My teaching interests extend throughout much of the discipline. I particularly enjoy teaching and leading discussion in the ‘practical’ areas of philosophy (e.g. ethics, social and political, and free will), though I am also keen to help students recognize how what can seem like abstract, highly technical questions in metaphysics and epistemology bear upon everyday and scientific concerns.
Just after defending my PhD thesis, I designed and taught the first full, upper-level module of my own, Mind-Body Problem, at Lancaster University in spring 2021. Prior to this, I served as tutor or teaching assistant on a total of 28 modules at Lancaster, the University of Leeds, and Florida State University. These included a large number of modules in ethics and metaphysics, as well as several in each of epistemology, logic, and history and philosophy of science.
I have also pursued opportunities for outreach. Working with the education charity The Brilliant Club, I delivered a self-designed seven-week course on philosophy and free will to KS4- and KS5-level pupils at 12 schools across the north of England. I delivered talks on these same topics to audiences at the 2018 and 2019 Seren National Conferences (for high-achieving Year 12 Welsh pupils), a large graduation ceremony for The Brilliant Club, and a monthly meeting of the lifelong-learning organization U3A Leeds. I am excited to communicate the importance of philosophy for everyday and public concerns, and intend to pursue further, wider-reaching opportunities in the near future.