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PhD Candidate and Sessional Academic in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney

I am an academic and writer with a strong background in research and ethics. Currently a PhD student working on the history of critical psychiatry in Australia and its relation to new religious movements and spirituality. Sessional Academic. In 2019 I completed a MSc by research in Philosophy of Psychiatry on the proposed Psychiatric category 'Internet Gaming Disorder'.


  • 2018–present
    Editorial Assistant, Australia and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine
  • 2009–present
    Lecturer and Tutor, University of Sydney
  • 2017–2017
    Lecturer, Macquarie University
  • 2008–2012
    Manager, Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, UNSW


  • 2019 
    University of Sydney, MSc (History and Philosophy of Science)
  • 2008 
    University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) / Bachelor of Arts (History and Philosophy of Science), Hons (Human Geography)


  • 2019
    Mechanistic models for understanding addiction as a behavioural disorder (Chapter), In book: The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Science of AddictionPublisher: Routledge
  • 2008
    Shaw WS; Smart G; Inu SM, 2008, 'Ethnographic Geographies of Coffee Production in Papua New Guinea', UNSULA: International Journal of Island Affairs, vol. 1, pp. 13 - 22,

Research Areas

  • History And Philosophy Of Specific Fields (2202)
  • History And Philosophy Of Science (Incl. Non Historical Philosophy Of Science) (220206)
  • Applied Ethics (2201)
  • Psychiatry (Incl. Psychotherapy) (110319)
  • Human Geography (1604)
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies (22)