I am a moral philosopher with expertise in bioethics. I work on both applied and theoretical issues in ethics. Below is a more detailed account of my background and current research.
Current Academic Position
Lecturer in Medical Ethics [Permanent][March 2017 – Present], Lancaster Medical School, Lancaster University.
Previous Academic Positions
Research Associate [1 September 2016 – 28 February 2017] , Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University.
Research Associate [2013-2016], Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London.
- PhD in Bioethics (Moral Philosophy), University of Cambridge 
Thesis title: Should children be told if they were conceived using donated reproductive tissue: the ethics of disclosure and the welfare of children
Supervisors: Professor Susan Golombok & Professor Hallvard Lillehammer
- Master of Bioethics (Moral Philosophy), New York University 
- Honors BSc in Bioethics (Moral Philosophy) & Life Sciences, University of Toronto 
I graduated from the University of Toronto in 2008 with an Honours BSc in Bioethics (moral philosophy) and life sciences. While completing my undergraduate studies, I also held research assistantships at the University of Toronto Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and the Joint Centre for Bioethics.
In 2009 I graduated from NYU with an MA in bioethics. While at NYU, I also worked with the NGO ‘We Act for Environmental Justice’ to help research and design a model of community based ethics review for public health research.
After being awarded a Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship in Bioethics, I went on to complete a PhD at the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College). My thesis was titled: ‘Should children be told if they were conceived using donated reproductive tissue: The ethics of disclosure and the welfare of children’ (a University of Cambridge Research news article on my work can be found here). I have given evidence and contributed research to a number of policy-based consultations held by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the Department of Health and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.
In 2012 I co-edited (with Martin Richards and Guido Pennings) a published volume titled Reproductive donation: practices, policies and bioethics (Cambridge University Press). I have also co-edited a new book with Professor Rosamund Scott, Professor Stephen Wilkinson, Professor Susan Golombok, and Professor Martin Richards, which is titled ‘Regulating Reproductive Donation’ (Cambridge University Press)(2016).
Lancaster Medical School
Lancaster, LA1 4YW