I am a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford, and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. In my work I hope to come to a deeper understanding of our nature as social animals and its significance for a variety of areas of philosophy. I completed my PhD at UCL in 2020 under the supervision of Professor Lucy O’Brien and Dr Douglas Lavin. I grew up in Shotton Colliery, County Durham.


Interpersonal Connection (Forthcoming), Mind and Language
The Harm of Humiliation (Forthcoming) European Journal of Philosophy (Draft)
Ordinary Self-Consciousness as a Philosophical Problem (2022) European Journal of Philosophy , 30, 2. (Draft)
Making Sense of Shame (2022) Philosophy, 97, 2. (Draft)
When Eyes Touch (2021) Philosophers' Imprint,21, 9.

I'm also currently writing papers on amour-propre and second person thought. Drafts may be available to read, so if you're interested please don't hesitate to get in touch.



Advanced Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, Online MSc Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition, Primary Instructor
Social Cognition Third Year BA Philosophy, Primary Instructor
Normative Theory; Third Year BA Philosophy, Primary Instructor
Free Will and Moral Responsibility; Fourth Year BA Philosophy, Primary Instructor
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