My research primarily concerns the metaphysics of perceptual experience, focusing upon:
Perceptual appearances, or ‘looks’, and representational content
Multisensory perception and individuating the senses
The spatial and temporal structure of perceptual experience.
All three themes were combined in my Synchronising the Senses project, funded by the John Templeton Foundation via the University of Cambridge’s New Directions in the Study of the Mind initiative.
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher on the Perceiving Representations project at the University of Oslo, where I am researching the implications of music and speech perception for the metaphysics and temporal structure of perceptual experience.
I am a collaborator on the Perceiving Properties in a World of Objects project at the University of Oxford (2019–21), and was previously a postdoc on the Rethinking the Senses project at the University of Glasgow (2014–2017), where I co-authored an Oxford Bibliographies entry on the senses with Fiona Macpherson.
In 2017, I was awarded John Templeton Foundation research funding via the University of Cambridge’s New Directions in the Study of the Mind initiative for a project on the temporal structure of experience.
I have also co-edited a special issue of the journal Topoi on the subject of Perception Without Representation with Roberta Locatelli of the University of Tübingen.
In my PhD thesis, I argued that constraints upon our ability to recognise the contents of our experience rule out many apparently plausible accounts of experiential content and phenomenal character, i.e. what perceptual experience is subjectively like, as summarised in my paper on Travis’s argument from looks.
My other research interests include:
the philosophy of psychology and cognitive science
epistemology of perception
the metaphysics and consciousness of time and temporal passage (on which I wrote my MLitt dissertation)