am Lecturer in Philosophy at University College, Oxford University. I received
my D.Phil (PhD) in Philosophy from Oxford
University in 2012. My research
is focused on ethics and political philosophy.
I work on a range of issues in ethics and political philosophy. I am interested in contractualist moral theories, in how our personal relationships work and what they mean for morality, and in the practical application of ethics and political theory to human rights, transitional justice, just war theory, and global justice.
My current research project aims to develop a contractualist moral theory that accounts for the morality of our actions in terms of their impact on a "moral relationship" shared by all persons. I am interested in developing the details of this relationship, and do so by considering the normative structure of more familiar relationships such as friendship, familial love, and those shared by co-nationals.
I have worked with a number of international NGOs on issues in ethics and politics, and have worked on a number of projects in Iraq, Kenya, and Abkhazia, and most recently in Libya. Recently I have been thinking about how ethics can inform the challenging process of transitional justice. I occasionally write about these issues for various media outlets, including the Huffington Post and the Guardian.