I am Head of Department at the University of Birmingham. I mainly research metaphysics, focussing on ontology, metaontology, and the philosophy of time (especially time travel). I also research the philosophy of religion, as well as teach and supervise students in a wide variety of areas of theoretical philosophy. I previously worked at the University of Leeds and the University of Glasgow. I recently published a textbook on ontology: 'An Introduction to Ontology'.

In my spare time (indeed, many say all of the time) I'm an unmitigated geek, and play a wide variety of board games (and the like). I have tried not being a geek, but it never sat well with me. I also like walking, reading, listening to podcasts and have been known to partake of a beer every now and again.