I am interested in issues in moral psychology, but work in other areas as well, often from an interdisciplinary point of view. I believe that empathy is important for moral development and agency, though I am still trying to tease out its exact role. My interest in philosophy of psychiatry has helped me to discuss topics in what could be called moral psychopathology. I recently published the entry on “Empathy in Ethics” for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. I work at the University of Liverpool.
Neil Roughley and I have co-edited two volumes that are relevant for the project: On Moral Sentimentalism (Cambridge Scholars 2014) and Forms of Fellow Feeling (Cambridge University Press 2018).
A perhaps ironic twist of fate has led us to pursue career paths in the home country of the other.