I am a lecturer in political theory, and I specialise in the area of contemporary political philosophy. My first degree was a BA in history and politics from Lancaster University.
After graduating, I went to the University of York, where I studied first for an MA and then for a PhD in political philosophy. Having completed the PhD, I was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. I joined POLIS in 2007.
My research covers a range of issues and problems in contemporary political philosophy. I am particularly interested in the concept of political community and its relationship to the moral diversity and conflict characteristic of modern liberal democracies. I also have research interests in multiculturalism, political ethics and political liberalism.