Curriculum Vitae (pdf)





University of Oxford                                                         2013 - 2018

      DPhil, Philosophy, Jul 2018 (date awarded)

University of Ottawa                                                          2009 - 2012

      MA, Philosophy, Mar 2012

Trinity Western University                                                   2004 - 2009

      BA with Great Distinction, Philosophy, Sep 2009


Freie Universität Berlin                                                        Jun - Jul 2014

      Intermediate German language course (B1)

Areas of Research:


Specialization: Modern Philosophy (Kant), Ethics, Moral Psychology

Competence: Political Philosophy, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, Applied Ethics, Ancient Philosophy

      (Plato, Aristotle, Stoics), History of Analytic Philosophy (20th Century, Frege), Philosophy of Religion

DPhil ThesisKant and Moral Character; supervisor: Ralph Walker; co-supervisor: Alison Hills;

      examiners: Angela Breitenbach and Thomas Sinclair; thesis passed examination with no corrections

MA ThesisKant and Moral Responsibility; supervisor: Andrew Brook

Academic Work Experience:​



Research Assistant Professor                                                                                   Sep 2020 - Present

   Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong

      Research-based appointment with some teaching duties.

Associate                                                                                                          Sep 2019 - Present

   Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford 

Faculty Member (Limited Term Appointment)                                                               Sep 2019 - Aug 2020

   University of the Fraser Valley 

      Full instructor of undergraduate courses; included designing course content, giving lectures,

      and grading student assignments; courses taught include: History of Analytic Philosophy; 

      Knowledge and Reality; Critical Thinking

Sessional Instructor                                                                                              Jan 2019 - Aug 2019

   University of the Fraser Valley 

      Full instructor of undergraduate courses; included designing course content, giving lectures,

      and grading student assignments.

Tutor in Philosophy and Public Policy                                                                                     Sep 2018 - Dec 2018

   Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

      Lead seminars and grade work of Masters of Public Policy students, on ethics and political

      philosophy as it pertains to public policy.

Tutor in Ethics; Tutor in Aristotle                                                                                              Apr 2018 - Dec 2018

   Worcester College, Oxford

      Lead tutorials on ethics and Aristotle courses, respectively.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award                                                                                               Oct 2017 - Sep 2018

   Philosophical Fellowship Fund, University of Oxford

      Conduct postdoctoral research in philosophy; the PFF was established in 1941 through the

      terms of the will of Charles Augustus Strong; the three original trustees were Bertrand Russell,

      G.E. Moore, and Julian Huxley; current trustees are Adrian Moore and Nicholas Bunnin.

Junior Dean                                                                                                                            Sep 2015 - Aug 2018

   University College, Oxford

      Liaise with Dean, Head Porter, and college staff to enforce college 

      regulations; take initiative to provide welfare support to students, 

      maintain good order in college, and respond to emergencies.

Tutor in Kant                                                                                                                           Apr 2018 - Jun 2018

   Brasenose College, Oxford

      Lead tutorials on the philosophy of Kant.

Lecture Course in Moral Psychology                                                                                        Feb 2018 - Mar 2018

  Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford

      Designed a lecture course I titled Key Topics in Moral Psychology; delivered for the Faculty

      of Philosophy in Winter 2018. 

Seminar Leader                                                                                                                      Sep 2017 - Dec 2017

   Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

     Similar to role as Tutor in Philosophy and Public Policy, described above.

Tutor                                                                                                                                       Feb 2015

   Lincoln College, Oxford

      Invited to lecture on Kant’s ethics.

Honorary Lecturer                                                                                                                   Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

   Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

      Involved advising and tutoring groups of medical students in the ethics of doctor-patient

      communication, healthcare systems, and bioethics.

Instructor in Philosophy                                                                                                           Sept 2011 - Aug 2013

   Department of Philosophy, Trinity Western University

      Full instructor of undergraduate courses; included designing course content, giving lectures,

      and grading student assignments; courses taught include: 

            Contemporary Ethical Issues

            Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason

            Critical Thinking

            Introduction to Logic

            Introduction to Philosophy

Teaching Assistant                                                                                                                   Sept 2009 - Apr 2011

   Department of Philosophy, University of Ottawa

      Courses assisted with include:

            Philosophical Issues in Healthcare


            Business Ethics



Kant’s Intellectualist Account of Habit and Moral Education”                                                   Forthcoming

       Chapter in Habit and the History of Philosophy edited by Jeremy Dunham 

       et. al. Abingdon: Routledge

Educating for British Values: Kant’s Philosophical Roadmap for Cosmopolitan                      Jan 2017

