Researcher biography

  • Past degrees: BA, Philosophy and Sociology (Macquarie); MRes, Philosophy (Macquarie).
  • Supervisors: Professor Fred D’Agostino and Professor Katharine Gelber.
  • Thesis title: Public Deliberation and the Intellectual Dark Web: A Socioepistemic Investigation.
  • Area of research: My research applies social knowledge-making standards to particular cases of controversial public deliberation. I assess the epistemic (rather than the moral or legal) merits of these cases and prescribe specific institutional strategies to help filter out those cases which are least likely to valuably contribute to the knowledge-making objectives of public deliberation. In short, these cases are filtered out due to their inability to meet epistemic eligibility criteria. Other interests include; the philosophy of cognitive science and public policy.