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Dr Paddy McQueen

Senior Lecturer, Politics, Philosophy and International Relations
Office - 029
Ground Floor
James Callaghan
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and the Programme Director for the Philosophy degree.

My main areas of research are in ethics, political theory and social philosophy. I am especially interested in the construction of identities and how they shape human behaviour and well-being. I have written on topics including the politics of recognition, feminism and gender theory, freedom, medical ethics, regret and transformative experiences. 

I am currently working on topics in sexual ethics, the politics of the family and critical phenomenology.

I am very happy to supervise PhD projects exploring feminism, gender politics, political theory and applied ethics.

Areas Of Expertise

  • The politics of recognition
  • The ethics of identity
  • Freedom and autonomy
  • Applied ethics