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 the University of Oxford. I have authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews, as well as a monograph, Knowing Better, published by Oxford University Press in 2015. I am also the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity (OUP 2018), and a co-editor, with Roger Crisp, of History of Ethics: Essential Readings with Commentary (Wiley 2019).
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 in the countryside just outside of Perth, Western Australia. I attended Murdoch University as an undergraduate, where I first pursued a degree in Chinese Studies. As part of this degree program, I spent a year studying 普通话 Chinese in the People's Republic of China. After completing a second undergraduate degree, in philosophy, I taught for a year at the University of Hong Kong, before heading to Oxford for my graduate studies.