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Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Philosophy, University of Guelph, Canada




I'm an Adjunct Faculty member with the Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph, and I also teach at the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College. I'm a Fellow with the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and have an active research portfolio.

I am also a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). You can access my counselling site here:

  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Waterloo (Canada)

  • MA, Philosophy, University of Guelph (Canada)

  • BA, Philosophy, University of Guelph (Canada)

  • MA, Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University (Canada, candidate)

  • Certificate: Environmental Citizenship, University of Guelph

  • Certificate: Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation, University of Toronto

  • Certificate: Mindfulness Informed End of Life Care, University of Toronto

Areas of Focus and Research

I've been teaching for almost 20 years at the University and College levels and have designed and written multiple online and distance education courses in philosophy, environmental ethics and environmental studies and other topics in the humanities and social sciences. I've published two books in the area of animal ethics and have another manuscript under contract (due out 2023).

  • Ethics and Ethical Theory

  • Animal Agency, Autonomy and Selfhood

  • Applied Ethics, including Animal, Environmental, Business, Livestock and Media

  • Eco and Climate Anxiety and Grief



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