I’m a Lecturer in Philosophy at the Australian National University. I work on moral and political philosophy. 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.
Recent publications (for a full list and download links, go to my page at philpapers.org):
The Defective Character Solution
to the Non-Identity Problem
The Journal of Philosophy, forthcoming
Philosophical Studies, 2020
Painlessly Killing Predators
Journal of Applied Philosophy, 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
"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