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Staff Profile

Dr Andrew Walton

Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy


Dr Andrew Walton is a Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy at Newcastle University.

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  • Associate Member, Centre for Ethics, Law, and Public Affairs, University of Warwick
  • Research Fellow, Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (Genève)

Previous positions

  • Research Fellow, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona
  • Visiting Scholar, Lund University
  • Assistant Professor in Political Theory, University of St. Gallen
  • Teaching Fellow, University College London


  • BA History & Politics, University of Warwick
  • MA Globalisation & Development, University of Warwick
  • PhD Political Theory, University of Warwick


Research Interests

My main research interests lie in three areas:

  • Trade justice and trade governance
  • Global ethics
  • Liberal-egalitarian and socialist thought
  • Housing policy, with particular reference to social integration
  • Normative issues in public and social service provision

Current Work

Presently, I have two main projects ongoing:

  • Justice in Public Policy - In this research, I use of methods and ideas drawn from moral philosophy to enhance the quality of public political debate on a range of contemporary policy issues. Past work has explored issues in labour market regulation and the welfare state, while current work explores housing policy, particularly around the state provision of accommodation and the role of housing in social integration. Recent and ongoing work in the area:

Postgraduate Supervision

I would be interested in supervising postgraduate research in any of the areas listed under my research interests and more generally across the terrain of domestic or global political philosophy. 


Undergraduate Teaching 

POL2090: Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion: Social Issues in Contemporary Political Philosophy