About

I'm a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Philosophy, University College Dublin. My research is animated by an interest in our nature as socially self-conscious animals, and particulary in the nature and philosophical significance of intereprsonal connection. This project is currently funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

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

Papers

-Ordinary Self-Consciousness as a Philosophical Problem (Forthcoming) European Journal of Philosophy (Draft)
- Making Sense of Shame (2022) Philosophy, Vol. 97, Issue 2. (Draft)
-When Eyes Touch (2021) Philosophers' Imprint, Vol. 21 No.9.
- A paper on humiliation (title removed for review)

Wisconsin

Teaching

- Consciousness, Agency, and the Self; MA/PhD 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