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.