After working in archaeology, I began to study philosophy whilst at the Open University.  I graduated from the Open University with a BA (Hons) in 2000; and I was awarded an MA in philosophy from Sheffield University in 2002.  In 2008 I was awarded a PhD from Keele University for a thesis on the philosophy of R.G. Collingwood.

I am interested in all the major sub-disciplines of philosophy, and outside of philosophy I have interests (and publications) in archaeological theory, the history of archaeology, and art history.

Research and scholarship

My areas of specialisation are:

  • Metaphilosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Action

I am Deputy Associate Editor of the journal, Human Affairs.


I lead undergraduate seminars on the philosophy of mind and on logic and also help to run the reading group of Keele’s forum for philosophical research.

Further information

Aside from my work at Keele, I also work as a research assistant to Professor James Connelly of Hull University who is writing a biography of R.G. Collingwood. Outside of my involvement with contemporary philosophy I have also published articles on the Russian archaeological theorist Leo S. Klejn and on the eighteenth century artist Joseph Wright of Derby.

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