I joined the Open University in 1998, as Staff Tutor and Lecturer in Philosophy in the South East Region. I've written on my major teaching topic: political philosophy, from Level One (on Cultural Exemptions) to the MA in Philosophy which I now co-chair with Derek Matravers. So my main area of teaching is political philosophy: political obligation, distributive and global justice, and I maintain an interest in Marx and Aristotle who were the topic of my doctoral dissertation and first book. I'm very interested in rules, and breaking them, and in difficult actions, and failing at them. This has lead me to an interest in the philosophy of sport, which is now my main research focus.
My main research interest is in the Philosophy of Sport. I am the Chair of the British Philosophy of Sport Association. I'm interested in Doping and anti-Doping, in what - if anything - gives sport its value, and in how far a sport can change and still remain the same sport. I'm working on a monograph against conventionalism, and for a version of Aristotelianism as an account of sport.
See Open Research Online for details of my most recent publications.