Dr Pascal has a background in Continental Philosophy, with a focus on Post-Kantian Philosophy (phenomenology, hermeneutics and existentialism) and Practical Philosophy – mainly ethics and religion. She has been teaching and/or doing research in these areas since 1999.
In addition, she has taught Research Methods and Postgraduate Research Seminars. She also designed and implemented a Research Skills Development Project for international PG students.
Dr Pascal has a keen interest in early Christianity and Desert Fathers’ wisdom. This is important to her, both in the context of her work on metaphysics / religion and hermeneutics / practical philosophy. It is also a key component of her current research in comparative metaphysics, especially focused on apophatic traditions.
Following her increased focus on non-Western philosophy over the last few years, she is currently working on a number of papers in comparative metaphysics and religion.
Dr Pascal offers lectures / tutorials and supervision in the following subjects:
- Post-Kantian philosophy, from Nietzsche to Levinas, with a particular focus on Husserl, Heidgger, Sartre, Camus, and Gadamer
- The philosophy of Kant
- Philosophy of Religion
- Moral philosophy and Applied Ethics
Dr Pascal has significant experience of programme design, validation, monitoring and development. At LCB and LEB Education, she led the validation process for a Foundation programme with UW Trinity Saint David, and she designed a British Life & Culture module for the Study Abroad program. At Regent’s, she managed both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; was involved in the validation of a BA (Hons) Liberal Studies programme; and in 2019, she led the development team for the design and validation of a BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Dr Pascal was an external examiner for Cardiff Metropolitan University’s BA and MBA programs in Greece, Singapore and China (2014 – 2017) and is currently an external examiner for Hult International Business School (since 2017).