I have been a teacher for over 25 years. I taught philosophy at Lancaster University for over 10 years. Since then I have taught science, philosophy and psychology in schools and 6th form colleges for a further 10 years. I am currently teaching at a school in north London, with a speciality in physics.
My first degree was Environmental Science and I have an MA in Environmental Philosophy and a PhD in Philosophy from Lancaster University. I have a nationally recognised teaching qualification (PGCE) and have engaged in many teacher enhancement programs including the Outstanding Teacher Program. I have completed the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA) certification course to become a Certified Philosophical Counselor.
My areas of particular philosophical interest are Existentialism and Stoicism. I have published academic papers on the philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche. I am particularly interested in the idea of philosophy as a means to finding a meaningful life and a way of life. I have turned my attention recently to Stoic philosophers such as Epictetus.