I am a University Lecturer (Assistant Professor equivalent) in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Selwyn College where I direct studies in HPS and the Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (PBS). I also lead the project “Kinds of Intelligence” at the new Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI)

Before coming to Cambridge, I completed a PhD in Philosophy and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program at Washington University in St. Louis. I have also spent one year conducting research in the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and one year working at the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.

My research focuses on issues related to nonhuman animal mindreading and intelligence, ape gestural communication, and mechanistic explanation in biology. 

Here is a recent interview with me on the topic of octopus intelligence and consciousness! Minds in the Deep