I am Assistant Professor in the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin. Prior to moving to Dublin in 2017 I was Gerry Higgins Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and full time Visiting Instructor at Bowling Green State University.
I wrote my PhD dissertation on John Locke on Persons and Personal Identity, because I was interested in understanding how Locke links questions of accountability to his account of personal identity. I received my PhD in 2013 from the University of St Andrews. During my PhD I was visiting researcher at Yale and Rutgers Universities.
Most of my academic work focuses on early modern philosophy and lies at the intersection between metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and ethics. My other philosophical interests include history of ethics, philosophy of religion, epistemology and social epistemology.
My work has been published in History of Philosophy Quarterly, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Oxford Bibliographies and I have forthcoming journal articles in Journal of the History of Philosophy, Hume Studies and Locke Studies.