I am a PhD candidate (supervised by Jakob Hohwy) in the Cognition and Philosophy Lab, Monash University. I’m currently a visiting student at the Dijkerman Lab, Utrecht University, collaborating with Manja Engel on research into body dissatisfaction and perceptual processing.
I conduct interdisciplinary research into a number of topics in the areas of philosophy, psychology, and psychiatry. My primary research interest is anorexia nervosa. In part, how patients mentally represent their own bodies: how their body representations becomes distorted, and what this tells us about body representation cognition in general. I also propose a model for explaining how patients come to hold false beliefs about their own body size. Specifically, I argue that the proximal cause of such beliefs are particular false experiences of body size.
Beyond my research into anorexia, I keep busy with a number of side projects on subjects involving: the sense of bodily ownership, mental representation, delusions, and psychiatric taxonomy. For a list of papers I’ve written on these and other topics, see my Publications page.