      Character Education

       Policy Futures in Education Volume 15, Issue 1

Compassion and the Moral Law”                                                                                             Jun 2016

       Dalai Lama Centre Oxford prize essay (see above)

       Published online:

Conference Presentations:​



Weaknesses of Will: Philosophical Reflections on St Paul’s Body of Death”                              Jun 2019

      Philosophy of Religion Study Group, Tyndale Fellowship Conference, 

      Tyndale House, Cambridge

Kant’s Neglected Account of Habit and Moral Character”                                                       Apr 2018

       British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Conference, Durham University, Durham 

Change of Heart, Character, and Weakness of Will: Resolving a Puzzle                           May 2017

      in Kant’s Moral Psychology

       Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Ryerson University, Toronto

Education as Character Formation in Kant’s Pedagogy and Anthropology”                               Jun 2016

      Kant and Moral Psychology, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

Situationism and Kantian Moral Character”                                                                             May 2015

      Leuven Kant Conference, KU (Katholieke Universiteit) Leuven

Kant on the Foundations of Moral Character” (by invitation)                                                        Mar 2015

      Ivanov School of Leaders Alumni Association, Skopje

Kantian Ethics and Rational Faith” (by invitation)                                                                         Mar 2015

      Sts Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje

Kantian Metaethics and the Problem of Value”                                                                          Jul 2014

      Understanding Value Graduate Conference, University of Sheffield

Kant on the Education of Emotion in the Lectures on Pedagogy”                                                Jun 2014

      Critical Pedagogies and Philosophies of Education, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool

Moral Worth, Emotion, and Practical Wisdom: Kant’s Aristotelian Dispositions”                        Jun 2014

      Conference of the Affections and Ethics Network of the                                  

      University of Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

Kant on Moral Worth and Emotion”                                                                                          Feb 2014

      North Carolina Philosophical Society, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Active and Passive Euthanasia: Defining the Doctor’s Role”                                                       Mar 2011

      Philopolis Graduate Conference, McGill University

Massive Modularity and Theory of Mind”                                                          

      Graduate Conference, University of Ottawa                                                                                Mar 2010

      Graduate Conference, Dominican University College                                                                    Feb 2010

Scholarships and Awards:​


SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship*                                                                                                    2014 - 2018

   Amount: $80, 000

   *These are government awards; SSHRC is the Social Sciences and 

   Humanities Research Council of the Government of Canada 

SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship*

   Doctoral Level (declined for international university)

   Amount: $105, 000

1st Place, Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion Oxford Essay Competition                                   2016

   Essay title: “Compassion and the Moral Law”

SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship*                                          2009 - 2010

   Master’s Level

   Amount: $17, 000

University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship                                                                             2009 - 2011

   Amount: $32, 476

President’s Award, Trinity Western University                                                                             2004 - 2008

   Amount: $30, 000

Elected Valedictorian of Graduating Class                                                                                2003

   Rick Hansen Secondary School, Abbotsford, Canada


Committee and Other Work Experience:


Associate, The Oxford Character Project                                                                                   Sep 2020 - Present

Research Group Member, The Arts of Leading Research Group,                                                Oct 2016 - Dec 2018

      University of Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and Oxford Character Project

Workshop Leader and Facilitator, The Character of Leadership Forum,                                       Jun 2018

      University of Hong Kong; collaboration between University of Hong Kong Social Sciences Faculty

      and Oxford Character Project; led workshop on “Thought Leadership: Lessons from Philosophy”

Facilitator, Learning to Lead Forum, London School of Economics;                                              Feb 2018

      London School of Economics; collaboration between Oxford Character Project and LSE Life

Summer School Administrator, City University of Hong Kong;                                                     Jul - Aug 2017 &  Jul - Aug 2016

      summer program in law, based at University College, Oxford               

Student Host (Assistant), Summit Education Enterprise;                                                                Jan - Aug 2017

      local host to visiting students from across China (casual work)

Panelist and Facilitator, The Character of Leadership Forum, University of Hong Kong                Mar 2017

Content Consultant, Oxford Character Project                                                                           Sep 2014 - 2015

Co-Convener, Faculty of Philosophy DPhil Seminar, University of Oxford                                    Oct 2014 - Jun 2015

Committee Member, Oxford Philosophy Graduate Conference, University of Oxford                  Sep - Nov 2015

Reviewer, Oxford Philosophy Graduate Conference, University of Oxford                                   Nov 2015 & Nov 2014

Ethicist, Behavioral Research Ethics Board, University of British Columbia                                 Nov 2012 - Sep 2013

Committee Member, Graduate Journal in Philosophy, University of Ottawa                                 2010 - 2011



Research and teaching references available on request

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