I am a first year DPhil student at Ethox working under the supervision of Michael Dunn and Mark Sheehan. In my project I investigate characteristics and moral permissibility of different public health measures aimed at protecting and promoting mental health and well-being at the public and population level. The project adopts methods of normative analysis to explore whether, and to what extent, the moral acceptability of public mental health measures can be evaluated by means of dominant approaches within public health ethics, with special attention given to the prospects of a liberal utilitarian moral framework. Furthermore, in this project I engage in conceptual analysis with the aim of addressing the conceptual intricacies surrounding the concepts of “mental health” and “well-being”. My project is funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Before coming to Oxford, I obtained my BA degrees in philosophy and history at the University of Zagreb (2014). In 2017, I was also awarded an MRes degree in philosophy (Department of Ethics, Social, and Political Philosophy, University of Groningen) and MSc in Bioethics (KU Leuven) in 2018. My MSc degree in Bioethics was funded by the Master Mind Scholarship awarded by the Vlaamse Universiteiten en Hogescholen Raad.
My research interests include public health ethics, bioethics, and philosophy of medicine and psychiatry.