I am a cognitive psychologist. I use experimental methods and data analysis to examine problems in practical ethics.
Anthropogenic risk. Many of the most pressing problems facing humanity are human in origin. I am interested in general principles of decision making and behaviour that expose humanity to these risks, especially extinction risks such as nuclear war, pathogen release, and misaligned AI.
Mind perception. Ethical consideration of others (humans, robots, rocks) often depends on whether or not we view them as conscious. My research examines cues that inform attribution of consciousness to others in everyday life.
I welcome PhD enquiries particularly in the area of anthropogenic risk.