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Lecturer in Medical Ethics, Lancaster University

I am a philosopher and I work on theoretical and applied issues in moral and political philosophy. My work currently focuses on the ethics of reproduction (especially the ethics of the donation of reproductive materials). I am currently conducting research on a number of topics in the field of reproduction /reproductive donation, including:
- gamete and embryo donation;
- mitochondrial replacement techniques / mitochondrial donation (aka 'three person IVF');
- artificial gametes/in-vitro derived gametes;
- ectogenesis.

Other related technologies I am researching include:
- organoids;
- biofabrication;
- CRISPR (gene editing).

I am also carrying out theoretical philosophical research on themes of:
- trust;
- hope;
- privacy vs information sharing;
- identity;
- the nature of children's welfare;
- the value of genetic relatedness;
- the value/significance of genetic information.


  • 2017–present
    Lecturer, Lancaster University
  • 2013–2016
    Research associate, King's College London


  • 2014 
    University of Cambridge, PhD
  • 2009 
    New York University , MA
  • 2008 
    University of Toronto, Hons. BSc