I am Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at UCL, where I am also Vice-Dean (Interdisciplinarity) for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. I was Director of the Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health from 2013-15, and since 2015 have been co-director of its larger successor, the UCL Health Humanities Centre. I am also Director of MA Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health, and co-Director of MA Health Humanities.
In 2011-12, I spent nine months on secondment to the Royal Society, working as a Senior Policy Adviser 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.
My roles outside of UCL include:
- Associate editor of Public Health Ethics (since 2015)
- Academic ethicist for General Practice Extraction Service Independent Advisory Group (2013-15)
- Independent member of the Data Access Advisory Group (2015--17)
- Independent member of NHS Digital's Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (2017)
- Member of the National Data Guardian's Panel (2016--), and National Data Guardian's Steering Group (2018 onwards).
- Joint coordinator of the International Association of Bioethics’s Philosophy and Bioethics Network (INPAB) (since 2007). The network aims to promote high quality philosophical reflection in bioethics. INPAB also runs a mailing list.
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.