Marcus is a research assistant in DASL. His research areas are in applied ethics, specifically relating to disaster zone fieldwork ethics and bioethics. At present, Marcus is exploring the application of Virtue Ethical theory to disaster fieldwork settings. As a part of his passion to champion the value of applied philosophy in contexts outside of philosophy journals, Marcus also looks into mainstreaming ethical action-guidance into DASL’s work.
Marcus completed his BA (Hons) in Philosophy in NTU, where he focused on applied ethics and moral psychology. Prior to this, he completed his Diploma in Psychology Studies in Temasek Polytechnic.
His interdisciplinary training has led him to clinch the Highly Commended Award in the Psychology category in the 2019 Global Undergraduate Awards for his work in reconciling Moral Sentimentalism and Moral Rationalism. He is also a recipient of the 2016/2017 Mdm Wong-Mah Jia Lan Confucian Scholarship for his work in Confucian moral psychology.
Prior to joining DASL, Marcus was a Management Associate in Tan Tock Seng Hospital and MOE-registered music instructor. He had also completed several internships, most notably among which were his stints in ENGIE APAC in 2020 and in the Bioethics Advisory Committee Secretariat in Singapore’s Ministry of Health in 2018.
Outside of his work in philosophy, Marcus is a semi-professional percussionist and percussion instructor.