I'm a Reader in Philosophy of Physics at King's College London. Much of my work focuses on the foundations of spacetime physics. I advocate a view I call Spacetime Functionalism, which I think solves problems in classical theories as well as dealing with the challenges to standard accounts raised by emergent spacetime structure in theories of quantum gravity.
I'm also interested in relationships between theories. I've argued that the kind of novelty that seems to be involved in cases that physicists call 'emergent' is explanatory novelty, arising from particular kinds of changes of variables between theoretical description.
Before taking up a permanent lectureship at King's, I was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. Before that I was the Chandaria Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, University of London, and before that I did a BA, BPhil and DPhil at Oxford University. In 2015, I received the Cushing Memorial Prize for History and Philosophy of Physics. For more details, see my CV: