I am a Research Fellow in philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire. My main research interests are in social, political, virtue, and religious epistemology. I have published work on the rationality of religious faith and belief, the nature and ethics of testimony, the role of knowledge in democracy, and religious engagement without belief. I am currently bringing these areas together in a project exploring the nature and epistemology of fundamentalist belief. To develop our understanding of this issue, I am applying work from vice epistemology, social networks, group beliefs and political authority.