My interests are in ethics, political philosophy and intellectual history. Before I came to Swansea University, I completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham, a Master’s degree at the University of Sheffield, then an AHRC-funded PhD and a three-year Honorary Research Fellowship at Cardiff University. I am always happy to speak to students about ethics, essay-writing and ideas.

Teaching

  • HUP101 Ethics, Justice, and Society

    The first part of the course explores the nature and source of ethical responsibility in Plato, Aristotle, Mill, and Kant. The second part of the module examines the source and limitations of political authority as proposed by such thinkers as Hobbes, Locke, Marx, and Mill. Here, the focus is on differing concepts of individual rights and government authority.

  • HUP202 Founders of Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant

    The aim of this module is to provide students with a comprehensive and intellectually challenging introduction to some of the key thinkers in the Western philosophical tradition, whose ideas and theories about the scope and limits of human knowledge have proved invaluable for deepening our understanding of the human condition in general, and contemporary social life in particular. The principal figures discussed will be Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Kant.

  • HUP202A Founders of Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant

    The aim of this module is to provide students with a comprehensive and intellectually challenging introduction to some of the key thinkers in the Western philosophical tradition, whose ideas and theories about the scope and limits of human knowledge have proved invaluable for deepening our understanding of the human condition in general, and contemporary social life in particular. The principal figures discussed will be Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Kant.

  • PO-119 Politics and the People

    This module introduces students to key topics of comparative politics and addresses some of the central issues of how the people are involved in politics. This module assists students in addressing central questions in comparative politics by comparing political institutions and the role of people in politics across the world. It looks at the ways in which types of political participation, electoral systems and political parties shape the ability of people to influence politics. It addresses these issues primarily in the context of key examples of states that may be defined as old and new democracies.

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2017 Present Tutor in Philosophy Department of Political and Cultural Studies, Swansea University
2016 Present Teacher of Politics School of Law, Cardiff University
2013 2016 Honorary Research Fellow School of Law, Cardiff University

Key Grants and Projects

  • Giovanni Gentile and the State of Contemporary Constructivism 2010 - 2013

    Studentship Award Reference AH/I013016/1 , AHRC Block Grant Partnership Studentship (Full Award), Cardiff University