I work in moral, political, and legal philosophy. I am particularly interested in issues such as paternalism, perfectionism, and punishment.


Crime-Stopping Medicine: Swapping the Death Penalty for Drugs

I gave an interview on the methods of punishment, as a part of a University of Oxford outreach project aimed at 11 to 18 year olds. I was told not to mention chemical castration, and to pitch my language accordingly. You can listen to it here.


I completed my PhD in moral and political philosophy at the University of Manchester. My thesis was called ‘Wellbeing, Reasons, and Paternalism’. I was supervised by Hillel Steiner, Kimberley Brownlee, and Zofia Stemplowska. My examiners were Roger Crisp, and Jonathan Quong.

I was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award for best postgraduate student in the Faculty of Humanities 2012.