I am Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Undergraduate Programme Coordinator.
Much of my research has focused on whether knowledge can arise from non-knowledge. I am interested in epistemology more broadly and particularly in its overlap with ethics. I am currently thinking about epistemic injustice and gender equality in sports.
I enjoy bringing Philosophy to wider audiences. In this connection, I coordinate several public engagement and outreach initiatives. These include the Aberdeen Philosophy in Education Group (APEG), a training programme for Philosophy students to facilitate philosophy discussion in primary/secondary school classrooms, and the Philosophy with Children course, a biannual one-day Continuing Professional Development course for primary and secondary schoolteachers.
I carried out my doctoral studies at St Andrews and Aberdeen. Before that, I took my M.Litt. at St Andrews and my BA at Sheffield.
In my spare time I like to play football and walk my dogs.
Courses taught at Aberdeen:
PH1027 Controversial Questions
PH2535 Gender Equality
PH354G/454G Knowledge, Power and Society
SX1018 Logic, Language and Information
ED352C Professional Focus 2: Philosophy with Children
PH1010 Logic 1
PH1306 Logic 2
PH1019 Reason and Argument
PH2012 Philosophy of Language