I am a political philosopher and a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University College London (2013 – present). I am also Programme Director of the department’s MA in Legal and Political Theory. Previously, I have been a Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE (2012-2013) and a Research Associate at the School of Philosophy, ANU (June- December 2015).

I research four issues, united by an emphasis on taking the nature and role of the social realm seriously:

1. Luck, and its lack of significance for our practices of responsibility in moral or political life

2. Facts, and what role they could play in political philosophy

3. Virtues and social norms, and their role in creating justice and injustice

4. The ideal of social equality.

On this website you can find more information about my research and teaching. You can also find me on academia.edu and on PhilPapers, or check out my first attempts at growing food on instagram.

Email: e.mcternan [at] ucl.ac.uk

[Website last updated July 2015]