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About the Author

I’m Helen Brown Coverdale, a PhD Candidate at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), and the author of Notes to self. My doctoral research is funded by an Arts & Humanities Research Council Block Grant Partnership Doctoral Studentship and is in penal philosophy and the ethic of care. The views expressed on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of the LSE or the AHRC.

My wider research interests in political & legal theory include rights and duties, civic republicanism, citizenship and human rights. I believe good theory and philosophy requires awareness of practical politics and social science research. I am interested in the role of applied ethics in the development of public policy and also passionate about the teaching of political thought.

About this blog

This blog was started mostly for my own purposes (the clue’s in the title, Notes to self). I intend to use this blog to record information about my research as it progresses, note ideas and other things I don’t want to forget; as well to record and share tips and resources I’ve found useful. I’ve been around universities a while, and I’ve learned a thing or two about being a student and how to do it well whilst preserving at least some of one’s sanity. I’ll be sharing as much of this as I can and I hope some of it will come in useful to someone somewhere. Because the ‘preserving one’s sanity’ part involves occasionally doing something else, this will very likely also include posts about other things I enjoy, like needle crafts and making good food. You are very welcome to take a look around and please do leave comments, whether on my research, study tips or recipes.