Hi! I’m a lecturer in political theory at the University of Manchester.
I’m primarily interested in the philosophy of groups, that is, in how we should conceptualise their ontological status, mental and epistemic capacities, agency, responsibility, and duties. I’m also keenly interested in applying these conceptualisations to states and businesses. I’ve got side interests in moral demandingness, feminist ethics, human rights, and the nature of individuals’ obligations in the face of global catastrophes and moral collective action problems. If you’re researching similar topics, I’d be delighted if you contacted me.
In 2017-18 I’ll be a Mind Association Research Fellow, thinking about group duties. I’m working on a book on the topic.
On this website you can download everything I’ve published and find out more about my current research.
The photo the left was taken by Adina Preda in 2016. The photo at the top was taken by me at Kohimarama Beach, near where I grew up in Auckland, New Zealand.