Since January 2020 I have been a postdoctoral researcher at York for the AHRC-funded project Grief: A Study of Human Emotional Experience, focusing on questions about the emotional and perceptual experiences people undergo as part of grief. Previously, I did an undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge before completing an MScR and PhD at the University of Edinburgh. My PhD research centred upon the philosophy of perception and philosophy of cognitive science, with a particular emphasis on the 'chemical senses'. I examined whether ‘enactive’ approaches to perception, which argue for a very close relationship between perception and action, can help us to better understand our experiences of flavour and smell.
My research currently centres on the philosophy of perception and the philosophy of emotion. I have previously published papers about whether we perceive discrete objects through the sense of smell and the application of ‘sensorimotor enactivism’ to the chemical senses.
I am a postdoctoral research associate for the AHRC-funded project Grief: A Study of Human Emotional Experience. This project aims to provide an account of what it is to experience grief.