I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in Legal Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. I recently completed my PhD in Political Philosophy here at Edinburgh, as an SSHRC Doctoral Fellow and Career Development Scholar. My main research interest is in the philosophy of emotion. I am interested in the role emotion plays in legal decision-making, in the relationship between risk and action, and in teaching and learning. I also have a longstanding passion for ancient Greek philosophy.

I organise the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions annual conference, and will be an instructor for the 2015 Sutton Trust Summer School in Philosophy.

Please click here for my CV, and here for links to my current papers and publications.


Video lecture for the C2Learn Summer School on Creative Thinking


I caught up with BBC Scotland’s science journalism gurus to discuss UK funding for humanities research in light of this year’s Nobel Prize Awards. Have a listen.