Summary: My thesis focusses on animal rights with the aim of examining various points of contact between normative theory and animal ethics.
PhD Thesis Title: Committing to Animal Rights: At All Costs?
Supervisors: Dr Gerald Lang and Dr Rob Lawlor
Moral theory; Applied Ethics; Political Philosophy
I am able to study for a PhD thanks to receiving a scholarship from the University of Leeds.
- MLitt Philosophy, University of St Andrews, 2013
- BA Philosophy (1st Class Honours), Queens University Belfast, 2012
- University of Leeds 110 Anniversary Research Scholarship (2014): Full fees and maintenance for the duration of my PhD.
- Philosophical Quarterly Bursary Award (2013): £4,000, University of St Andrews.
- Monsignor Arthur Ryan Prize (2012), awarded by the Department of Philosophy, Queens University Belfast, for producing work of the highest academic merit within my graduating year.
- The Undergraduate Awards 2012 (Philosophical Studies Category): Highly Commended Essay Award.
Regan and the Problem of the Innocent Attacker: Falling Prey to the Predation Argument:
- MANCEPT, University of Manchester, 1st-3rd September 2015.
- Worldly Matters, 6th International Graduate Conference, CEU, Budapest, 1st-2nd April 2016.
- Society for Applied Philosophy Conference, Queens University Belfast, 1st-3rd July 2016.
- PG Seminar, University of Leeds, 6th November 2015.
I am currently tutoring on:
- PHIL 1002 Introduction to Ethics.
- PHIL 1105 The Mind.
- SAPERE Level 1 Qualification: A P4C (Philosophy for Children) initiative designed to encourage philosophical enquiry and critical thinking in primary and secondary schools taught through various games and storytelling achieved after sixteen weeks of teaching.