My research tends to lie within normative ethics, practical ethics and metaphysics. My doctoral research, funded by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, focuses on puzzles in beneficence. I am particularly interested in questions regarding who we should help amongst the many that need it, how we should help them, and how the answers to these questions are connected. 


Outside of my doctoral research, I am interested in the practical application of ethical theory to public policy - especially health policy. I have research interests in the ethics of harming, particularly where it intersects with the metaphysics of death. I also work in personal identity, with a special interest in animalism.

Emma J Curran - Philosophy