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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

  • Modernism
  • 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.