I am an Assistant Professor in the Ethics of Non-Violence at the University of Birmingham. My research lies at the intersection between political philosophy and applied ethics and my current work focuses on the ethics of personal relationships, and particularly on domestic violence.
Until recently, I was based at the Czech Academy of Sciences, and the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at the University of Hong Kong, where I also taught the courses 'Bioethics' and 'Social Contract Theories'. Prior to these posts, I completed a DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (examined by Jonathan Wolff and Andrew Williams and supervised by Tom Sinclair and Dominic Wilkinson). My doctoral research on the Question of Exclusion in Rawlsian Contractualism was funded by the Society for Applied Philosophy and the Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust. While I was at Oxford, I was a Research Assistant on the Wellcome Trust-funded project Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: An Ethical Analysis and held teaching positions at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Prior to joining Oxford, I completed an MSc in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Warwick.