Academic Career

Academic Qualifications

PhD Philosophy of Psychiatry, Lancaster University, September 2010 to June 2016
Part time PhD, ESRC funded, supervised by the philosophy and psychology departments. The PhD
establishes conditions under which psychiatric classifications merit belief and shows autism broadly
meets those conditions through philosophical and historical analysis.
Viva was 2nd June 2016, passed with minor revisions.
Supervised by Rachel Cooper:
Supervised by Alan Collins:
External supervision by Peter Zachar:
Internal supervision by Brian Garvey:

MA History and Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds, September 2006 to September 2008
Part time research Masters. I studied philosophy of psychiatry, philosophy of the social sciences,
philosophy of quantum theory, philosophy of time, metaphysics vs science, truth within science,
scientific models, Galileo’s theology, Newton on optics, natural theology, and history of quantum theory.

BSc Science and Science Fiction, University of Glamorgan, September 2003 to June 2006
1st Class Honours
Full time degree. Studied history of science, philosophy of science and science communication. A third of
the degree was literature criticism (I primarily focused on 1960s and 1970s New Wave Science
Fiction (Ursula LeGuin, J.G. Ballard, Philip K Dick)). An anthropological field trip to southwest America also occurred.