Dr Silvia Panizza is Teaching and Research Fellow in Ethics in the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin. She was previously Lecturer in Ethics at Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia. She has taught philosophy in Norwich, Rome and Cambridge, and literature in Genoa, and she has a background in comparative literature and languages. She works in meta-ethics and moral psychology (moral knowledge, moral perception) and applied ethics (animal and environmental ethics). Her current project is about the ways in which possibilities are created, recognised or excluded in ethical thinking. She draws on the philosophy of Iris Murdoch and Simone Weil and she is currently co-editing a volume on Murdoch’s thought for Routledge. She is keen to help share philosophy outside of academia through public engagement, by organising public lectures, debates and workshops, and non-academic publications.