I am Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophyr.
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:
Philosophy of Games and Sports
Logic and Argument
Knowledge, Power and Society
Logic, Language and Information
Professional Focus 2: Philosophy with Children
Reason and Argument
Philosophy of Language
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Undergraduate Retention and Engagement Officer