I am a philosopher working mainly in epistemology and the philosophy of language.
I am a research fellow on the GROUNDS project at the school of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science at the University of Leeds. Before that, I was a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Bristol.
My work centres around the role of collective inquiry in generating knowledge. I’ve written about what group inquiry is, and what kind of knowledge it produces. I’ve also thought about collective inquiry in science, and the ways that social media platforms might be designed to support productive collective inquiry. I’ve also written about why we ought to stop talking about fake news, and about how to establish fairer and more transparent authorship practices for collaborative research.
My PhD was on knowledge-how, and focused on the relation between knowledge-how, knowledge-that, and abilities, what linguistic evidence can tell us about knowledge-how, and the normative roles of knowledge-how in planning and teaching.
I’m currently thinking about collective knowledge-how, epistemic design principles for social media platforms, the social epistemology of algorithmic systems, the ethics and epistemology of human computation, how bad questions can impede inquiry, and what the norms of scientific assertion might be.