I am an associate professor of philosophy at Boston University, and I work on topics in ethics and epistemology. 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 late 2015. I am also the editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity.
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 philosophy for a year at the University of Hong Kong, before heading to Oxford.