I am a philosophically inclined sociologist at the Unversity of the Sunshine Coast, who teaches social theory for social work, development studies and human service programs. My aim is to help educate students to become critical professionals and citizens for a more just, democratic and sustainable society. A key component of my pedagogy and research is to build peoples' capacity for critical analysis, reflection and action. Philosophy and social theory are both integral to this practical enterprise insofar as they can provide some lucidity in the context of our doings.