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I work on methods for studying and thinking about future generations and for promoting their interests in ethical discourse and policy making. An issue of key importance for me is breaking out of traditional ways of thinking about issues such as overpopulation, the value of the future, our ability to predict distant developments and to shape policy for the long-term future in order to open up new lines of dialogue that can engage a more diverse range of stakeholders into important issues such as population ethics, existential risk and the future of our species.

I have a PhD in Philosophy from the London School of Economics and a deep interest in population ethics, in both theoretical and practical forms. I am keen to find new ways of discussing ethical issues relating to population change at the academic, policy and personal levels. I also lead work at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk on developing new methods to study existential risk and combining these with ethical analysis to produce policy proposals. I am also an advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Future Generations, an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies and a BBC New Generation Thinker. I have a PhD in Philosophy and a background in politics and policy, including as a researcher in the UK parliament and across multiple think tanks. I have twice stood as a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate. I was formerly a Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute where I worked on Population Ethics: Theory and Practice.