Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Melbourne

Research Associate

University of Adelaide

I’m a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences and member of the Computational Cognitive Science Lab led by Andrew Perfors and Charles Kemp. I’m also a Research Associate at the University of Adelaide in the School of Psychology where I collaborate with Dr. Rachel Stephens and supervise student research projects.

My research focuses on the challenges of everyday reasoning: how we learn about the world, and generalise from our experiences of it. I’m interested in how we infer and represent the structures and processes that lie beneath the data we do have and how we leverage these representations to reason beyond that data. I use a combination of computational modelling and simulation techniques as well as behavioural experiments to get at these issues in a variety of contexts and at multiple levels (individual, social group, and societal).

Interests
  • Concepts and categories
  • Social meta-inference (inference about the inference of others)
  • Computational modelling
  • Human and machine learning
  • Explainable reasoning
Education
  • PhD in Cognitive Science, 2019

    University of Adelaide

  • BSc (Honours) in Mathematics and Computer Science, 1991

    University of Adelaide