Selected publications; for a complete list, see my Google Scholar profile.


(with Stuart Nicholls and Garrath Williams). Childhood Obesity: Ethical and Policy Issues. Oxford University Press, 2014. [e-book]

Journal articles

(with Nicholas B. King). Out of alignment? Limitations of the Global Burden of Disease in Assessing the Allocation of Global Health Aid. Public Health Ethics, forthcoming.

Testimonial injustice and speakers’ duties. Journal of Social Philosophy, forthcoming. [pre-print]

Distributive equality, relational equality, and preferences about higher education. Theory and Research in Education 2017, 15(2), 109-128. [pre-print]

Too poor to say no? Health incentives and disadvantaged populations. Journal of Medical Ethics 2017, 43(3), 162-166. [pre-print]

(with Kalle Grill). The case for banning cigarettes. Journal of Medical Ethics 2016, 42(5), 293-301. Contribution to mini-symposium, with responses by Sarah Conly, Daniel Halliday and Jessica Flanigan.

Smoking norms and the regulation of e-cigarettes. American Journal of Public Health 2015, 105(10), 1967-1972.

(with Gry Wester). Relational equality and health. Social Philosophy and Policy 2015, 31(2), 204-229. [pre-print]

(with Adina Preda). The social determinants of health: why should we care? American Journal of Bioethics 2015, 15(3), 25-36. [pre-print] [responses and our rejoinder]

(with Nicholas B. King). Disability weights in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study: Two steps forward, one step back? Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2014, 92, 226–228.

(with Harald Schmidt and Ezekiel Emanuel). The ethics of not hiring smokers. New England Journal of Medicine 2013, 368(15), 1369-1371.

Appeals to individual responsibility for health: reconsidering the luck egalitarian perspective. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2013, 22(2), 146-158. Please note that the published version includes a number of unapproved changes (see erratum). [pre-print]

Nonsmoker and ‘Nonnicotine’ Hiring Policies: The Implications of Employment Restrictions for Tobacco Control. American Journal of Public Health 2012, 102(11), 2013-2018. [pre-print]

Incentives, health promotion and equality. Health Economics, Policy and Law 2012, 7(3), 263-283. [pre-print]

Smoking and social justice. Public Health Ethics 2010, 3(2), 91-106.

(with Harald Schmidt and Daniel Wikler). Carrots, sticks and health care reform – problems with wellness incentives. New England Journal of Medicine 2010, 362(2), e3(1)-e3(3).

Individual choice and unequal participation in higher education. Theory and Research in Education 2007, 5(1), 87-112. [pre-print]

The Harshness Objection: is luck egalitarianism too harsh on the victims of option luck? Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 2007, 10(4), 389-407. [pre-print]

Book chapters

Ethics, public health and tobacco. In Anna Mastroianni, Jeffrey Kahn and Nancy Kass (eds.), Handbook of Public Health Ethics. Oxford University Press, forthcoming. [pre-print]

Paternalism and equality. In Thomas Schramme (ed.), New Perspectives on Paternalism and Health Care. Amsterdam: Springer, 2015, pp. 87-100. [pre-print]

‘If you smoke, you stink.’ Denormalisation strategies for the improvement of health-related behaviours: the case of tobacco. In Daniel Strech, Irene Hirschberg and Georg Marckmann (eds.), Ethics in Public Health and Health Policy: Concepts, Methods, Case Studies. Amsterdam: Springer, 2013, pp. 47-61. [pre-print]

Measuring global health. In Patti Tamara Lenard and Christine Straehle (eds.), Global Justice and Health Inequalities. Edinburgh University Press, 2012, pp. 139-156. [pre-print]