I'm a Lecturer in Philosophy at the Australian National University. 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. My main research interests are ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law, with a current focus on the pandemic, population ethics, utilitarianism, AI, and punishment.
I also write for popular media. My pieces have been published in The New York Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, Salon, and The Conversation.
Some recent pieces:
"From universal healthcare to permanent vote-by-mail, the case for making pandemic policy permanent", Salon, August 16, 2020
"A philosopher's view: Why you don't need to feel sad about Donald Trump catching COVID", Sydney Morning Herald, October 12, 2020
"Challenge trials for a coronavirus vaccine are unethical--except for in one unlikely scenario", The Conversation, August 24, 2020.
"A Biden win won't undo America's extreme polarisation. Here's what might", The Canberra Times, October 31, 2020.
"Why the orthodox Covid-19 narrative is right: A response to Kidd and Ratcliffe", The Critic, November 5, 2020.