I'm Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, University of
Bristol. I've been at Bristol since 1988.
Previous locations include the
University of Essex, the LSE and Magdalen College Oxford. I teach
political philosophy, though I've been known to lecture on philosophy
social science and even on Descartes.
I was recently (2007-9) President of the Rousseau Association and organized the Association's 2011 Colloquium.
from that, my main research interests are in modern social contract
theory, in theories of justice (especially global distributive justice, including issues concerning territory and migration) and in public justification.
In 2005/6 I was the holder of a British Academy Senior Research Fellowship to work on topics in global justice. Together with Cara Nine of University College, Cork, I'm was holder of a network award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) and the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, to work on topic involving territory and justice.
Outside of professional life, I'm active around rights for migrants and asylum seekers, particularly through Migrant Rights Centre Bristol. I am also a keen photographer, and you can access my Flickr stream by clicking on the grid of photos above.