Passionate about consciousness
I am a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Liverpool. My main research interests are in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics, specifically attacking physicalism and defending panpsychism. Fundamentally, I am a metaphysician who thinks analytic metaphysicians don't think enough about consciousness.
My hobbies are the two things they say you shouldn't talk about at dinner parties: religion and politics. Watching Prime Minister's Question Time is the closest I get to watching sport; you can read my blog (linked to below) to find out which side I'm on. In terms of religion I'm a Christian fictionalist, which means that I'm a practicing Christian who takes the specific doctrines of Christianity, e.g. the resurrection and divine status of Jesus, metaphorically.