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About Me

I am a writer with twenty years of experience in education. I have written for Knopf, Scholastic, Icon books, Aeon, the BBC, Hachette and Bloomsbury, and contributed to Dorling Kindersley's globally bestselling "The Philosophy Book." I have been Associate Professor at De Montfort University, Visiting Professor at the Parami Institute Yangon and Visiting Associate Professor at Sichuan University.

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My Writing Samples

What Happened to Myanmar's Ghosts?

A piece for the BBC travel website on culture, belief and politics in Myanmar.


A Practical Guide to Happiness: Think Deeply and Flourish

A book from Icon books on philosophy, happiness and wellbeing.


No Place Like Home

A piece on gentrification and traditional belief systems in Myanmar. Published in the Southeast Asia Globe.


Snapshots of Museum Experience

A joint authored book with Dr. Elee Kirk on photography, children's learning, and museums.


Isaac's Gift

A travel piece on the Tanimbar Islands in Indonesia.


The Uncertainty Machine

Another piece for Aeon, about the Chinese Book of Changes as a weird tool for creativity.


Women in Philosophy

Women make up 50% of humanity, but most philosophers throughout history have been men. This course introduces some important women philosophers and asks challenging questions about the relationships between philosophy, men, and women.


What is wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy

“Philosophy” literally means “the love of wisdom.” But what is wisdom? And what can philosophy tell us about how we might be able to live more wisely? This course will introduce some of the greatest philosophers, from both the East and West, and explore the practical implications of their ideas.



Visiting Professor

Visiting professor in humanities at the Parami Institute in Yangon, Myanmar. Teaching courses to graduate students in philosophy, anthropology and general humanities.

Company: Parami Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences

I worked there from 1/2017 until 6/2017

Associate Professor

Associate Professor (Reader) in Writing and Creativity at De Montfort University. Teaching creative writing to undergraduates and postgraduates. Also responsible for research, writing and comprehensive programme redesign.

Company: De Montfort University

I worked there from 9/2008 until 12/2016


I co-direct the writing, social justice and creativity Community Interest Company, Wind&Bones, along with Dr. Hannah Stevens. We have worked with NGOs and organisations in Myanmar, Indonesia, Greece, Bulgaria and the UK exploring the connections between writing and social justice.

Company: Wind&Bones

I worked there from 11/2017 until now

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