Selected Academic Presentations


May 2019: "Freedom of Thought and the Regulation of Speech on Social Media ", with Robert Simpson (UCL) at the workshop ‘The Ethics and Politics of Online Interaction’, Oxford University, UK.

November 2018: "The Probability Argument", at the Philosophy of Science Association annual meeting in Seattle. I'm part of the panel “Climate Science and Public Interests: Social Values and Climate Change” which is the Women's Caucus Prize Symposium for 2018.   

May 2018: "The Probability Argument: a Qualified Defence of Consensus Messaging", Climate Science & Public Interests Workshop, Institut für Philosophie, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany.

January 2018: "Testimony, Trust, and Higher-Order Evidence", at the Leverhulme Programme in Climate Justice at the University of Reading Scholars’ Conference.

November 2017: "Evidence-based Science Communication With Policymakers" at the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on the Science of Science Communication III, Washington D.C., U.S.A.  

September 2017: "Facts and Knowledge in Democratic Politics" at the MANCEPT Political Theory Workshop, Manchester, U.K. 

31 August 2017: "Testimony, Trust, and Second-Order Evidence" at the conference Trust, Expert Opinion and Policy, Dublin, Ireland. 

July 2016: "Scientific dissent: threats to two key liberal, democratic, and egalitarian values" at the Australasian Association for Philosophy Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 

21 May 2016: "Deference to experts and values in science: the case of anthropogenic climate change" - Sixth Annual Values in Science, Technology and Medicine Conference in Dallas, Texas. Find a copy of the presentation here

3 December 2015: "The Entanglement of Epistemology and Ethics: A Justice-Based Reason to Defer to Scientific Expertise" at the DEMOCRASCI workshop

29 October 2015: I will be presenting at the "Epistemic Role of Manufactured Dissent in Climate Science" conference at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. My abstract is here.

19 October 2015: "The entanglement of epistemology and ethics: a justice-based reason to defer to scientific expertise" - Newcastle University/Durham University Social Justice Seminar Series. My talk will take place at The Williams Library, St Chad’s College, 18 North Bailey, Durham University, 2.30-4pm.

24 June 2015: "Can a non-expert legitimately use their non-epistemic values as a good reason not to defer to expert testimony on the reality of anthropogenic climate change?" - Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice Fifth Biennial Conference, Aarhus - Denmark. 

28 May 2015: "Can a non-expert legitimately use their non-epistemic values as a good reason not to defer to expert testimony on the reality of anthropogenic climate change? A reply to John (forthcoming)" - Workshop on climate science, values and politics, Durham University - UK.