I am Professor of Philosophy and 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 Advisory Council of the Institute of Philosophy, the Management Committee of the British Society for Theory of Knowledge, and the Steering Committee of the Social Epistemology Network. I sit on the Board of the Young Academy of Europe and I am a fellow of the RSE 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 normativity, justification, evidence, social epistemology, knowledge-first epistemology), philosophy of language (assertion, conceptual engineering, contextualism), moral & political philosophy (wellbeing, blame, trust, distributive justice, voting, media ethics), philosophy of AI (trustworthy & explainable AI, communication with AI, value-sensitive design) 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 currently working on a third monograph entitled 'Resistance to Evidence' (for CUP).
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 excellent postdocs: Christopher Willard-Kyle, Timothy Kearl, Lilith Newton, and my fantastic PhD students: Giorgia Foti, Jinxi Luo, Shemaraiah Bloomfield-Johnson, Guillaume Andrieux, Ross Patrizio, Han Edgoose, Clara Wisenfeld-Paine, Louis Austin-Eames, Paul Hampson, Yasmeen Hindawi, Paul Irikefe, Daniella Meehan, Ísak Andri Ólafsson, Maria Pia Mendez Mateluna, Martin Miragoli, Shweta Pandey, Daniela Rusu, Nina Kojima.