CV

Employment

2020-present     Fellow in Philosophy, London School of Economics.

2019-20             Research Assistant, Invisible Labour Project, University of Cambridge.

Education

2013 – 2019       PhD in Philosophy, University of Cambridge.
Supervisor: Rae Langton. Examiners: Sophia Connell and Katherine Puddifoot. Passed 05/06/2019, awarded 26/10/2019. (NB: time to complete PhD includes long health-related time away from study.) You can read my dissertation, ‘Salience Perspectives’, here.

2012 – 2013       MPhil in Philosophy, University of Cambridge.
Degree mark: Distinction. Primary area of research: Philosophy of sex/gender. Other research areas: aesthetics, social metaphysics.

2008 – 2011       BA in Philosophy, University of Nottingham.
Degree mark: First Class Honours (average mark: 76).

External Funding and Awards

2022      Excellence in Education award, in recognition of work done to enhance education and the student experience at the LSE.

2013 – 2018       Full Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) scholarship for the PhD.

2012 – 2013       Full AHRC scholarship for the MPhil.

2010                 Jim Lees Prize in Philosophy for the best overall second year undergraduate philosophy performance at the University of Nottingham. Also attained the best overall mark for third year undergraduate philosophy at the University of Nottingham.

Publications

(For more info, including other papers under review, see research).

2022     Harmful Salience Perspectives’. In S. Archer, ed., Salience: A Philosophical Inquiry, Routledge.

2022     ‘Clocking Invisible Labour in Academia: The Politics of Working with Time’. In K. Facer, J. Seibers, & B. Smith, eds., Working with Time in Qualitative Research, Routledge. Co-authored with Paulina Sliwa, Arathi Sriprakash, Tyler Denmead.

Invited

Working title: ‘Lived Experience and Attentional HarmPhilosophical Psychology, Special Issue on ‘Understanding Bias: Methods for Understanding Unintentional Discrimination’

Book Reviews

2015                 [Book review] Tabery, J. ‘Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of  Nature and Nurture’. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 29(3), 347-50.

Selected Talks

(For more info, see talks).

2022     (Invited) ‘A Woman First and a Philosopher Second: Minimal Attentional Surplus’, GOODATTENTION Project Inaugural Workshop, University of Oslo, Norway.

2022     ‘Attentional Harm as a Microaggression’, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Mobile, Alabama.

2022   ‘Gender Similarities and Differences: Why Linguistic Salience Matters’, Women in the Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences, London School of Economics.

2021     ‘Harming by Attending’, Mental Sciences Group, University of Cambridge.

2021     Harmful Salience Structures’, Popper Seminar, London School of Economics. 

2018     ‘Harmful Salience Perspectives’, Current Trends in Social Epistemology, University of Melbourne. 

2018    ‘Reuniting the Biological and the Social: Developmental Systems Theory and Feminism’, Philosophy of Biology UK, University of Bristol.

Service to the profession

Nov 2021- present     ‘Salience’ editor, PhilPapers.

Dec 2021- present     Faculty representative for Minorities and Philosophy, LSE.

2013-2014       Co-chair for Women in Philosophy, Cambridge University.

Other relevant experience

2021-22      The Forum, London School of Economics – Organised and chaired a well-received event (view here) on the topic of ‘anger’.

2019-present      Philosophy in Prisons, King’s College London – Part of a group helping to build resources for use in the preparation of future prison courses on Philosophy.

2019-present      Research Network, Government Equalities Office – Invited to join a network of academics who can be solicited to conduct research for the Government’s Equalities Office, such as for their ‘Workplace and Gender Equality Research Programme’.

2017      Thinklab, Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnerships initiative – Chosen to participate in a 2-month training opportunity, which involved PhD students collaborating with professionals at The Reading Agency charity in London, to find new revenue streams in an increasingly digital world.

I have also reviewed for journals such as Analysis, given a number of talks, and organised and chaired many (academic and public outreach) events. One recent event (June 2022) was a lecture that I presented to year 12 students, aimed at widening participation in Philosophy. The lecture was part of a series by LSE Explore; my lecture was the highest rated by students.