Nikolas Kirby is Research Fellow in Philosophy and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. He currently holds a three-year research Early Career Research Fellowship awarded by the Leverhulme Trust. He is also Director of the Building Integrity Programme within the School.
He was educated at the University of Sydney (BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)) and the University of Oxford (BPhil, DPhil), as a Rhodes Scholar.
He has worked in law, academia and politics in Australia. He is a co-founder of the Good Lad Initiative, a social enterprise that engages boys and men in discussions about masculinity, sexism and lad culture. He is also a Trustee of Aurora UK, an overseas scholarship program for indigenous Australians to attend Oxford and other universities in the UK; and an Academic Advisor to the Weidenfeld Hoffman Trust.