I commenced a position as continuing lecturer in philosophy at Monash in March 2015.
From 2009-2015, I held a position as assistant lecturer/researcher in the Theoretical Philosophy Group at the Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. During this period, I was also group manager of the MIND Group and organized the group’s biannual meetings. In fall 2014, I spent three months as a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where I worked with Evan Thompson and his group.
My research focuses on philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science. I am particularly interested in conscious experience during sleep, including dreaming, and its relationship to wake states such as mind wandering, imagination, hallucination, and full-body illusions. I am also interested in methodological and epistemological questions about the relationship between dreams and dream reports, and between first-person reports and third-person data more generally. Aside from my theoretical-conceptual work, I have participated in a number of interdisciplinary collaborations and research projects.
I teach units in Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Mind, and Time, Self, and Mind. I welcome inquiries from prospective honors, MA and PhD students interested in interdisciplinary work in philosophy of mind and cognitive science.