I’m a postdoc at Exeter University in the UK. I look at topics in philosophy of biology, including individuality, ecological niches, measurement and experimentation practices, adaptationism, technology, open science, and interdisciplinarity. I also work in feminist philosophy, especially on questions to do with the biology of sex and developing an ontology of biology for feminist purposes.
My PhD thesis was on individuality in behavioural ecology. Using qualitative, participatory, and conceptual methods I studied how researchers in an interdisciplinary research group understand and study individuality. Topics that came up included uniqueness, persistence, biological necessity, complexity, individualised research, population thinking, operationalisation, and approximation.
My preferred pronouns are she/her. My last name is pronounced with a silent “e”.