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I was born in Heraklion, Crete, but I have spent most of my life in the UK, and I feel more British than Greek in many ways, though I prefer to think of myself simply as European.

In my youth, I lived with a family in Staffordshire. I attended Keele University in the early 1990s, taking a four-year degree in philosophy, sociology, and social anthropology, with a subsidiary in education. As part of my studies, I did a teaching placement at a school in Stoke.

After Keele, I moved to Sheffield University, where I took an MA in philosophy, and later started a part-time PhD there, working on the nature of conversational implicature under the supervision of Professor Jenny Saul.

In the late 1990s, I taught A-level philosophy at Newcastle-Under-Lyme College and was for a time in charge of the philosophy provision there. I also taught philosophy at the universities of Keele and Sheffield, and in 2001 I was a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Wolverhampton.

From 2001 to 2008 I worked at The Open University as a course manager in the Faculty of Arts, liaising between academics, senior management, tutors, and students. I also worked as an Associate Lecturer for the OU, teaching their philosophy foundation course.

In 2008 I moved back to Greece for family reasons. The move was originally intended to be temporary, but the economic crisis in Greece complicated matters and we are still here. I currently teach in the English section of the School of European Studies in Heraklion.

I continue my philosophical work. I completed my PhD in 2016, and I am currently developing further research interests in philosophy of mind and action, philosophy of education, and ethical issues related to communication and consent. I am also passionate about philosophy for children, a topic that combines my interests in philosophy, education, and communication.

Besides philosophy, I also enjoy music, poetry, and crafts, and have done some training as a counsellor.

I am married to the philosopher Keith Frankish, and we have three children and several small pets.