I grew up in Brighton and Hove, studied philosophy at the University of Bristol and Birkbeck College, and did my PhD at the University of St Andrews (in the joint St Andrews-Stirling programme). I then came up back in Bristol to work as a Vice Chancellor’s fellow in the Philosophy department with an affiliation with the Cabot Institute for the Environment for three years. I now work as a research fellow on the ERC-funded Group Thinking (aka GROUNDS) project at the school of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science at the University of Leeds.
I am endurance runner with Bristol and West AC, where I run a lot of different distances.
In 2016 I won the Scottish Impact and Outreach in Philosophy Prize for a project that used tools from epistemology to help self-coached runners think about their training. I recently talked about some of these ideas on a couple of running podcasts.
At St Andrews, I helped to set up and run a MAP chapter, which ran a mentoring scheme for people from groups that have historically been under-represented in philosophy, and worked on diversifying undergraduate syllabi.
My surname is difficult to spell! I go by both of my surnames, hyphenated: ‘Habgood-Coote’. (No ‘p’ or ‘e’ in ‘Habgood’, and a surprise silent ‘e’ in ‘Coote’). Here is a recording of me saying it.