Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology
Room S2, Psychology Building
- 7 George Square, Edinburgh
- Post code
- EH8 9JZ
My office hours are 13:00 - 15:00 on Mondays. Please email to arrange meetings outside those times.
The central goal of my research is to better understand the algorithms, processes and representations that underpin human intelligence. I generally approach this problem by developing computational theories of human learning representation and control. I design challenging and interactive tasks that distill elements of the challenges faced by natural cognition (see Demos) and have people and my models attempt to solve them. By comparing the behaviour of models to that of people, we can gain insight into the mechanisms that people use to to solve problems and adapt their behaviour. As well as helping to understand human intelligence, insights from my research inform the development of artificial systems capable of learning and behaving in more flexible and human-like ways.
2019 - Postdoc, Computational Cognitive Science, NYU
2017 - PhD, Experimental Psychology, UCL
2013 - MRes, Computer Science, UCL
2011 - MSc, Cognitive & Decision Sciences, UCL
2009 - MA (Hons), Philosophy, University of Glasgow
I teach the language section of Psychology 2B and a Y4 tutorial group (Mondays 11am, Jan 14th - Feb 11th)
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Areas of interest for supervision
I am keen to supervise MSc and PhD students interested in cognitive science related topics