In 2012 I was awarded the Society for Applied Philosophy’s 30th Anniversary Post-doctoral Research Fellowship. My current project investigates political violence in the name of non-human animals and the environment.
My PhD, The Ethics of Animal Liberation, examined the conditions for legitimate civil disobedience, rescue acts, and third party defence in the name of non-human animals within the context of contemporary liberal democracy. As part of this I looked at the moral status of humans and other animals, the ethical dimensions of our treatment of non-human animals, liberalism, and political legitimacy.
In addition, I have worked on drawing out sufficient and necessary conditions for the correct application of the concept of cruelty, and on whether we have duties of aid and third party defence to non-rational beings. Papers on each of these subjects are currently under review. I have also published a paper on duties owed to companion animals (Res Publica, Vol 17, No.3, 2011).
CV: Curriculum Vitae