I’m a moral philosopher and bioethicist at the Australian National University. My current research focus is health policy and the relevance of well-being for public policy more generally. Before coming to ANU, I was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Fellow at Princeton University, and held tenured lectureships at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Liverpool.
Much of my work is accessible via Philpapers.org here. Here are some recent journal articles (with links):
The Defective Character Solution to the Non-Identity Problem
The Journal of Philosophy, forthcoming
Philosophical Studies, 2020
My work on the pandemic, including my book Pandemic Ethics: 8 Big Questions of COVID-19 (published August, 2020), has been discussed in the LA Times, The Washington Post, and Bloomberg, among other outlets.
I also write for mainstream media. I’ve published pieces in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Sydney Morning Herald, Salon, and The Conversation. Here are some of my most recent pieces:
"The space tourism plans of Bezos, Musk, and Branson are morally reprehensible", The Sydney Morning Herald, July 5, 2021
"Are COVID vaccines vegan? Should I get one anyway? An ethicist explains", The Conversation, February 19, 2021
"Is Trump morally to blame for the violence at the Capitol?", ABC Religion & Ethics, February 13, 2021
"Let's inoculate at-risk Australians then send Covid vaccines overseas" (with Peter Collignon), The Guardian, February 8, 2021
"A philosopher's view: Why you don't need to feel sad about Donald Trump catching COVID", The Sydney Morning Herald, October 12, 2020
"From universal healthcare to permanent vote-by-mail, the case for making pandemic policy permanent", Salon, August 16, 2020