Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities
University of Southampton
I am an associate professor in philosophy at the University of Southampton. Before coming to Southampton I was a fixed-term lecturer at the University of Stirling, a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an undergraduate at the University of Bristol. I spent Autumn 2014 as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard. My CV is available here.
My research focuses on issues in ethics and epistemology, broadly construed. I am especially interested in issues to do with reasons, rationality, value, and normativity, across both epistemic and practical domains. I also have general interests in action theory, normative ethics, and various issues in philosophy of mind and language. I am happy to supervise PhD students on topics falling within my areas of research interest.
With my colleagues Conor McHugh and Daniel Whiting, I recently completed an AHRC funded project on Normativity: Epistemic and Practical. Prior to that, we had a project on Aims and Norms: Belief, Action, Emotions. I am a founder member of both the Southern Normativity Group and the European Normativity Network.