Hi there! I’m an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. I am a philosopher by training, but also have a Bachelor’s degree in physics with a minor in the history and philosophy of science; and a Masters degree in medical ethics including clinical epidemiology and qualitative research methods. I’m a 2020-2023 Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar, and was a 2015 Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative Fellow.
My work is loosely on ethics, national security, and emerging technologies. My first sole-authored book, The Ethics of Neuroscience and National Security, will be published by Routledge in May 2021. I’ve also got a book on public health ethics, called War on All Fronts: A Theory of Just Health Security, under contract with MIT Press. I’ve published in a bunch of places, which you can find in my publications tab.
My current projects are on autonomous vehicles (2017-2021), the ethics of performance enhancement in the military (2020-2024). I am also conducting work at my university to revise our mechanical engineering curriculum (2020-2022).
Before I joined UMass Lowell, I completed postdoctoral work in medical ethics and health policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. I’ve also worked at the Monash Bioethics Centre, The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australian Defence Force Academy, and the University of Exeter. In 2013, I served as a policy officer with the Australian Department of Health and Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.
If you’d like to come work with me: if you’re a researcher looking to collaborate, send me an email. If you’re looking for work, please check my “reverse cover letter” for notices about current opportunities.