William’s academic interests span philosophy, physics and theology. He pursued a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Cambridge (2016-2019), supported by a full doctoral scholarship at Peterhouse College, and wrote a thesis on the metaphysics of science entitled, What's the matter? Toward a neo-Aristotelian ontology of nature. He obtained an MPhil in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge in 2016. Prior to his ‘conversion’ to analytic philosophy at Cambridge, he obtained a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of St Andrews in 2014, supported by a full doctoral studentship from the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), and wrote a thesis entitled, Surprises in Theoretical Casimir Physics, for which he was awarded the Springer Thesis Prize. He obtained a first class MPhys undergraduate degree in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics from the University of St Andrews in 2010.
He is currently a Research Fellow in the international research, God and the book of nature, and a Research Associate of The Mereology of Potentiality project (Oxford/Durham). He is also a Research Associate of the Divinity Faculty at the University of Cambridge, and an associate member of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. He was previously a visiting scientist and postdoctoral research fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel (2010-2012). He is a member of the American Philosophical Association (APA) and the American Academy of Religion (AAR).