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

 

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I'm a researcher based in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New South Wales (Sydney) looking mainly at issues related to climate justice. I'm also awaiting my PhD examination at the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science & Society in the Department of Philosophy at Durham University. You can read an abstract of my thesis—On the Political Costs of Misinformation About Sciencehere.

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 Southeast Asia and Europe. 

Broadly, my academic interests lie at the interfaces of philosophy of science, social and political 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. My issues-based interests tend to revolve around climate justice 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 was 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, cycling and surfing, and I dabble in doing creative things digitally (because sadly, I cannot draw!). One day I'd like to make a film.