Dr Fay Niker


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Dr Fay Niker

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About me

I joined Stirling's Philosophy department as a Lecturer in August 2019 to pursue my research and teaching interests in political philosophy and ethics.

Before taking up this role, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University for two years. I completed my PhD at the University of Warwick in 2017 (thesis title: "Living Well by Design: An Account of Permissible Public Nudging"), and was awarded my MPhil in political theory from the University of Oxford in 2013. I first studied philosophy and politics while doing my BA (Hons) at Trinity College Dublin.

You can check out the Table of Contents, Foreword (by Onora O'Neill), and Introduction (by Aveek Bhattacharya and myself) of my forthcoming book, Political Philosophy in a Pandemic: Routes to a More Just Future, here: https://bloomsburycp3.codemantra.com/viewer/60e32c6452faff0001578d89.

Community Contribution

General Editor, Justice Everywhere
I am an editor of a collaborative blog, Justice Everywhere, about philosophy in public affairs. I took on this role in 2018, but have been contributing to the site since 2014.

Nominated for Research Culture Award 2021
Together with Professor Rowan Cruft, I run the Stirling Political Philosophy Group, which meets several times per semester to discuss work from political philosophers both at Stirling and elsewhere. This group was nominated for a Research Culture Award in the Best Activity that Enhances Research Culture category, on account of its sense of inclusion and warm atmosphere in addition to its intellectual rigour.

Professional membership

Elected to the Council of The Royal Institute of Philosophy

Member of the Centre of Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (CEPPA)
University of St Andrews

Member of The Neuroethics Collective
University of British Columbia

Professional qualification

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Higher Education Academy