I am currently a PhD candidate in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at Melbourne University. As an eternal student I have qualifications and expertise in Communications (Journalism and PR), Professional and Applied Ethics, Counselling, Criminology and IT. In the before (pre-children), I worked in IT—at a time when women in the industry were few and far between—and have been actively involved with the internet since the mid 1990s. My love of learning has led me to continually study since the birth of my first child, 16 years ago, and, now, I finally know what I want to be when I grow up! As a philosopher, I am able to feed my insatiable appetite for knowledge. I can ask all kinds of questions and explore all kinds of topics, and, hopefully, make a contribution to the collective of human knowledge.
My passions are many and varied. Beyond my love of tech, interest in how people tick, and, penchant for writing, I take an active interest in politics, social justice,primary and secondary education, and the Philosophy for Children (P4C) movement. I am a mother of two wonderful children, and in my leisure time I enjoy visiting art galleries, being creative, gardening, and I love a good op-shop!
Drawing upon my passions, my current research in philosophy focuses on the ethics of emerging military technologies; my Masters thesis investigated post-war moral obligations arising from the Drone War in Pakistan, and, I am currently investigating the ethics of Cyber and Information Warfare. My broader research interests include technoethics, applied ethics, moral philosophy, political philosophy—particularly distributive justice—and philosophy of education.