I joined the university in 2016, having previously taught at the University of South Wales. After a PhD in philosophy, my work has grown to focus on the intersection between theory and practice in various areas of contemporary policy and social concern, most recently on social mobility, the family, childhood, disability and the ethics of care. I am author or editor of nine books and over thirty articles, and have supervised several PhD theses to completion.
In 2010 I helped set up the South Wales Equality Group, a broad-based organisation committed to campaigning for greater awareness of the social costs of increasing income inequality. I have been a member of the Newport Fairness Commission since its inception in 2012, and am a former Trustee of the Bevan Foundation. I am a Fellow of the RSA, and also co-edit the journal Ethics and Social Welfare.