Research Director and REF Unit of Assessment Co-ordinator for Politics.
PhD, Newcastle University, 'The metaethical and ethical basis of political theory: a dual standpoint approach', 1999.
BA, Balliol College, Oxford University, Philosophy, Politics and Economics (first class), 1990.
I was Leverhulme Special Research Fellow at Newcastle University from 2001-3. In 2003, I was appointed to a Lectureship in Political Thought at Newcastle University. In 2006, I was promoted to Senior Lecturer. In 2012, I became Reader in Environmental Political Theory. I have previously been Head of Politics (2005-8), School Postgraduate Director (2008-10) and Politics Postgraduate Research and Taught Programmes Director (2008-10). I have also been a member of University Senate (2008-11).
I was awarded the Political Studies Association Sir Ernest Barker Prize for the Best Dissertation in Political Theory in the UK, 1999.
The ethics and politics of climate change, including theories of global climate justice, the ethics of climate policies, institutional design and climate politics, the local politics of climate change, environmental citizenship and climate change.
Political philosophy and the environment, including political liberalism and the environment, environmental justice, environmental citizenship, democracy and the environment, ecological space and global justice.
Contemporary political philosophy, including political liberalism, distributive justice, global justice, the metaethical and ethical basis of political theory.
Environmental politics, including the politics of public participation in environmental decision-making and the local politics of wind energy.
The philosophy of Thomas Nagel.
A co-authored monograph 'Global Justice and Climate Change' to be published by Oxford University Press (2013) (with Professor Simon Caney, Oxford University).
The project website is at http://www.globaljustice.eu
A short 'thinkpiece' on 'Procedural Justice and Local Climate Policy in the UK' funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation programme on 'A Socially Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy and Society'.
The project website is at http://www.climatefairness.com
Lindsay Palmer - The socio-political and technical dynamics of mine water remediation. (ESRC/NERC funded studentship - completed 2008.)
Karen Scott - Promoting well being: community participation, quality of life indicators and sustainability. (ESRC CASE studentship with Blyth Valley Borough Council - completed 2009).
Martyn Griffin - Defending internal deliberation. (ESRC studentship - completed 2010).
Chi-Lun Huang - Environmental justice in Taiwan: the case of nuclear waste and public participation.
Joanne Swaffield - Discourses of climate change: climate champions, corporations and behaviour change (School funded studentship).
Gillian Nelson - China and Climate Justice
I am happy to supervise students in contemporary political philosophy and environmental politics.
Procedural Justice and Local Climate Policy in the UK - Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2011, c.£8k.
Global Justice and Climate Change - AHRC Research Leave. 2007-8. c.£30k
Global Justice and the Environment - AHRC (with Professor Simon Caney, Oxford). 2004-7. c.£259k
Deliberating the Environment - ESRC Science in Society Programme (with Jan Deckers, Tim Gray, Mary Brennan and Nicola Thompson, Newcastle). 2003-4. c.£45k
Citizenship and the Environment - ESRC Seminar Series (with Professor Andrew Dobson, Keele). 2003-5. c.£15k
Political Liberalism and the Environment - Leverhulme Special Research Fellowship. 2001-3. c.£28k
I will teach an MA module POL8046 Global Justice and Climate Change in semester 1 of 2012-13.