Dr Kathryn MacKayLecturer in Philosophy
I am interested in issues at the intersection of feminist theory, political philosophy, and moral theory. I spent five years working in health promotion policy before completing my PhD, and this experience informs my work. My research focuses on issues related to social justice, truth-telling, social and personal identity, authenticity and agency, and issues at the margins of society. My most recent work has focused on public health promotion campaigns (specifically around obesity), the way that these manipulate the political discourse, and how they undermine and distract from government responsibilities to citizens. I am currently working on authenticity and normative authority in 'agency dilemma' cases, and on health promotion campaigns as propaganda.
Wellcome Trust Humanities and Social Science studentship - 2014-2017
PPR.201 - History of Philosophy
PPR.202 - Ethics: Theory and Practice (Seminars - Michaelmas)
PPR.392 - Feminist Philosophy
PPR.321 - Reading Political Theory