Dr Natasha McKeever

Dr Natasha McKeever


I joined the IDEA Centre in 2017. Before that, I worked for a year teaching Philosophy at St Paul’s School, London, and for 18 months in the Civil Service Fast Stream, doing policy work at the Department of Education, the Department of Health, and the Department of Work and Pensions. 

I completed a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield in 2014 under the supervision of Dr Christopher Bennett and Professor Jennifer Saul on the topic of Romantic Love and Monogamy. Before that, I did a PGCE at Leeds Trinity University College, and I have an MA in Political Theory and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Sheffield.


  • Programme Director MA Applied and Professional Ethics (Semester 2)

Research interests

My main research interests are in the Philosophy of Love and Sex, but I'm also interested in Applied Ethics more generally.

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  • PhD Philosophy
  • MA Political Theory (Distinction)
  • BA Philosophy (First)
  • PGCE Religious Studies

Professional memberships

  • Society for Applied Philosophy

Student education

I teach on modules focusing on the themes of:

  • ethical, social, professional and political issues
  • conscience and codes
  • ethical issues in relation to the beginning of life

Research groups and institutes

  • Healthcare Ethics
  • PRIA

Current postgraduate researchers

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