Stephen Loughnan

I received my undergraduate and PhD degrees from the University of Melbourne where I worked on intergroup dehumanization. Since then, I have completed worked as a post-doctoral fellow both in Australia and the UK, and am currently Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

My research has examined factors that might cause people to withdraw their moral concern from others, be they humans or animals. Specifically, I have explored how people morally justify eating meat whilst reporting caring about animals, and how sexualized men and women might be denied moral standing. Such journals as Science, Nature, and Cell, have yet to publish my work.