Niel Bowerman

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
10% of income
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Animal welfare
Existential risk and far future causes
For how long?: 
Until I retire
Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
£1500Against Malaria Foundation; The Centre for Effective Altruism (unrestricted donation); Deworm the World; Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)2013
~£3000Various charitiesBefore 2013
Donations I've helped influence: 
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Your views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Consequentialist/utilitarian
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Improving rationality or science
Political reform
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
Existential risk (other)
Far future concerns (besides existential risk)
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Hours a month spent on these activities: 
223
Diet: 
Vegetarian
Other social movements identified with: 
Environmentalist
Rationalist/LessWrong
Transhumanist

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2010
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Giving What We Can (you've taken the pledge)
LessWrong
The Life You Can Save (you've taken the pledge)
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
80,000 Hours
Giving What We Can
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
80,000 Hours
Giving What We Can
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
Over 20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
Giving What We Can

Your career

Planned career path: 
Direct charity/non-profit work
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
I am currently working in this career path, and do not anticipate changing.

Demographics

Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Doctoral postgraduate degree (e.g. PhD)
Country: 
United Kingdom
City: 
Oxford
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Centre left
Full-time student?: 
No