I am currently Associate Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, teaching a range of subjects, primarily in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and epistemology. My research interests generally fall at the intersection of these areas and moral philosophy. My main project at the moment is about love and the value of individuals. The basic idea is that many of the troubles we come across in trying to make sense of the former stem from a failure to properly understand the character of the latter. I have also been working on the temporal dynamics of responsibility, blame and remorse, and the relations between intention, desire, self-knowledge and ‘desirability characterisations’.
Before coming to St Andrews, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Institut Jean Nicod in the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (2020–22), and before that at the University of Fribourg and in the Swiss Centre for Affective Sciences in Geneva (2019–20), as a member of the Thumos research group, of which I remain an affiliate member. I completed my PhD in philosophy in December 2018 at University College London, where my dissertation was supervised by M. G. F. Martin and Ulrike Heuer. Before that I completed the MPhil Stud at UCL and an MA at King’s College London, also in philosophy. My undergraduate education was in fine arts at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Some of the video work I did on my BA can still be found here.