Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & McDonald Scholar

I am a Canadian (born and raised in Estevan, Saskatchewan) whose scholarly work tends to be found at the intersections of theology, philosophy, and medicine/health care. At present, I am the Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and McDonald Scholar in the Columbia Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons. I am also a Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Research Associate at Vancouver School of Theology, and Fellow with the James M Houston Centre for Humanity & the Common Good at Regent College.

Previously, I was the McDonald Postdoctoral Fellow in Christian Ethics and Public Life with the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life at the University of Oxford. I was also a humanities and healthcare fellow with a Wellcome Trust ISSF funded project, 'Advancing medical professionalism: integrating humanities teaching in the University of Oxford's medical school'. In addition to these recent roles, my academic background includes training in theology, bioethics and health policy, and applied physiology.

I owe a great deal to those scholars who've invested their time and energy into my academic formation, including Professors John C McDowell, Terry Lovat, Archie Spencer, Cad Dennehy, Carole Schneider (1950-2013), and Douglas Miller. 

Feel free to reach out through the email link above.