Professor in Department of Philosophy
University of Birmingham
Favourite thing to do in my job: Allows me to make a difference.
Responsible for research impact at the University of Birmingham, which means how our research changes the world.
My Typical Day
8.30 to 5.30 back to back meetings
My favourite CHRISTMAS LECTURE memory is:
How engaged and interested the children were.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Philosopher, feminist, mother.
What's the best thing you've ever done in your career?
My latest book, 'Perfect Me'
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
How we think about the world changes what we can do in it. Philosophy is a way of thinking differently. Iris Murdoch taught me this.
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Cartwheels on the beach - any beach - no matter what the weather.
Tell us a joke.
Why did the jelly bean go to school? She wanted to be a smartie!