PhD, University of Sydney (2014)
In 2019-2020, I was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at Princeton University. Before then, I was a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, and an Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin. Earlier still, I held postdocs at the University of Vienna and Lund University. I received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sydney in 2014.
My main research interests are moral and political philosophy, with a current focus on population ethics, utilitarianism, and bioethics and emerging technologies.
· "Unknown Pleasures", Philosophical Studies (2019).
· "Evolutionary Debunking Arguments and Our Shared Hatred of Pain", Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy (2018).
· "Evaluative Beliefs First", Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics (2018).
· "A New Defense of Hedonism about Well-Being", Ergo (2016).
· "The Experience Machine", Philosophy Compass (2016).
· "On Susan Wolf's 'Good-For-Nothings'", Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2015).
· "Consequentialism about Meaning in Life", Utilitas (2015).
· "On William James’s ‘Is Life Worth Living?'", Ethics (2014).
· "Whole-Life Welfarism", American Philosophical Quarterly (2014).
· "The Distinctive Feeling Theory of Pleasure", Philosophical Studies (2013).
Winner of the 2015 American Philosophical Association's Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize for best published article in philosophy by an adjunct or postdoc.