I was born and raised in mid-Cheshire. As an undergraduate I studied for a B. A. in Politics and Philosophy at Keele University. I was then awarded a C and J. B. Morrell scholarship that enabled me to study for an M. A. in Political Philosophy (the idea of toleration) at the University of York.
I then studied for a PhD, entitled “The Prospects for Sufficientarianism”, in the Philosophy department at the University of Warwick. Shortly after completing my PhD I took up the position of Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, where I worked on a project on Social Justice and Children.
In January 2012, I was appointed Lecturer in Political Theory in Politics at the University of Manchester and am an active member of the Manchester Center for Political Theory (MANCEPT). For the academic year 2013/14 I held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University, where I worked on a Spencer Foundation funded project on “Equality of Opportunity and Education”. In the summer of 2014 I returned to my position at the University of Manchester.