I joined King’s in January 2014 after finishing a DPhil on modernist fiction, neurology and the philosophy of mind at St John’s College, Oxford, where I also studied for my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
Research Interests and PhD Supervision
- Philosophy of mind
- Neurology and the history of medicine
- Urban studies
- Contemporary fiction
- Flann O’Brien
My current book project explores the philosophical problem of qualia in relation to modernist fiction and the philosophy of mind. I am also working on a history of the human sensorium.
For more details, please see my full research profile.
I contribute teaching to or convene the following courses at King’s
- 7AAEM633 Literature and Psychiatry in the 20th Century
- 6AAEC062 Modernist Short Story
- 7AAEM605 The 20th Century City: From Modernity to Postmodernity
- 7AAEM659 Themes in the Medical Humanities
- 4AAEA003 Reading Poetry
- 5AAEB067 American Fiction 1900-1945: Realisms and Modernisms
Expertise and Public Engagement
I write regularly for the London Review of Books, n+1, the Telegraph, the Financial Times and other publications. I have contributed to BBC Radio 4 programmes on the history of the British Library and the life of Flann O’Brien.