I am an RSA Fellow, 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. In September I will take up a permanent position as Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Kent.
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 and security, in social cognition and creativity, and in teaching and learning. I also have a specialisation in ancient Greek philosophy, especially Plato.
I previously completed a Lectureship in Moral, Legal, and Political Philosophy at the University of Stirling, a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 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 (The Netherlands), and the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung (Germany). Before postgraduate research, I worked for the Canadian Government on public policy and judicial appointments, and for the Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform.