Since 2013, I have been Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Adelaide. Before coming to Adelaide, I spent the best part of a decade as Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and William Kneale Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Exeter College, Oxford. Before that, I did my Ph.D. at Princeton, and even earlier I was an undergraduate at Melbourne. I’m on the editorial board of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. More details can be found in my CV. My Google Scholar profile is here. Some links.
My research is mainly in metaphysics and epistemology/philosophy of science, though I’m also interested in philosophy of language, philosophy of maths, philosophical logic, philosophy of physics, early modern philosophy (especially Descartes, Locke and Hume), philosophy of biology, and Aristotle (particularly the Physics). I teach in many of these areas.
In metaphysics, my main interests have been in the metaphysics of science, and more specifically, in chance and the foundations of probability, persistence, location, space and time, causation, dispositions, ontology, and modality. (An introduction to the philosophy of probability aimed at a general audience is here.) In epistemology, I’m mostly interested in Bayesian epistemology and confirmation theory, and their connection with traditional epistemology. In philosophy of language, I’m most interested in the semantics of modals, generics and habituals, and conditionals, and in understanding fictional discourse. I’m keen to work with graduate students on any of these topics.