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Matilda joined the department in 2021 after completing her PhD research at University College London. She holds two teaching awards from her time as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Contemporary political philosophy
  • Philosophy of disability
  • Philosophy of ageing
  • Care ethics
  • Philosophy of sex and gender

Selected publications

The Indirect-First Approach: Towards Non-Dominating Dementia Care, Res Publica (published online 25th November 2021)

Advance Directives: The Principle of Determining Authenticity." Hastings Center Report 52, no. 1 (2022), 32-41. doi:10.1002/hast.1338. 

Grief, Trauma and Mistaken Identity: Ethically Deceiving People Living with Dementia in Complex Cases Bioethics (2021)

“Trans Women are (or are Becoming) Female: Disputing the Endogeneity Constraint,” Hypatia 2021 (forthcoming)

“Ethical Deception? Responding to Parallel Subjectivities in People Living with Dementia,” Disability Studies Quarterly 40, no. 3 (Summer 2020).

”Supported Voting: a How-To Guide”, Journal of Applied Philosopy 2021 (co-authored with Kasim Khorasanee)


Matilda teaches a range of subjects in political and social philosophy. She also has teaching competence in bioethics and feminist philosophy.