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I studied at the University of Oxford where I obtained a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1994), an M.Phil. (1996) and a D.Phil. in Political Philosophy (1999). I moved to Cambridge where I was a Research Fellow at Emmanuel College (1999-2001), and then joined the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Cambridge, initially as a University Assistant Lecturer, then as a Lecturer, and, from 2005, as a University Senior Lecturer. From 2001 I was also a College Teaching Fellow at St. John's College in Cambridge. I joined ICREA and the Department of Humanities at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2010.

Research lines

My research interests lie in contemporary moral and political philosophy and concern primarily egalitarianism, responsibility, family justice, the ethics of markets and well-being.