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I am a Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at MANCEPT, University of Manchester. I am interested in all areas of contemporary normative political theory, with special interests in the following areas:
- theories of social/distributive justice and equality. 
- liberalism and republicanism
- global justice
- political theory of the welfare state, property-owning democracy, and liberal/democratic socialism
- self-respect and other self-evaluative attitudes.

Activities and esteem

Lectures and conference activity

External plenary lectures 

Invited lecture on “Property-Owning Democracy and the Welfare State as Social Systems”, Nova Institute of Philosophy, New University of Lisbon, September 2016

Invited lecture, Centre for Social Policy, University of Bremen, June 2016

Invited talk, Conference on Democracy, Identity, European Integration, Symposium on Property-Owning Democracy, University of Rijeka, November 2013

Invited talk, Conference on Rawls and Property-Owning Democracy, University of Zurich, June 2012

Invited talk, V Seminario de Ecologia Politica, Havana 2008.


Presentation of academic conference papers in the UK and internationally 


Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Congress, Montreal, June 2018.

American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, Baltimore, January 2017

VI Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy, University of Minho, Braga, June 2015

Conference on Dignity, Respect, and Self-Respect, University of Bologna 2014

Conference on “Distributive Justice and Health”, University of Minho, Braga, October 2011

ECPR General Conference, Reykjavik, August 2011.

International Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy, University of Pavia, September 2006



London Graduate Moral and Political Philosophy Workshop, UCL, January 2007

Association of Legal and Social Philosophy (ALSP) Conference, University College  Dublin, June 2006;

Warwick Graduate Conference in Political Theory, University of Warwick, February 2006


Other presentations of note:


 “Relational Equality and Relational Autonomy”, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 26-28 April 201

Faculty Seminar, University of Georgetown, School of Foreign Services, Qatar, February/March 201

“Justice: Patterns, Thresholds, Limits”, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, 31 January/1 February 2019

Philosophy Research Seminar, University of Bergen, Norway, 8 May 2018

Comparative Political Economy Colloquium, University of Bergen, Norway, 7 May 2018

Political Theory Colloquium, University of Frankfurt, June 2017

Philosophy and Public Affairs Colloquium, University of Amsterdam, May 2017

Centre for Ethics Colloquium, University of Zurich, April 2016

Colloquium for the Cultural Sciences, University of Konstanz, June 2012

Jerusalem Forum for Political Philosophy, Hebrew University Jerusalem, January 2012

Max Weber Programme Lustrum Conference, European University Institute, July 2011

Mercoledi Filosofici, Political Philosophy Colloquium, University of Pavia, February 2009



Workshop on Recent Developments in Philosophy of Political Economy, York, Department of Philosophy, 20 February 2018

LSE Polititical Philosophy Seminar, October 2016

Centre for Ethics, Law, and Public Affairs, University of Warwick, February 2013

Centre for Citizenship, Globalization, and Governance, University of Southampton, February 2013

King’s College Legal Philosophy Colloquium, London, December 2010

Nuffield College Political Theory Workshop, University of Oxford, November 2010

Nuffield College Political Theory Workshop, University of Oxford, October 2007



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 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Work and Equalities Institute


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