I’m associate professor of philosophy at Deakin University, in Melbourne, Australia.

I’ve previously held fellowships at the University of Hertfordshire, the University of Copenhagen, and St Olaf College, Minnesota.

My work sits at the intersections of the Continental and Analytic traditions, with research interests in 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy, personal identity, narrative selfhood, moral psychology, death and remembrance, and philosophy of religion. A particular focus of my work has been bringing Kierkegaard into dialogue with contemporary analytic philosophy of personal identity and moral psychology, as well as exploring temporal and perspectival aspects of the question of selfhood.

I’m a regular contributor to New Philosopher, and my writing  appears in outlets including Meanjin, The ConversationABC Ethics and Religion, and the Ethics Centre. I’ve also produced ABC Radio National documentaries for The History Listen and several episodes of The Philosopher’s Zone. I’m half of “The Philosopher and the Shrink” (alongside Rob Selzer) each month on Evenings with David Astle on ABC Melbourne.

I live in Melbourne with Jessica and our two daughters, and spend a lot of time in Central Victoria too. My hobbies include being bad at guitar, worse at octave mandolin, and having a variety of inadvisable pets.


  • PhD in Philosophy, University of Melbourne (conferred August 2006). Thesis: “The Concept of ‘Interest’ in Kierkegaard’s Moral Psychology”
  • BA Hons., University of Melbourne, 1999 (conferred March 2000). Honors Thesis: “Willing, Choosing, Leaping: Self and Affirmation in Kierkegaard and Nietzsche”
  • Postgraduate  Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Hertfordshire, 2011

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