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Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Reading

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Philosophy at the University of Reading, where I am also the director of the PPE program as well as the philosophy MA program. Furthermore, I am an external member of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

My interests are broad, but I work primarily in and at the intersections of (i) the Philosophy of Cognitive and Biological Sciences, (ii) the Philosophy of Mind, and (iii) Applied Ethics.

Much of my recent writing has been on animal minds, welfare, and ethics, as well as evolution. My first monograph titled ‘A Philosophy for the Science of Animal Consciousness‘ integrating this research into a coherent whole has been published with Routledge.

I received my PhD in 2023 from the School of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney. I also spent time during my PhD as a visiting student at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Oxford, before I moved on to a post-doctoral position at the University of Bristol.


  • 2023–present
    Lecturer, University of Reading
  • 2022–2023
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Bristol


  • 2023 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2019 
    University of Bristol, MA in Philosophy of the Biological and Cognitive Sciences
  • 2018 
    University of Bayreuth, BA in Philosophy & Economics

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    A philosophy of medicine for the 21st century
    PhD Candidate
    Funding Source:
    Funded by the Australian Research Council: 2017 Australian Laureate Fellowship (Professor Paul Griffiths)

Professional Memberships

  • Philosophy of Science Association (PSA)