I am a PhD student in the St Andrews & Stirling Graduate Programme in Philosophy. My current main research focus is in contemporary moral theory, particularly in Consequentialist ethics in collective action problems.
In my Ph.D. dissertation, I develop a response to a number of challenges that arise when we ask what individuals ought to do with regard to moral problems on a global scale (see the dissertation summary). I am also particularly interested in metaethics, applied ethics and social and political philosophy (next to being curious about pretty much anything philosophical). My currently research in moral theory is motivated by a "real-world" concern particularly about climate change, global poverty, and political oppression, and I plan to do more applied and policy-oriented research in the near future.
Next to being a PhD student in St Andrews and Stirling, I have also been visiting PhD student in Princeton and Oxford in the second year of my PhD program. Before starting my PhD studies I received an M.Litt. in philosophy from the Universities of St Andrews and Stirling, with a dissertation on the problem of intertemporal choice for Consequentialist ethics. Prior to this, I received a B.A. equivalent in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Kiel, where I also worked as a research assistant in climate change modeling and wage inequality analysis.