I’m a first-year doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute, pursuing a DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences as a member of Balliol College. My work is supported by a four-year studentship granted as part of the ESRC’s Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership and, in particular, focuses on the ethical, social and political issues surrounding federated digital identity systems.
During my time at Oxford, I’m seeking to apply theoretical knowledge from my previous degrees to a concrete technical, social and political problem. I hold both an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a first-class BA in single-honours Philosophy from Durham University. Whilst at Durham, I spent my penultimate year studying abroad at the University of Hong Kong and served as Editor-in-Chief of Critique during my final year. Before beginning my DPhil, I’ve tried being (amongst other things) a cheerleader, a rower and an Officer Cadet in the Royal Air Force.
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Recent Blog Posts
- Presentation: Durham Philosophy Society Undergraduate Conference 2017 - If you find yourself in the North-East of England this weekend at a loose end, then you should head along to the Durham Philosophy Society Undergraduate Conference. I'm delighted to be able to share that I'll be presenting my forthcoming… Continue Reading
- The Sam’s Tailor Experience – Bespoke Suits in Hong Kong - Ask any of the businessmen nursing pints in the frenetic party district of Lang Kwai Fong what their priority is when visiting Hong Kong and you’re sure to hear about Sam's Tailor. Crossing the harbour the next day, to the… Continue Reading
- A (Belated) 春节 Chinese New Year in Hong Kong - Loyal readers (so, probably only my mother) I owe you an apology. Why? Because I have failed, quite comprehensively, to do anything out of the ordinary this Chinese New Year (春节 - Chūn Jié), much to my chagrin. I've been… Continue Reading
- Reading Week Myanmar Trip: Part II - N.B. This post is the follow-up to Part I, covering the second half of our week in Myanmar. Nearly 5 million people visited Myanmar last year, compared with just 800,000 in 2010. The rise of tourism here has been rapid… Continue Reading
- How a Year Abroad can make you Happy – Derren Brown and Stoicism - If you’re not a philosopher, then Derren Brown’s new book, Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine, may be a pleasant surprise. It’s an accessible foray into stoicism, an ancient greek philosophy that’s gaining momentum in the modern… Continue Reading