OVERVIEW

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

OUTREACH

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 (hence the many glaring oversimplifications and omissions). You can listen to it here.

DOCTORATE

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.