My CV

EDUCATION:

  • PGCHE Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Cambridge, 2018.
  • PhD Philosophy, University of Essex, 2015. Thesis title: ‘Freedom & Fatalism in Wittgenstein's “Lectures on Freedom of the Will”’. Supervisor: Dan Watts.
  • MA Philosophy, University of Bristol, 2006.
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy & Ancient History, University of Wales, Swansea, 2005 (2:1).

AoS: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion, Agency, Wittgenstein, Simone Weil.

AoC: Ethics, Philosophy of Literature, History of Philosophy.

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Bye-Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, Sep. 2019 – Present

  • Bye-fellowship in study skills and supervisor for University of Cambridge Philosophy Tripos undergraduates.

ICE Teaching Officer & Academic Director for Interdisciplinary Studies (0.5 FTE), University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, Jul. 2018 – Present

  • Responsible for Undergraduate and Postgraduate course design, curriculum development and delivery.
  • Lecturing, teaching and supervisory roles in Interdisciplinary studies, e.g. Advanced Diploma in Research Theory and Practice in the Arts/Sciences, Diploma in Creativity Theory, History and Philosophy.
  • Programme, Course and Tutor Panel management; including assigning research supervisors.
  • Quality Assurance, assessment and administration.

ICE Teaching Officer & Academic Director for Philosophy (0.5 FTE), University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, Mar. 2015 – Present

  • Responsible for Undergraduate and Postgraduate course design, curriculum development and delivery.
  • Various lecturing, teaching and supervisory roles in Philosophy.
  • Programme, Course and Tutor Panel management in Philosophy; including assigning research supervisors.
  • Quality Assurance, assessment and administration.

Class Teacher (Philosophy), International Summer Programme (ISP), University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, Aug. 2017 - Aug. 2019

  • Lectures and class discussions with students enrolled in the University of Cambridge’s International Summer Programme.

Class Teacher and Supervisor (Philosophy), Pre-University Programme, University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, Jul. 2019

  • “Visions of the Future” seminar delivery, essay marking and 1-2-1 supervisions.
  • 2 week programme delivered to school-leavers preparing for tertiary education. Requires DBS check.

Project Manager, Centre for Digital Built Britain, University of Cambridge, Dec. 2017 – Aug. 2018

  • Project lead for the Centre’s Education and Training programme.
  • Academic support for industry and government stakeholders.

Supervisor (Philosophy), Global Summer Programme (GSP), University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, Jul. - Aug. 2017

  • “Cambridge-style supervision” sessions for students enrolled in the University of Cambridge’s Global Summer Programme; weekly essay marking/feedback and discussion sessions.

Panel tutor, University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, Mar. 2015 – Mar. 2016

  • Research supervisor for students undertaking research in my own areas of specialisation as well as other areas, including Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics and Nietzsche.
  • Supervisor for Advanced Diploma in Philosophy (FHEQ 6+).
  • Short-course design and implementation.

Class Teacher (Philosophy), University of Essex, Oct. 2010 – May 2013

  • 2012-13: ‘Conceptual Foundations of Modernity’ (FHEQ 5).
  • 2011-12: ‘Introduction to Philosophy’ (FHEQ 4).
  • 2010-11: ‘Death, God and the Meaning of Life’ (FHEQ 4).

Exam marker/moderator, University of Essex, Jun. 2011 - Jun. 2012

  • Marking and grading of undergraduate exam papers.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS & SHORT-COURSES

    • Short course: “The Philosophy of Sport: some key questions”. Apr. 2019. University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education (for ISDE, Madrid).
    • Short course: “Practical Philosophy: A Hands-on Guide”. Mar. 2019. University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education.
    • Short Course: “Philosophy, Therapy & Creativity: thinking, feeling and writing” (with Julie Webb). Jan 2019.
    • Short course: “Philosophy, Humour and the Absurd”. Aug. 2018. University of Cambridge, International Summer School.
    • Short course: “Post-Truth & Post-Satire: Laughter in an age of uncertainty” (with Tyler Shores). Jun 2018.
    • Short course (12+ hours): “Science, Superstition & Religion” Jan. 2018: University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education.
    • Plenary lecture: “Wittgenstein and Cambridge” Aug. 2018. University of Cambridge, International Summer School.
    • ‘On Simone Weil’ (with Dr Matthew Bowman). Mar. 2018. Art Exchange, University of Essex.
    • Plenary lecture: “Philosophy & Post Truth: Connections and Conflicts” Aug. 2017. University of Cambridge, International Summer School.
    • Short course (10+ hours): “Philosophy of Humour”. Jan. 2017. University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education.
    • “Wittgenstein: the Cambridge Years”. Mar. 2016. University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education.
    • Short course (10+ hours): "Immortality & Eternity: different conceptions of the afterlife". Feb. 2016. University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education.

OUTREACH

    • University of the Third Age (U3A), 2019 (various talks).
    • Online resources for University of Cambridge’s MyHE+ website (www.myheplus.com). Introduction to Ethics. Submitted February 2019.
    • University of Cambridge, Festival of Ideas 2017 - 2019 (various talks).
    • University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, IARU Global Summer Programme, July 2018.
    • Women’s Institute, ‘Introduction to Lifelong Learning’, Oct. 2017.

GRADUATE COURSE PARTICIPATION

    • “Kierkegaard on the self” - Dr. Dan Watts (2010)
    • “Structuralism/Post-Structuralism in Levi-Strauss” - Dr. Patrice Maniglier (2009)
    • “Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals” - Dr. David McNeill (2008)
    • “Philosophy and the literature of Alice Munro” - D. Z. Phillips (2005)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSES

    • Moodle 3.4 (VLE) training (September 2018)
    • Stay Safe Online (September 2017)
    • Data Protection and GDPR Training (September 2017)
    • Equality and Diversity Essentials (August 2017)
    • Manual Handling and First Aid Training (July 2017)
    • Bribery Act and PCI Compliance Training courses (May 2017)
    • ‘Prevent’ Training (November 2016)

AWARDS

  • Awarded the Rush Rhees Prize in Philosophy, 2005.