Nottingham, UK

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I completed my BA in philosophy at the University of Nottingham in 2015. I was awarded the Midlands3Cities Masters Studentship and completed my MA in 2016. I was then awarded the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership to fund my PhD studies, which focus on clarifying and advancing the debate between those that think physical disability is bad for a person's well-being and those who don't. I aim to pursue a career in philosophy and have been gaining teaching experience throughout my academic career. You can find my CV here and my social media at the top of the page. Please feel free to contact me on thomas.crawley@nottingham.ac.uk

ABOUT ME

TOM CRAWLEY

PHILOSOPHER. RESEARCHER. TEACHER.

I am a Philosophy PhD candidate studying at the University of Nottingham. My thesis concerns the relationship between physical disability and well-being. I am also interested in various ethical issues (including normative, applied and bioethics) and sometimes dabble in epistemology. My research is funded by the Arts Humanities Research Council's Midlands3Cities program.

 
Papers and Talks
 
 

Reading Ethics and Political Philosophy Conference

University of Reading, June 12-13th 2018

I delivered an early version of my paper titled 'What is the Bad-Difference View of Disability?' 

International Conference on Ethics

University of Porto, June 19-21 2019

I delivered an updated version of my paper titled 'What is the Bad-Difference View of Disability?' 

European Conference of Ethics, Religion and Philosophy

Brighton, July 5-6 2019

I delivered an updated version of my paper titled 'What is the Bad-Difference View of Disability?' 

Open Minds XIV

University of Manchester, 1-2 August 2019

I delivered my paper 'Disability, Options and Well-Being

TEACHING

I find teaching extremely enjoyable. For me, it is one of the best parts of Philosophy. I enjoy discussing philosophical issues with students and am always looking to improve my teaching practice. I was recently awarded with Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and am working my way towards my full Fellowship. The feedback I receive from students is generally extremely positive. 

Philosophy in Schools

2015

My first experience of teaching was teaching philosophy in a Catholic primary school to children between 8 and 11 years of age.

The Brilliant Club

February-May 2017

I worked with the charity The Brilliant Club as a PhD tutor, teaching a philosophy course of my own design to year 10 students at Lancaster School in Leicester. You can find more information about The Brilliant Club and their project of reducing economic inequality in education here.

Teaching Affiliate - University of Nottingham

2017-2018

I have worked as a Teaching Affiliate on various modules, including:

Applied Ethics (Spring 2017)

Introduction to Ethics (Autumn 2017)

Introduction to Contemporary Metaethics (Spring 2018)

The Existence of God (Spring 2018) 

Guest Lecture - University of Nottingham

2017

I delivered a guest lecture to first year students on the ethics of drugs in sport. 

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