I am a Philosopher & Ethicist based at King's College London, where I have worked in the Research Ethics Office since June 2021. In this role I administer, advise, and provide application pre-review for high-risk ethics committees, conduct reviews of low-risk ethics applications, and develop research ethics policy and guidance.
I was previously (April-October 2021) also a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at King's, where I held a Postdoctoral Scholarship granted by the Society for Applied Philosophy. My current research interests are in Philosophy of Medicine and Applied Biomedical Ethics (esp. Mental Health and Research).
Before that, I was a lecturer in the Centre of Medical Law & Ethics at King's from August 2019 to June 2021, and was awarded my Ph.D by the University of Birmingham, UK in July 2019, having previously obtained my MSc in Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition from the University of Edinburgh, and my BA in Philosophy & Political Science w/Computer Science from the University of Birmingham.
I have two main threads of active academic research, which I currently largely pursue in my spare time
1) Public Health Ethics: Offering a rights-based ethics of lifesaving medical resource allocation in pandemic contexts, focusing on ensuring just treatment for members of vulnerable social groups.
2) Research Ethics: Investigating the challenge of protecting participants' right to autonomy in research contexts ill-suited to always securing anticipatory informed consent, such as ethnography.
When I am not doing Philosophy, I also enjoy hiking; fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and other 'weird' fictions; and playing board games and table-top roleplaying games.
Please send me an email, or contact me through the form to the right, to request paper drafts, syllabuses, or just to get in contact.
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