I'm a philosopher working on issues in the philosophy of logic and language, metaphysics, and related issues in aesthetics. My current research is primarily focused on three areas: the metaphysics of art; the logic and semantics of conditionals; and fictional characters, empty names, and nonexistence: for more details see my publications page . My research interests have led to me editing the Fictional Characters, Empty Names, and Truth in Fiction categories of PhilPapers.
Since September 2013 I've been a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Southampton. Previously I taught for two years at Somerville College, University of Oxford. Before that I took an MA, MPhil, and PhD in Philosophy at University College London. Originally from Bedworth, Warwickshire, I studied economics at LSE, and then worked for HM Treasury, and McKinsey & Co. before studying philosophy. My full CV is here.
I am happy to supervise research students in any of my current research areas. Students interested in pursuing a PhD in aesthetics may want to apply for the British Society of Aesthetics PhD Studentship. More generally, there are a limited number of scholarships for PhD students in the humanities at Southampton. See here for details. I am also Graduate Admissions Tutor for Philosophy at Southampton. Anyone who is interested in pursuing graduate work in philosophy at Southampton is very welcome to contact me.
I am a signatory of the Online Petition in Support of the Gendered Conference Campaign; please visit here for details.