Matilda is a PhD student in Political Theory.
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Matilda is a PhD student in Political Theory. Her research is inspired by her decade-long career in care for the elderly and those with dementia, which she pursued alongside her studies at sixth-form college and university. She holds a BA in Politics from the University of East Anglia and an MA in Legal & Political Theory from University College London.
Relating to People Living with Dementia as Equals.
People living with dementia share many of the features of other marginalised groups in society. They are socially isolated, reliant on others to access basic goods and have lives that are interpreted through the lens of reductive media stereotypes. Despite this, no systematic attempt has been made to answer the question of what PLWD are owed as a matter of justice. Using a relational egalitarian framework, my PhD focuses on the norms that should regulate the relationship between a person living with dementia and their carers, the design of care institutions and how our notions of a life worth living devalue lives lived with dementia. In so doing, I hope to give some answers as to what life for those living with dementia would be like in a just society.
- The ideal of equality
- Autonomy as a sociorelational ideal
- Cognitive disability
- The politics of difference
- Behaviour Change
- Human Wellbeing
- Justice & Equality
- Thoughts, Beliefs & Philosophy
List of Publications:
“Dementia, Truth-Telling & Subjective Experience” - Disability Studies Quarterly (accepted)
- Graduate Teaching Assistant - King’s College London, 2019-2020:
- Political Philosophy 2: History of Political Philosophy
- Ethics and Politics of Science and Technology
- Political Philosophy 1
- Topics in Applied Ethics and Politics
- Graduate Teaching Assistant - UCL, 2019-2020: Justice & Public Policy
- Graduate Teaching Assistant - UCL, 2018-2019
- Social Justice, Social Mobility, Education and the Family