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 am a former (2007-9) President of the Rousseau Association and organized the Association's 2011 Colloquium.
from Rousseau, 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.
My current research project is a monograph on justice and migration.
Together with Cara Nine of University College, Cork, I 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 and the network's web resources are available from this page.
Outside of professional life, I'm active around rights for refugees and asylum seekers, particularly through Bristol Refugee Rights, a charity which I serve as trustee. I am also a keen photographer, and you can access my Flickr stream by clicking on the grid of photos above.
Readers in North America can buy it here.
Use the search boxes below to order anything from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com (scroll down). Any referral fees I thereby earn will be
Bristol Refugee Rights.