Biography

I am Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at UCL, where I am also Director of the Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health, and of MA Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health. In 2011-12, I spent nine months on secondment to the Royal Society, working on the Science as an Open Enterprise report. This report identifies the principles, opportunities and problems of sharing scientific information, and makes a number of recommendations to scientists and their institutions, policymakers and others about how to create a socially responsible open data regime. I am Associate Editor of the journal Public Health Ethics, and was  the Ethicist for the General Practice Extraction Service Independent Advisory Group from 2013 until its dissolution in 2015.

Before I arrived at UCL in 2008, I was Lecturer in Ethics for four years (2004-8) at the Centre for Professional Ethics, Keele University, and held temporary lectureships in Philosophy at Birkbeck (2003-4) and University of Roehampton (2002-3). I received my PhD (an examination of Kantian accounts of morality) from UCL in 2002.

I am joint coordinator of the International Association of Bioethics’s Philosophy and Bioethics Network (INPAB). INPAB's main aim is to promote high quality philosophical reflection in bioethics, and you can join its mailing list here. I was the Philosopher in Residence of the Hackney Podcast 2008-11.