College, Oxford

- Admissions for all Philosophy degrees (Sole Responsibility) 2010-2011

- Admissions for all Philosophy degrees (Joint Responsibility) 2009-2010

- End of term assessment meetings

- Setting and Marking of college exams


- Research Careers and Training Network Member (Dec 2012-)




University of Edinburgh

- Metaethics (Small Lecture class size)

- Value Theory 2 (Seminar class size, Co-taught with Matthew Chrisman)

- Normative Theory (Seminar Class Size)


University of Edinburgh

- Morality, Rationality, Value (Large leacure class size)

University of Oxford (Small Groups 1-8 Students)

- Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics

- Ethics

- General Philosophy

- Mill: Utilitarianism 

- Plato: The Republic

- Political Theory

University of Bristol

- Ethics: Hume and Kant (Large Lecture size class)

- Introduction to Philosophy (very large lecture size class)

University of Reading

- Moral Philosophy (large lecture class size)


Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Reading

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

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