I am a Lecturer in Political Philosophy in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at the University of Lancaster. Prior to taking up this position, I was a Teaching Fellow in Political Theory at the University of Edinburgh, having completed my PhD at the University of St Andrews in 2011.
I work mainly on the philosophy of John Stuart Mill: the foundations Mill offers for his theory of practical and theoretical reason, and his connections to the Kantian, post-Kantian, and Romantic traditions. More broadly, I've got interests in the nature of naturalism, objectivity, and what makes theoretical and practical concepts 'fit for purpose'. See Publications and Current Projects for more details.
2011 PhD, Philosophy, University of St Andrews
2008 Visiting Student, University of Oxford
2007 MSc, Political Theory, University of Edinburgh
2006 MPhil, Intellectual History and Political Thought, University of Cambridge
2005 MA (Hons.), Philosophy, University of St Andrews