Impact and Engagement

Philosophy of mind workshop series

I have developed a 6-session, discussion-driven workshop series for everyone with an interest in mental health: e.g., for people with lived experience of unusual beliefs and experiences; those involved in mental health advocacy; mental health service providers and clinical practitioners, and beyond. The series explores questions in the philosophy of mind relevant to theories about, and experiences of, mental health, and is based on research from project PERFECT. It was conceived of in partnership with Mind in Camden, and first run with Mind in Camden members in the autumn of 2017. The workshop series resources are free to download and use (here).

I explain the motivations behind the workshop series on the Daily Nous blog here.

Fellow, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (May-August, 2015)

In the Summer 2015 undertook a three month research fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), supported by the AHRC, during which I researched and wrote two policy briefing papers on the effects of cognitive biases on aspects of the justice system.

This opportunity follows a proposal that I wrote based on my research, which was reviewed and accepted by the POST board in January 2015. The resulting papers are available to view here and here.

I wrote an account of my experience at POST, and the contribution that philosophers can make in the realm of science policy, on the Imperfect Cognitions blog. I also talk about the experience in the latter part of this video lecture.

Minorities and Philosophy

Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) is an international graduate student-led initiative which aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy. I was director of the UK Region from January 2015 – October 2016.

London Warwick Mind Forum

Held three times a year, the London Warwick Mind Forum hosts paper presentations and responses from graduates working in Philosophy of Mind from KCL, UCL and The University of Warwick. I was the KCL co-ordinator from March 2014 – March 2015.