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I am associate professor at McGill. I have been working in lovely Montreal since 2007. Before that, I had worked as research fellow at University College, Oxford (2003-6); Harvard University (2006-7); and Melbourne University (2007-8). I am lucky enough to have visiting posts at nice places: Universite Catholique de Louvain (2004); University of Stockholm (2006, 2009, 2013); University of Tokyo (2009); St Anne's College, Oxford (2010); New York University (2011); Fondation Brocher, Hermance (2012, 2014); College d'Etudes Mondiales, Paris (2013); Waseda University (2013-4); and Corpus Christi College, Oxford (2014). In May and June 2015, I will be visiting Hebrew University of Jerusalem as a Lady Davis visiting professor.

The area of my research is moral philosophy. More specifically, I work on axiology and its applicaitons to public policy.

I have published three monographs: Moral Aggregation (Oxford University Press, 2014); Egalitarianism (Routledge, 2014); and The Ethics of Health Care Rationing (co-authored with Greg Bognar, Routledge, 2014). I am also at the final stage of publishing two edited volumes: The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory (Oxford University Press, 2015) with Jonas Olson; and Weighing and Reasoning: A Festschrift for John Broome (Oxford University Press, 2015) with Andrew Reisner.

I am now working on two book-length projects: Equal Lives, and Analytical Environmental Ethics: Axiological Approach.

EgalitarianismThe Ethics of Health Care Rationing