Michael Townsend

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Michael Townsend

Michael is a researcher at Giving What We Can, with an academic background in philosophy and law. He is also an actively engaged member of the effective altruism community — as an organiser for his university society, core-organiser for EAGxAustralia 2019 and now lead-organiser for EAGxAustralia 2022. He has previously volunteered as a researcher investigating policy around global catastrophic risk for Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and has experience as a journalist, consultant and professional poker player.