I am an IRC Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin. I received my PhD from the Dept. of Philosophy at UCL in 2019 where I was also a Teaching Assistant.
I work primarily in the Philosophy of Mind and Action. My research is about motivation in rational self-conscious agents. I am interested in the nature of desire, rational agency, reasons, and how they are related. Recently, I have been working on the concept of need, the role of teleology in social cognition, self-control, and self-knowledge of desire. I aim to connect my research with insights from other disciplines like linguistics and psychology.
- Focus on Slurs (with Poppy Mankowitz) ±
forth. Mind & Language, 1-29.
- Desire and What it's Rational to Do | ±
forth. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 1-15.
- Do Affective Desires Provide Reasons for Action? | ±
2021. Ratio, 34 (2): 147-57.
- Desire and Satisfaction | ±
2020. The Philosophical Quarterly, 70 (279): 371-384.
As InstructorPHIL10040: Introduction to Ethics (Autumn 2021-2, UCD) ±
Philosophy Residential Summer School (Summer 2019, UCL) ±
As Teaching AssistantPHILG098 Linguistic Semantics (Spring 2017, UCL) ±
PHIL2045 Philosophy of Language (Autumn 2017, UCL) ±
PHIL1013 Introduction to Logic 2 (Spring 2015-6, UCL) ±
PHIL1014 Introduction to Logic 1 (Autumn 2015, UCL) ±
PHIL1012 Knowledge and Reality (Autumn 2014, UCL) ±
Please get in touch if you would like to see my teaching dossier including course outlines.