I am a permanent Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Kent, and a Fellow of the RSA, working on the Universal Basic Income Project, and examining the nature and value of suffering in criminal punishment as part of the New Futures Network.
My primary research is in the philosophy of emotion. I am interested in the role emotions play in political and legal decision-making, in the evaluation of risk, in creativity and imagination, and in teaching and learning. I also have a specialisation in ancient Greek philosophy.
I was previously a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Stirling, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy of Law at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, and have held Visiting Fellowships at the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science and the Universität Bielefeld’s Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung. I have also worked for the Canadian Government on public policy and judicial appointments, and for the Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform.