I am a Learning Technologist at the School of PPLS, University of Edinburgh. Previously, I worked as an Online Learning Specialist and Teaching Fellow at the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre, University
of Leeds. I graduated with a PhD from University of St Andrews, where
I worked with Prof. Berys Gaut.

I divide my time between academic research, and design and support of online teaching. My research focuses on Aesthetics (classification of art; ontology and metaphysics of art and aesthetic properties; borderlines of art and aesthetics) and Applied Ethics (drug use, addiction, and treatment; cognitive enhancement). My teaching design and support work centeres around online Masters degrees, a number of MOOCs, and various knowledge exchange projects.

I am committed to promoting equality and diversity in the academia.
I developed and currently manage an online resource devoted to this aim: the Diversity Reading List. I am also engaged in promoting aesthetics scholarship by co-running the Scottish Aesthetics Forum.

Outside the Academia, I am a semi-professional double bass player -
I played in a number of classical ensembles, jazz, folk and rock bands.
I also enjoy backpacking, acrobatics, and crafting in wood and leather.