About Me

headshot-1I’m an Associate¬†Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo. My UW webpage is here.

My main area of research is in ethics, with an emphasis on moral psychology. My current research project focuses on addiction and the ethics of drug policy. Many arguments about drugs and drug policy implicitly assume an account of both the nature and the harms of addiction. My project aims to unpack these assumptions, with the aim of contributing to a more just and ethical approach to drug policy.

I teach undergraduate courses on moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of law, the philosophy of art, and the philosophy of sport. My graduate teaching focuses on moral psychology and biomedical ethics.

I’m Vice Chair of the University of Waterloo’s Clinical Research Ethics Board, and a member of the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology.

I completed my PhD in 2009 in the Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University.

You can follow me on Twitter and on PhilPapers

Site last updated Dec. 2020