I was appointed Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Kent in June 2018. I work mainly in the philosophy of science and epistemology. My recent research develops a theory of evidence to help understand how causal claims are established in medicine. And I was previously Research Fellow in Medical Methodology on a project called Evaluating Evidence in Medicine.
My work has led to changes at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). As a result, I was shortlisted for a Medical Humanities Award by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Wellcome Trust (December, 2020). Most recently, I was awarded the University of Kent’s Prize for Early Career Researcher involved in Knowledge Exchange (June, 2022).
I have convened introductory modules in philosophy, as well as modules on logic, probability and causality, the philosophy of science and medicine, the theory of knowledge and evidence, and the philosophy of language. I have supervised postgraduate work in epistemology and the philosophy of medicine.