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Assistant Professor in Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore

I am a philosopher by training, specializing in applied ethics. I have published on a variety of topics in that area, including research ethics, food ethics, human enhancement, and in vitro fertilization. Other interests include clinical ethics, social and political philosophy, politics, and journalism ethics. I previously blogged at Oxford's Practical Ethics in the News, and run the CENTRESBlog at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore (

The views and opinions I express are my own and do not represent the views and opinions of the National University of Singapore or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates.


  • –present
    Research Fellow in Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore
  • 2014–2015
    Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neuroethics, Oxford Centre for Neuroethics
  • 2008–2010
    Pre-doctoral Fellow, Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center


  • 2014 
    University of Oxford, DPhil
  • 2012 
    University of Oxford, BPhil
  • 2008 
    Princeton University, BA


  • 2015
    Direct vs. Indirect Moral Enhancement, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
  • 2015
    Should Double Embryo Transfer be Banned? , Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
  • 2014
    The Ethics of Producing In Vitro Meat, Journal of Applied Philosophy
  • 2014
    Autonomy and Enhancement, Neuroethics
  • 2012
    Informing egg donors of the potential for embryonic research: a survey of consent forms from U.S. in vitro fertilization clinics, Fertility and Sterility
  • 2010
    The Right to Withdraw from Research, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
  • 2009
    The Obligation to Participate in Biomedical Research, Journal of the American Medical Association

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    HSS Seed Fund: Integrating Ethics Policy in Precision Genomics
    Project Coordinator
    Funding Source:
    National University of Singapore