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 Philosophy here at Edinburgh, as an SSHRC Doctoral Fellow and Career Development Scholar. My research focuses on the history and philosophy of emotion, and I write, speak, and teach on the role of emotions in legal decision-making, politics, and education. I also have a longstanding passion for Classical Greek philosophy.

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

Media Clips

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 the 2012 Nobel Prize. Have a listen.