I am a researcher at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. I wrote my doctoral dissertation on privacy. I'm mostly interested in practical ethics and political philosophy, but I have secondary interests in pretty much all branches of philosophy.
Philosophy makes one appreciate the complexity and richness of all aspects of life. Things that can be easily taken for granted or thought to be straightforward—such as language, the mere fact that we are conscious beings, or what is right and wrong—suddenly take new, unimagined, and often perplexing aspects under the lens of philosophical inquiry. Philosophy can bring back the all-too-often lost ability of feeling wonder at everything. It is also a great way of learning how to construct and identify valid arguments, and of thinking about some of the most important questions of life, such as “What is it to lead a good life?", and “What is it to act morally and how can we find this out?”