Doug is a research fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics where he works on the Wellcome Trust project, ‘Individual Responsibility and Healthcare’, and as part of the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics. His research interests include moral psychology, bioethics, neuroethics, and applied philosophy, particularly in relation to addiction and psychiatry.
His PhD (Macquarie University, Sydney) was part of the ARC Discovery Project, ‘Addiction, moral identity and moral agency’, and drew on first-hand accounts of addiction to argue that self-narratives have an influence on self-governance.
Prior to accepting the position at the Uehiro Centre, Doug worked as a research fellow at Charles Sturt University on the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project, ‘Conscience and conscientious objection in healthcare.’
Doug has taught a range of moral psychology and ethics courses, and he will contribute to teaching the Philosophy of Psychiatry & Mental Health module in a new Masters in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford.