Allan McCay teaches at the University of Sydney Foundation Program, and University of Sydney Law School. He is also an Affiliate Member of the Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics, at Macquarie University, and a senior researcher, working on the Australian Neurolaw Database.
In past he has taught at the Law School at the University of New South Wales, and the Business School at the University of Sydney. Allan trained as a solicitor in Scotland and has also practiced in Hong Kong with the global law firm Baker McKenzie.
He is interested in behavioural genetics, neuroscience, neurotechnology, and the criminal law. His philosophical interests relate to the free will problem, philosophy of punishment and philosophy of artificial intelligence.
He has been a visiting researcher at the philosophy departments of the University of California, Riverside, the University of Stirling, and also at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Oxford University.