I completed my PhD in philosophy at the Univesity of Western Ontario under the supervision of Kathleen Okruhlik upon defending my dissertation entitled "A Pluralism Worth Having: Feyerabend's Well-Ordered Science"
I am a philosopher of science, specifically interested in science funding policy. Specifically, I am interested in the methodological and political dimensions of determining research priorities. My current research looks at the limitations of peer review for identifying research promise, the unpredictability of scientific research, the relationship between scientific knowledge and practical projects, and ethical limitations of pursuit. This has led me to investigate recently devised funding allocation methods, especially funding science by lottery.
This research is closely connected to my interest in 20th century philosophy of science. I am especially interested in Feyerabend's pluralism and its possible implications for various topics concerning the place of science in democratic societies. I am also interested in Arne Naess' work on pluralism and its relationship to deep ecology, and many topics with other historical figures including Kuhn, Polanyi, Wittgenstein, Bartley, and Popper.
Finally, I am also interested in environmental ethics - specifically the place of 'utopian' technological aspirations, the relationship between uncertainty and decisions for climate change response, and conservation practices