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]

Edited collections

(with Valéry Giroux and Angie Pepper). The Ethics of Animal Shelters. Oxford University Press, 2023.

(with Natalie Stoljar). Autonomy and Equality: Relational Approaches. Routledge, 2021.

Journal articles

(with Adina Preda). Shameless luck egalitarians. Journal of Social Philosophy 2023, 54(1), 41-58. [PDF]

(with Rainer Ebert, Valéry Giroux and Angie Pepper). Is Daniel a Monster? Reflections on Daniel A. Bell and Wang Pei’s ‘Subordination without Cruelty’ Thesis. Les ateliers de l’éthique/The Ethics Forum 2022, 17(1-2), 31-45.

COVID-19 Vaccination Passports: Are They a Threat to Equality? Public Health Ethics 2022, 15(1), 51–63.

(with Evrard Nahimana and Anat Rosenthal). Flashing red lights: the global implications of COVID-19 vaccination passports. BMJ Global Health 2021.

(with Angie Pepper). COVID-19 and the Future of Zoos. Les ateliers de l’éthique/The Ethics Forum 2021, 16(1), 68-87. [PDF]

Social justice, equality and primary care: (how) can ‘big data’ help? Philosophy & Technology 2019, 32(1), 57-68. [PDF]

Relational equality and the expressive dimension of state actionSocial Theory & Practice 2018, 44(3), 437-467. [PDF]

(with Nicholas B. King, Sam Harper, Meredith Young and Sarah C. Berry). The impact of social and psychological consequences of disease on judgments of disease severity: An experimental studyPLOS One 2018.

(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 2017, 10(3), 244–256.

Testimonial injustice and speakers’ dutiesJournal of Social Philosophy 2017, 48(4), 402-420. [PDF]

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

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

(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. [PDF]

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

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

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

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

(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. [PDF]

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

Book chapters

(with Natalie Stoljar). Regarding oneself as an equal. In Natalie Stoljar and Kristin Voigt (eds.), Autonomy and Equality: Relational Approaches. New York: Routledge, pp. 145-168.

Zoopolis (translated by Renan Larue). In Renan Larue (ed.), La pensée végane: 50 regards sur la condition animale. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2020, pp. 621-628. [English version]

Ethics, public health and tobacco. In Anna Mastroianni, Jeffrey Kahn and Nancy Kass (eds.), Handbook of Public Health Ethics. Oxford University Press, 2019, pp. 495-510. [PDF]

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

‘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. [PDF]

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