Following a BA in English at York I spent 20 or so years working in the public and third sectors. I then took an MA and PhD at Nottingham (my thesis was on concepts of imagination) and returned to teach at York in 2007. I have received Supervisor of the Year awards (2009, 2010, 2011), and a Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award (2014).
For more about me see the ‘Research’ and ‘Teaching’ tabs.
My Feedback and Advice Times ('office hours') can be found on the ‘current students’ page, and I would be happy to meet any student then. If you need to talk to me and cannot make those times, please e-mail for an appointment.
At present I am interested in the American Pragmatists (especially William James), Nietzsche, and philosophy of religion. I retain an interest in the philosophical implications of Darwinism and questions regarding the nature and use of imagination.
I am employed on a Teaching and Scholarship contract. My teaching in 2017-18 includes:
I also supervise MA projects and dissertations.