I am a Lecturer in Moral and Political Philosophy at the University of Leeds. My research focuses on the nature of rights and directed duties, the justifications for and constraints on harming, the nature and scope of duties to rescue, and just war theory.
Before coming to Leeds, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace, based at the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University.
I completed my PhD on the St Andrews Stirling Joint Programme in philosophy. I was supervised by Rowan Cruft and Theron Pummer, and supported by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities and the Society of Applied Philosophy. Prior to my PhD, I completed the BPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (St John’s College), and a BA (Hons) in Philosophy at the University of Kent, with a year abroad at the University of Calgary.
Outside of philosophy, my wife and I have an eight-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer, Mouse. She likes to distract me from working and disrupt what would otherwise be philosophically-rigorous zoom meetings. When we lived in Scotland, we enjoyed bagging Munros. (This was our first, Ben Chonzie.)
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