Philosopher, e-learning specialist, musician.

After years of working at UK universities, I created TELdesign Limited, a company specialising in the design and development of online courses ranging from entire Masters degrees, through MOOCs, to short training courses. I collaborate with universities, schools and businesses on creating engaging and interactive online learning.

My academic 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). I graduated with a PhD from University of St Andrews, where I worked with Prof. Berys Gaut.

I am committed to promoting equality and diversity in the academia. I developed and manage an online resource devoted to this aim: the Diversity Reading List.

After work, I am a semi-professional double bass player -
I played in a number of classical ensembles, jazz, folk and rock bands.
I also travel a lot, and as of recently I am a proud owner of a van conversion which takes me on fantastic adventures through Europe.