I am a moral philosopher. I work in normative and applied ethics, philosophy of pregnancy and motherhood, the ethics of driverless cars and other autonomous systems, and philosophy of sex.
Between 2005 and 2015, my main research focused on the moral relevance of the doing/ allowing distinction and other deontological distinctions like the act/omission distinction.
My main new research project focuses on the philosophy of pregnancy and motherhood with special interests in infant feeding and alcohol use in pregnancy. This project attempts to improve maternal wellbeing by revising the way we think and talk about motherhood.
I am also working on a project addresses the ethics of driverless cars and other autonomous systems.
I have also published on other issues including the moral significance of numbers, the non-identity problem, and monogamy.
I have worked at the University of Southampton since 2010. Before then, I was a temporary lecturer at the University of Sheffield. I did my PhD at Reading, my MA at St. Andrews, and my BA (in Maths and Philosophy) at Magdalen College Oxford.
A list of, and links to, my publications and works in progress can be found here.
Here are some links to interviews, stand up or talks where I talk about my work:
- interview with 3:am magazine about all aspects of my work, but with a focus on doing and allowing
- interview for the Imperfect Cognitions Blog on philosophy of early motherhood
- Bright Club stand up set
- talk about Philosophy of Pregnancy and HG: Stigma surrounding terminations for Hyperemesis