I'm an academic working at the interface of philosophy of science & social philosophy.

 

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I'm in the final stages of completing my PhD at the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science & Society in the Department of Philosophy at Durham University. From July, I'll be a post-doctoral researcher in climate justice at the University of New South Wales (Sydney).   

I received my BSc in biological sciences from Monash University and completed a MSc in philosophy and public policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Before returning to academia I had a career as a policy analyst and adviser in government in Australia, and non-government organisations in SE Asia and Europe. 

My research interests lie at the interface of the philosophy of science, social philosophy and epistemology. I’m interested in the role of science in democratic societies (particularly in policymaking), the role of values in science, ethical issues in communicating science, the relevance of science and empirical research to political/social/moral philosophy, and how we ought to combine or weigh evidence from multiple disciplinary perspectives. I am also interested in climate justice issues and socioeconomic inequality. Having spent a lot of time during my PhD thinking about the place of scientific experts in democratic societies, I'm looking forward to turning my attention to thinking about the role of political philosophy and philosophers in our societies in my new role. 

I am also a Research Associate on a project looking at how best, and most ethically, to discuss science with policymakers (PI: Elizabeth Suhay, American University). Our project is one of two recipients of a Building Capacity for Science Communication Partnership Award from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.  

Outside of work I enjoy hiking and I dabble in doing creative things digitally (because sadly, I cannot draw!). One day I'd like to make a film. I help run Cinema Politica Newcastle