Prior to joining the Stirling Philosophy Department in 2004, I held teaching and research posts at the Universities of Dundee, Oxford, and Stirling (a previous appointment). My doctoral work was carried out at the University of Sussex.
I have given invited papers at symposia and conferences all over the UK, and in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and the USA. Symposia specifically on my work have been organised by philosophy departments at the Goethe University of Frankfurt, the Free University of Amsterdam, and Tilburg University.
I am currently Co-I on The History of Distributed Cognition', a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary project spanning Edinburgh, Durham, Oxford and Stirling, and Classics, English, History and Philosophy. Our project partner is the National Museums of Scotland. I am also scientific consultant on the John Templeton Foundation funded project ‘Knowledge Beyond Natural Science' (Principal Investigator Crispin Wright, Stirling). I held previous AHRC awards for individual research leave and for a series of interdisciplinary seminars on ‘The Interactive Mind' as part of the Council's programme of strategic initiatives. I was also a steering committee member of ‘Cognitive Futures in the Humanities', an AHRC funded network with the goal of bringing cognitive science and the humanities into productive interaction.
I have acted as external examiner for Doctoral theses at the University of London (6 theses), the University of Edinburgh (6), the University of Sussex (5), the University of Oxford (1), the University of Sheffield (1), the University of York (1), the Open University (1), Kent University (1), Macquarie University (1), and the University of Melbourne (1).