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I am happy to supervise on most areas of global ethics. I am especially interested in gender justice, bioethics, race justice, relational autonomy, and conflict.


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I joined the department as a lecturer in 2014, and was a teaching fellow here in 2013/14. Before that I worked as a consultant in industry.

Research interests

My research broadly addresses the theme of difficult choices in oppressive contexts, from a feminist and critical race perspective. I am interested in structural barriers that constrain particular groups, as well as the parameters of agency, such as resistance to oppression, within such contexts. As a philosopher who works in global ethics, I am drawn to applied ethics issues that extend beyond the nation state, that require a cross-disciplinary approach, and that particularly affect marginalised groups. More specifically, my research interests are threefold:

  1. Deradicalisation and relational autonomy. I work on the representation of women who are involved in violent groups and develop ways in which to better understand their agency using feminist conceptions of autonomy.
  2. Global bioethics. I work on the ethics of global surrogacy contracts, of the commodification of bodies, of genetic selection for non-disease traits such as skin colour, and of health provision. 
  3. Global gender and race justice. I am beginning to think more about global issues where gender and race intersect, including mental health, reparations, and identity.    

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Surrogacy UK

Jul 2018 → …

Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Jun 2016Jan 2021


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