I’m a Lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London.
I teach for the Psychology BSc as well as our Philosophy degrees. In 2022-2023 I’m teaching these courses:
- Philosophy of Psychology – Autumn 2022, Philosophy BA (3rd year) and MA
- Philosophy of Psychology – Spring 2023, Psychology BSc (2nd year)
- Topics in the Interdisciplinary Study of Consciousness – Spring 2023, Psychology BSc (3rd year)
My research is in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and epistemology. I aim to understand sensory perception in a way that’s sensitive both to philosophical problems and to the latest scientific evidence. I’m especially interested in the commonplace idea that sensory experience is a source of knowledge about the world around us. I argue that, to do justice to this idea, we need to appreciate various respects in which the senses give us an indeterminate view both of the world around us and of ourselves.
My current projects are about perceptual knowledge and self-knowledge, visual attention and agency over one’s experiences, consciousness and signal detection, and the neural correlates of consciousness.
In the past few years I have collaborated with Miguel Ángel Sebastián (UNAM Philosophy) on a British Academy Newton Mobility Fund project about perceptual discrimination; with Emma Borg, Nat Hansen (University of Reading, Philosophy), Richard Harrison and Tim Salomons (University of Reading, Psychology) on a project about the concept of pain and its clinical implications; with Andrew Glennerster (University of Reading, Psychology) on a multidisciplinary AHRC Research Network project about the action-based brain, which included philosophers, neuroscientists, and computer vision experts.
I am an Associate Editor of the journal Philosophy.