Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham



I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham.

I am also a Visiting Research Fellow on the ‘Knowledgeable Democracy’ project in Amsterdam, as well as an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy in London. I hold a British Academy Rising Star Award for a project on 'The Role of Truth in Politics'. This allowed me to create the Political Epistemology Network. I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge (King’s College).

My work is primarily about the relationship between knowledge and practical life. Oxford University Press just published my book, What's the Point of Knowledge?

My next project is a book about the role of truth in politics, intended for wide readership and impact beyond academia.

You can learn more about my research here


Empathetic Understanding and Deliberative Democracy
Social Epistemology Network Event. South Korea. June 2019
Understanding and Knowledge, Warwick University. Spring 2020

Skepticism: Impractical, Therefore False
Epistemic Conflicts Workshop. University of Cologne. July 2019   
Glasgow Workshop on Functionalism in Epistemology. Sept 2019

Public Engagement

Post-Truth Politics in the Pub
How the Light Gets In
Tate Exchange
Podcast Series

Photo by J. J. Ichikawa

Photo by J. J. Ichikawa

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