I grew up in a small village in Stirlingshire in the central belt of Scotland. I attended the local school, then went to the University of St Andrews for my undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy. After a year out working and volunteering, I moved to Philadelphia for my doctoral studies in 2015. I completed my PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in May 2020, and have been living and working in London since September 2020.

Outside of philosophy I enjoy running, cycling, yoga, music, novels, and poetry. My favourite thing of all is returning to Scotland to climb big hills with family and old friends.

Eilidh is a Scottish name, it is Gaelic for Helen. It’s pronounced “Ay-lee”, like Kayley without the K, or Hailey without the H.