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- Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
I am a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Science in the Science and Technology Studies department at University College London. I have a BA from Oxford, an MPhil in Philosophy from UCL, and a PhD from King's College London. I taught for two years each at the Universities of Stirling and Bristol.
I then went on to complete two postdoctoral projects, one on Mechanisms and Causality at the University of Kent, working with Jon Williamson, and funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and one on Information Quality at the University of Hertfordshire, working with Luciano Floridi, funded by the AHRC.
I am primarily research active in the philosophy of science, particularly the philosophy of causality and the philosophy of information. I am one of the founding steering committee members of the Causality in the Sciences conference series, and one of the founding committee members of the Society for the Philosophy of Information.
I am the author of numerous articles in philosophy of science, and have authored and edited several books (see publications). I served on the committee of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science 2013-16, am editor of the Springer journal Philosophy & Technology and editor in chief of The Philosophy of Information: A Simple Introduction.
I have taught many courses, from traditional philosophy of science, including philosophy of biology, to Plato on Love, the Ancient Greeks on Virtue and the Good Life, and Political Philosophy.