I am a PhD candidate (supervised by Jakob Hohwy) in the Cognition and Philosophy Lab, Monash University. 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 this, I keep busy with a number of side projects on subjects involving: the sense of bodily ownership, mental representation (with Daniel Williams), delusions and psychiatric taxonomy (with Peter Clutton and Colin Klein) and belief formation (with Ben Tappin). For a list of the papers I’ve written on these and other topics, see my Publications page.

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