As of February 2019, I am a permanent Senior Lecturer (effectively a tenured research and teaching position) in the Philosophy Programme at the University of Waikato, in New Zealand. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Sacramento, and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Philosophy Department at Victoria University of Wellington. I live in Hamilton, New Zealand with my two children, Eli and Asher.
I have over 65 academic publications on hedonism, wellbeing, and the ethics of technology in philosophy, psychology, public policy, economics, technology studies, and interdisciplinary outlets. My h-index is 12 and my i10-index is 17.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WELLBEING
As a founding co-editor of this platinum open access interdisciplinary journal, I am so proud to continue to co-edit it 10 years on. Our articles have been read over 1 million times and are cited over 45 times on average.
I have provided advice, presentations and policy white papers to several organisations, including at the United Nations High Level Meeting on Happiness and Wellbeing (2012) and for Statistics New Zealand, the New Zealand Treasury, and the X-Prize Foundation.
I have won 4 teaching awards, 5 awards as a student, and 2 article prizes from Oxford University's Observatory on Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT. I have also been awarded over NZ$70,000 in external grants and commission funding for a range of projects.
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