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 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 the papers I’ve written on these and other topics, see my Publications page. In terms of empirical research, I’m currently collaborating with Manja Engel from Dijkerman Lab, Utrecht University, exploring distorted tactile body representations in anorexia patients.
I’m always interested in potential collaborations, so feel free to contact me through any of the mediums listed below.