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Staff Profile

Dr Andrew Walton

Lecturer in Political Philosophy


Dr Andrew Walton is a 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:

  • Global justice, with particular reference to trade, migration, and democracy
  • Liberal-egalitarian and socialist thought
  • Questions of justice in public policy, particularly housing policy, and also tax, the provision of public and social services, the regulation of euthanasia and assisted dying, drug control, and the concept of fraternity

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, ranging from immigration to assisted dying to labour market regulation and the welfare state.  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