I am interested in causation, fundamentality and explanation, both because of the role each plays in metaphysics and science, and because of their connections to free will, moral reasons and moral responsibility.

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the philosophy of science. Previously I was a philosophy student at New York University, where I received my Ph.D. in 2021, and where I later served as Philosophy Futures Postdoctoral Lecturer.

The bulk of my research lies at the intersection of metaphysics and the philosophy of science, where I am primarily interested in causation, explanation and metaphysical grounding. My work here aims to show that causation and grounding interact in certain predictable ways, and that this behaviour problematises some consensus views about causation and explanation in philosophy and science, while at the same time offering clues about what more promising approaches might look like. This research also impinges on a number of interrelated issues in ethics and the philosophy of action, where I hope to shed light on neuroscientific threats to the existence of free will, individual moral reasons and responsibilities in cases of collective action such as elections and global greenhouse gas emissions, and consequentialist theories of right and wrong.

My teaching experience ranges from broad introductory courses, covering issues in ethics, metaphysics, and the philosophy of science, religion and mind, to specialised advanced courses in which particular issues are explored in depth, to thesis supervision.

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