I find teaching very rewarding, and I think that spreading the knowledge and conveying reflective and intellectual attitude to life are extremely important elements of the academic work. I taught on a variety of topics, I have a growing expertise in on-line teaching, and my extra-philosophical education provides me with additional advantages in teaching art and aesthetics.

I am also committed to promoting equality and diversity in my own teaching practice. I try to always include works by members of underrepresented groups in my syllabi and I encourage others to do the same through my Diversity Reading List project.

Current teaching & course design:

University
of Edinburgh
MOOC - Intellectual Humility: Science (2015 - present) Course development and management
MOOC - Intellectual Humility: Practice (2015 - present) Course development and management
MOOC - Philosophy, Science and Religion (2015 - present) Course development and support
MOOC - Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Sciences (2015 - present) Course support
MOOC - Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences (2015 - present) Course support
MOOC - Introduction to Philosophy (2015 - present) Course support
Online MSc in Philosophy, Science and Religion (2016 - present)
Philosophy, Science and Religion 1: The Physical World
Philosophy, Science and Religion 2: Life and Mind
Philosophy of Religion
Course development and management
Online MSc in Epistemology, Ethics and Mind (2015 - present)
Introduction to Philosophical Methodology
Advanced Philosophical Methodology
Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science
Advanced Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science
Epistemology
Advanced Epistemology
Ethics
Advanced Ethics
Philosophy of Science
Dissertation
Course development and management

Past teaching & course design:

University
of Edinburgh
MOOC - Intellectual Humility: Theory (2015 - 2016) Course development and management
University
of Leeds
On-line MA/PGDip in Applied and Professional Ethics (2014 - 2015)
Reasons, Motivation, Obligations and Happiness
Professional Issues 1
Agents and Professional Responsibility
Professional Issues 2: Privacy and Confidentiality
Professional Issues 3: Consent and Contracts
Justice: Fairness, Equality and Diversity
Global Environmental Ethics
Business Ethics
Dissertation
Course development and management

On-line MA/PGDip in Biomedical and Health Care Ethics (2014 - 2015)
Reasons, Motivation, Obligations and Happiness
Ethical Issues at the Beginning of Life
Ethical Issues at the End of Life
Conscience, Codes and Professional Issues
Autonomy, Rationality, and Psychiatric Issues
Distributive Justice and Scarce Medical Resources
Current Developments in Health Care Ethics
Dissertation
Course development and management, personal tutoring

MA/BA in Biomedical and Health Care Ethics (2014 - 2015)
Reason, Virtues and Obligation
Ethical Issues at the Beginning of Life
Ethical Issues at the End of Life
Conscience, Codes and Professional Issues
Autonomy, Rationality, and Psychiatric Issues
Distributive Justice and Scarce Medical Resources
Current Developments in Health Care Ethics
Dissertation
Personal tutoring and on-line support

Selected ethics modules in Dentistry, Business, Mechanical and Civil Engineering (2014 - 2015)
Topics including: Teamwork and fairness, Ethics and professionalism, Consent in Dentistry, Consent and confidentiality
Lecturing,
Tutoring
University of
St Andrews
Effective Resource Use for Undergraduate Philosophy Students (2014)
Teaching students to reliably find and appropriately use study resources, and proceeding through a series of simple automated exercises.
On-line
module design

Society, Authority and Freedom (2014)
Topics including: Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Burke, Mill, issues in justice, liberty, equality and human rights.
Tutoring

Mind and Reality (2009 - 2012)
Topics including: personal identity, mind and body, freedom, god and the problem of evil, things and properties.
Tutoring

Reasoning and Knowledge (2012)
Topics including: scepticism, nature of knowledge, Gettier problems, informal logic, first order propositional and predicate logic.
Tutoring

Aesthetics (2011 - 2012)
Topics including: history of aesthetics: Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Tolstoy and Collingwood; intentionalism, formalism, constructivism, postmodern and feminist approaches.
Lecturing
Tutoring

Metaphysics and Science (2011)
Topics including: causation, laws of nature, laws and universals, models of explanation, nature of space and time, determinism and indeterminism.
Tutoring

Ethical Controversies (2010)
Topics including: euthanasia, abortion, world poverty, environment; consequentialism, deontology, virtue theories, theological ethics, moral scepticism.
Tutoring

Teaching materials:


What is art? A reading list
A reading list focused on the issue of art classification and aiming at promoting texts written by members of groups under-represented in philosophy.
Funded by the American Society of Aesthetics 2015 Curriculum Diversification Grant.


Essay writing guidelines
A compendium of informal advice on essay writing for undergraduate philosophy students

Qualifications:

University
of Leeds
University of Leeds Teaching and Research Award (ULTRA) (2014 - 2015)
30 credit course awarded with HEA Fellowship

ALT Open course in Technology Enhanced Learning (2014)
University of
St Andrews
Introduction to University Teaching (2011)
Course awarded with HEA Associate Fellowship