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Research Interests

Moral and Political Philosophy, Action Theory, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language


1992- B.A in Philosophy (with distinction), Wake Forest University 

1995- M.A in Philosophy, Tufts University 

1997- M.A in Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1999- PhD in Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Visiting and Research Positions

1999-2001 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian National University

2001-2004 - Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

2004-2006 - Reader, University of Edinburgh

2006-2008 - Head of Subject area, Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

2007- present - Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Edinburgh


I have done extensive Undergraduate teaching at Tufts University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Edinburgh, I have also taught numerous postgraduate courses at the University of Edinburgh. 

Administrative Roles

2001-2002 - Organisation of Open Days for Philosophy

2002-2003 - Organisation of Philosophy 2A 

2002-2003 - Organisation of Honours Moral and Political Philosophy

2006-2008 - Head of Subject Area in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

2009-Present - Programme Director for the MsC in Ethics and Political Philosophy (joint with Politics)

Part of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Political Philosophy and the European Journal of Philosophy.

2002 - Member of the Job Search Committee in Philosophy (hired a temporary lecturer)

2004-2005 - Member of the Job Search Committee in Philosophy (hired a lecturer and a reader)

Appointments as External Examiner for the award of Doctoral degrees: I have served as external examiner at Reading and Sheffield Universities. 

Collaborative Activity

Major Lectures given as guest lecturer: "Introducing Ecumenical Expressivism." Invited Lecturer for a week long workshop on Expressivism hosted by St Andrews and Arche. 



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