I hold a DPhil (doctorate) in Political Theory from the University of Oxford, and have held postdoctoral positions at Goethe University Frankfurt and the University of Colorado Boulder. My research interests are primarily in applied ethics and political philosophy. My postdoctoral work largely focused on how state actors should prevent terrorist threats, and a book on this topic – The Ethics of Counterterrorism – came out with Routledge in 2018. Before moving to Stockholm, I was a Research Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, where I worked with public sector organizations in investigating the ethical issues surrounding emerging military technologies.

My current research seeks to answer the question of how states can pursue security both effectively and ethically, especially at a time when governments are increasingly turning to AI systems and private companies to protect their citizens. Among other things, I plan to investigate: the ethics of deploying lethal autonomous weapons systems in armed conflicts, the moral problems with using algorithms to make decisions in the criminal justice system, as well as more conceptual questions concerning how we should understand "security". Some initial findings from this work will be presented in my paper 'Who is Responsible for Killer Robots: Autonomous Weapons, Group Agency, and the Military-Industrial Complex', forthcoming in the Journal of Applied Philosophy.

I will be teaching in moral and political philosophy. This term, I will be teaching on the modules 'Normative Ethics' (Practical Philosophy 1), 'Political Philosophy' (PPE).