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

My work is 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


Truth, Understanding, and Deliberative Democracy
Humane Understanding Workshop, Fordham University. Mar 2019
Birkbeck Philosophy Society. Nov 2018   
  Georgetown Workshop on Political Epistemology. Oct 2018
   MANCEPT, Manchester. Sept 2018
   European Epistemology Network. June 2018  

Why Purists Should Be Infallibilists
APA Eastern Division, New York City. Jan 2019
Joint Session of Mind and Aristotelian Society, Oxford. July 2018
The Epistemic Significance of the Non-Epistemic, Osnabrück. June 2018
Epistemology Fest, VU Amsterdam. June 2018
New Trends in Epistemology, Hamburg. Oct 2017
Bloomsbury Epistemology Group, London. Nov 2017

Skepticism and the Point of Knowledge
   APA Eastern Division, New York City. Jan 2019
   University of Vienna. Nov 2017

What's the Point of Understanding?
Tokyo Forum for Analytic Philosophy. Nov 2018
Tübingen Understanding Conference (Keynote Address). May 2018
    APA Eastern Division, Savannah. Jan 2018
  Guest Lecture, KU Leuven. Jan 2018

Knowledge in a Post-Truth World
   MANCEPT, Manchester. Sept 2017
   DHEPCAT Conference, Delft University. Dec 2017

Thought-Experimenting on Knowledge
   APA Central Division, Chicago. Feb 2018.

Photo by J. J. Ichikawa

Photo by J. J. Ichikawa

I received an MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, King's College.

I received an MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, King's College.