I'm Professor of Applied Philosophy and Director of Research and Development at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford. I'm also Editor of the Journal of Practical Ethics and a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford.

My research lies in practical and normative ethics and currently focuses on the ethics of predicting and influencing behaviour. Since January 2020, I've been leading the project Protecting Minds: The Right to Mental Integrity and the Ethics of Arational Influence, funded by a Consolidator Award from the European Research Council. Other recent projects include Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: An Ethical Analysis (funded by the Wellcome Trust) and the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease.

UNIVERSITY POSTS

Professor of Applied Philosophy, Oxford Uehiro Centre, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (2020-)

Director of Research and Development, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics (2017-)

Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (2013-2020)

Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (2010-2013)


SOME PROJECTS

Protecting Minds: The Right to Mental Integrity and the Ethics of Arational Influence (European Research Council Consolidator Award, 2020-2024, Principal Investigator)

Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease (Oxford Martin School, 2015-2019, Lead Researcher)

Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: An Ethical Analysis (Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, 2013-2019, Principal Investigator)

EDITORIAL ROLES

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Practical Ethics (2018-)

Editor, Journal of Medical Ethics (2016-2018)

Associate Editor, Journal of Practical Ethics (2012-2018)

Associate Editor, Journal of Medical Ethics (2011-2016)


COLLEGE FELLOWSHIPS

Senior Research Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford (2020-)

Hugh Price Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford (2018-2020)

Junior Research Fellow, Mansfield College, Oxford (2016-2018)

William Golding Junior Fellow, Brasenose College, Oxford (2013-2016)

Junior Research Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford (2010-2013)


EDUCATION

DPhil in Philosophy, University of Oxford (2005 - 2010)

Senior Scholar, Christ Church, Oxford (2007 - 2010)

Wellcome Trust Research Student (2005 - 2008)

BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, Balliol College, Oxford (2003 - 2005)

Rhodes Scholar (2003 - 2005)

MBChB (medical degree), University of Otago (1997 - 2003)

BMedSc in Bioethics, University of Otago (2001 - 2002)