I am a teacher and researcher at the University of Liverpool, working on philosophy of mind and metaphysics. I teach in both of these fields, along with philosophy of religion, epistemology, symbolic logic, and British empiricism.
I completed my PhD (pass no corrections) at the University of Liverpool (2018), for which I received a full scholarship and stipend from the Liverpool Future Academic Bursary. In addition to this I was a recipient of the Royal Institute of Philosophy postgraduate bursary (2017-18).
My research is in both metaphysics and philosophy of mind. My focus is on consciousness and its relation to the material world, specifically panpsychist theories (e.g. panpsychism, neutral monism, panprotopsychism, and cosmopsychism). My work focuses on responses to the combination problem for panpsychism. I try to argue for a constitutive version of panpsychism and try to make sense of the idea that human subjects of experience are composed of other subjects.
In addition to my teaching and research, I am also a co-host and producer of The Panpsycast, a weekly ‘informal and informative’ philosophy podcast supporting students, teachers, and critical-thinkers everywhere. We create top-quality long-form discussions of lots of different philosophy, along with in-depth interviews with contemporary philosophers. Over 75,000 people subscribe to The Panpsycast and the show features regularly in the Top Higher Education Podcasts Chart on iTunes. If you enjoy the show and what to show your support, you can pledge a monthly donation here – every donation helps massively.
I live in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
I am also moderator for the Philos-L mailing list, first created by Stephen Clark, and editor of the Philpapers Combination Problem for Panpsychism page – here you can find a helpful bibliography of texts on the combination problem, both historical and contemporary.