ABOUT ME

I’m Reader in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, and a Visiting Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). I work in social epistemology, both theoretical and applied, with the unifying thread being that true belief is a good thing, and society needs to be set up to promote it.

On the theoretical side, I’ve worked on the following:

As for applied social epistemology, I’ve

At present, I’m

  • exploring how to make anti-immigration sentiments responsive to evidence of the economic benefits of immigration, together with the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR); and
  • defending epistemic consequentialism (see here and here) in a project with Jeff Dunn (DePauw), funded by the British Academy. As part of the project, Jeff and I are editing a volume on epistemic consequentialism for Oxford University Press.

For more on my reserach projects, past and present, see my research projects page.

I live in north east London with my wife and son. Whenever the three of us get a chance, we travel.

You'll find my contact information at the foot of this page.