I'm a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Philosophy, University College Dublin. Most generally, I'm interested in the nature and philosophical significance of interpersonal connection, and over the next few years I'm going to think about its relationship to interpersonal knowledge and love. My research is currently funded by the Leverhulme Trust. A more detailed statement of my future research plans is available here.

Prior to joining the department at UCD, I spent a year as a postdoc at the University of York on a Mind Association Studentship. Before that, I completed a PhD at UCL supervised by Lucy O'Brien and Doug Lavin, during which I spent some time at the Research Centre for Analytic German Idealism in Leipzig and the University of Chicago. I grew up in Shotton Colliery, County Durham.

I am currently organising a conference with James Lewis to be held at the University of Birmingham in June on 'Interpersonal Relations: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Phenomenology'. For more information, including a Call for Abstracts, see the Conference Website

My CV is available here


-Ordinary Self-Consciousness as a Philosophical Problem (Forthcoming) European Journal of Philosophy (Draft)
-When Eyes Touch (2021) Philosophers' Imprint, Vol. 21 No.9
-A paper on shame (title removed for review, R&R)
-A paper on humiliation (title removed for review)
-What is 'Interpersonal Connection'and Why Does it Matter? (in progress)

Please feel free to get in touch if you would lke to read a draft.



- Consciousness, Agency, and the Self; MA Philosophy/MSc Cognitive Science, Primary Instructor
- Advanced Tutorials: Interpersonal Moral Psychology; Third Year Tutorial, Primary Instructor
- Introduction to Moral Philosophy; First Year Seminar, Seminar Leader
- Nietzsche; Second Year Seminar, Seminar Leader
- Philosophy of Mind; Second Year Seminar,Seminar Leader
- Doubt, Passion and Justice: Hume's Treatise of Human Nature; Third Year Seminar, Seminar Leader
- Epistemology of Disagreement; Third Year Seminar, Seminar Leader