Selected Academic Presentations


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.