I am an associate professor of philosophy at Boston University. Here you will find information about my research and teaching, as well as a curriculum vitae and contact details. Before I began my present job in 2008, I was a research fellow at the Australian National University, and, before that, I was a graduate student at Oxford University. I have authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews, as well as a book, Knowing Better, published by Oxford University Press in 2015. I am also the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity, published in 2018.
Writing about philosophical ideas and arguments, teaching, and other professional tasks take up much of my time, but I also enjoy photography, travel, and contemporary jazz music.
I was born in Sydney, and grew up just outside of Perth, Western Australia. I attended Murdoch University as an undergraduate, and first chose to pursue a degree in Chinese Studies. As part of this degree program, I spent a year studying at Hangzhou University, in the People's Republic of China. After completing a second undergraduate degree, in philosophy, I taught the subject for a year at the University of Hong Kong, before heading to Oxford to continue my studies.