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 and political philosophy, 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 venues such as The New York Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, Salon, and The Conversation.
Some recent pieces:
"Are COVID vaccines vegan? Should I get one anyway?", 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
"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.
"Why the orthodox Covid-19 narrative is right: A response to Kidd and Ratcliffe", The Critic, November 5, 2020.