I am more than happy to supervise PG students on the following areas:
- Ethical theories
- Practical reason, reasons, and value theory
- Free will, moral responsibility and personal Identity
- Well-being and happiness
- Political philosophy
- Realism and anti-realism debates
- Early modern philosophy
- Some areas of applied ethics such as population ethics and the ethics of climate change
I have supervised Masters dissertations on topics such as egoism, the Euthyphro contrast, animal ethics, ethics of parenting, human enhancement, panpsychism, the meaning of life, and so on. I am also currently a supervisor for nine PhD students: Casey Elliott (attributivism in metaethics), Dane Kirby (Iris Murdoch and love), David Hunt (error theory and relativism), Helen Ryland (human rights and marginal cases), Joe Adams (desert - co-supervised with Christopher Woodard at Nottingham), Man Him Ip (evolutionary debunking arguments), Sorin Sabou (Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics), and Xiao Chang (moral judgments and motivation).
My previous PhD students include:
- Matthew Owen (Aristotle and Philosophy of Mind, completed in June 2018)
- Lauren Traczykowski (The Ethics of Natural Disaster Interventions, completed in August 2017)
- Sabrina Intelisano (Happiness and Imprisonment, completed in November 2016)
- Reza Mosmer (The Tractatus Paradox, completed in June 2013)
Find out more - our PhD Philosophy page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.