Much of my research takes place at the intersection of philosophy and pop culture, where I work to enable bi-directional exchange between academics and the creators and consumers of popular media.

I have given public lectures and convention talks on a variety of topics, including time travel and film, philosophical themes in video games, and gendered tropes in television. I’ve also had the privilege of appearing on Australia’s Radio National, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, Times Radio, Ireland’s Newstalk Radio, BBC Radio Scotland, the Daily Dot’s Parsec Podcast and the Thoughts podcast. You can find out more about these below.

In 2016/2017, philosopher Liz Irvine and I launched an engagement project called ‘RPG: Relating Philosophy and Gaming’, with a series of public-facing events exploring the links between philosophy and video games, drawing on our own research and that of experts from both academia and the video game industry. These included a collaborative event with BAFTA and narrative developers Tailspinners, and a fireside chat with games journalist Jordan Erica Webber.

Subsequently, I have worked with evolutionary psycholinguist Sean Roberts to offer workshops to game developers and writers focussing on how to make video game dialogue more realistic and representative.

Finally, I’m the founding editor of the Epicurean Cure: a celebration of thinking – rigorously, critically, and enthusiastically – about and through the texts we love. Not only does this provide a platform to engage with the public, but also to work with authors, developers and other creators, shaping new narratives and affecting professional practice.

If you’d like to get involved with the Epicurean Cure or speak at/host an RPG event, do get in touch. If you’d like me to speak at your event, run a workshop, or otherwise work with you, please drop me an email.