Matthew Beard is an Australian philosopher and ethicist, based in Sydney. He has a PhD in philosophy, with a thesis focussed on military ethics, the post-war experience of veterans and the relevance of concepts virtue and character in talking about the morality of war today. He writes regular columns for New Philosopher – one on ethical dilemmas and one answering philosophical questions from children. Beard is also the resident ethicist on Short & Curly, an award-winning podcast discussing ethics for kids, produced by the ABC. His work discusses subjects including military ethics, moral injury and PTSD, cyberwar, torture, and medical ethics in book chapters, scholarly articles, radio interviews, public opinion pieces, and at academic conferences both domestically and internationally. He’s passionate about public philosophy and communication, and discussing ethical questions in popular media outlets.