I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and have completed the two-year Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Higher Education) at the Moray House School of Education and the Institute for Academic Development, both at the University of Edinburgh.

Courses taught at LSE:

LSE100: The LSE Course

LSE100: How can we avert climate catastrophe?

This module explores questions of agency, responsibility, and solidarity to better understand the complex social, political and economic systems that combine to threaten the future of our environment. What are the planetary limits of economic growth? Will a circular approach transform our economies for the better, or will it put too much power in the hands of the market? How do systems of waste and consumption reinforce colonial narratives and widen global inequalities?

LSE100: Can we control artificial intelligence?

Rapid technological advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are augmenting our ability to solve previously intractable problems, fundamentally changing society in ways that are both thrilling and terrifying. The same tools which could tackle social problems, automate burdensome tasks, and optimise systems can be used to threaten the freedom, physical safety, and economic security of people worldwide. Will AI transform society for the better, or will it simply reinforce existing systems and relationships, further embedding biases, inequalities, and structures of power? Who decides? Can we harness the power of AI for good?

Courses taught at University of Edinburgh:

PLIT08011: Political Thinkers (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) Political Thinkers introduces students to the main arguments and claims made by the most influential thinkers on politics, whose work continues to inform current thought and practice. Through studying the writings of these important thinkers, students will consider the fundamental questions of politics, broadly conceived: how should we conceive of the proper scope of politics itself; which political institutions are justified and why; is there a duty to obey a government and its laws? Students will study the primary works of the selected thinkers, and engage with a range of debates and controversies about their arguments in the secondary literature. The course aims to provide a balance between canonical thinkers in the Western tradition and those who provide an alternative global or critical perspective on political thought.

PLIT10021: War & Justice (2017) When can we legitimately go to war? When we are attacked? In order to intervene in the domestic affairs of another country on the grounds that this best serves our national interest? Once we are at war, can we do anything that is necessary to win, or are there moral restrictions on what we can do? For example, can we use nuclear weapons? Can we tortured suspected terrorists? Can we target civilians, in the hope to undermine their government? The course addresses those issues, from a normative, philosophical perspective.

PLIT10018: International Political Economy (2020) The course begins with a review of the principal theoretical approaches to the study of international political economy. It then examines the major issue areas in the post-World War 2 global economy, including: trade, transnational corporations, international finance including debt crises; international finance, development, globalization and regionalization.

PLIT08004: Introduction to Politics and International Relations: Study Skills (2016, 2017) Introduction to Politics and International Relations introduces conceptual material relevant to both politics and international relations students, such as the state, sovereignty, legitimacy, democracy, and power, together with relevant examples.

Academic Skills Development (2021) Study skills sessions for first-year undergraduates across social science run by the School of Social and Political Science's Student Development Office.