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Associate Professor of Philosophy, Deakin University

I'm a philosopher at Deakin University, and have previously held research fellowships in the UK, Denmark and the US.

My areas of research include personal identity, philosophy of death and remembrance, 19th and 20th century European philosophy (especially the work of Søren Kierkegaard) and moral psychology.

As well as The Conversation, I'm a regular contributor to New Philosopher and pop up from time to time on ABC Radio Melbourne, Radio National, and various other places. I'm also a freelance radio documentary producer with work appearing on RN's 'The History Listen' and 'The Philosopher's Zone'.


  • 2012–present
    Associate professor, Deakin University
  • 2010–2012
    Marie Curie Fellow, University of Hertfordshire
  • 2008–2010
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen
  • 2007–2007
    Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellow, St Olaf College, Minnesota


  • 2006 
    University of Melbourne, PhD, Philosophy


  • 2015
    Narrative, Identity, and the Kierkegaardian Self, Edinburgh University Press
  • 2015
    The Naked Self: Kierkegaard and Personal Identity, Oxford University Press
  • 2014
    Crossing the Bridge: The First-Person and Time, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
  • 2013
    Will It Be Me? Identity, Concern, and Perspective, Canadian Journal of Philosophy
  • 2012
    Philosophy has Consequences! Encouraging Metacognition and Active Learning in the Ethics Classroom, Teaching Philosophy
  • 2011
    Kierkegaard and Death, Indiana University Press
  • 2011
    Ghosts in the Machine: Do The Dead Live On In Facebook?, Philosophy and Technology
  • 2010
    Kierkegaard's Mirrors: Interest, Self, and Moral Vision, Palgrave

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Online Interactions with the Dead
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Deakin University Central Research Grants Scheme

Research Areas

  • Philosophy (2203)
  • Philosophy Of Religion (220315)
  • Philosophy Not Elsewhere Classified (220399)
  • Philosophical Psychology (Incl. Moral Psychology And Philosophy Of Action) (220311)


Australasian Association of Philosophy Media Prize, 2014