About
Me

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I am Professor of Philosophy and Deputy Director of the COGITO Epistemology Research Centre at the University of Glasgow. I am Associate Editor at Philosophical Studies​, area editor for epistemology at Ergo, and I sit on the Editorial Board of the Philosophical Quarterly. I also sit on the Executive Committee of the Aristotelian Society, the Management Committee of the British Society for Theory of Knowledge, and the  Steering Committee of the Social Epistemology Network. I am Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe and of the Young Academy of Scotland
I am the winner of the Young Epistemologist Prize 2021.
 


​I care about all things normative. My research is in epistemology (epistemic norms, social epistemology, knowledge first epistemology), philosophy of language (assertion, conceptual engineering, contextualism), moral & political philosophy (wellbeing, blame, trust, climate justice, distributive justice, voting, media ethics), and philosophy of gender & race (epistemic injustice, gender concepts, social kinds).

 

I am the author of two monographs - 'Shifty Speech and Independent Thought;' (Oxford University Press 2021) and 'Sharing Knowledge' (Cambridge University Press, 2021, with C. Kelp).

I am Principal Investigator on a major 5-year research project - KnowledgeLab: Knowledge-First Social Epistemology - funded by a 1.5 million Euro grant from the European Research Council (2021-2026). I am also Co-Investigator on the Leverhulme Trust-funded 'Virtue Epistemology of Trust' project (GBP 254,871; 2020-2023) and Principal Investigator on the 'Dimensions of Wellbeing' industry-funded project (GBP 680,031; 2021-2026). Before this I held a Mind Fellowship for my 'Epistemic Norms and Epistemic Functions' project. 
 

Here are my fantastic PhD students: Han Edgoose, Clara Wisenfeld-Paine, Louis Austin-Eames, Paul HampsonYasmeen HindawiPaul IrikefeDaniella Meehan, Ísak Andri Ólafsson, Maria Pia Mendez MatelunaMartin MiragoliShweta PandeyDaniela Rusu, Nina Kojima. Here are my excellent postdocs: Emma C. GordonChristopher Willard-Kyle, Matthew Jope.