Can insects teach us about the origins of consciousness?
Invertebrates are now being taken seriously as models for the evolution of subjective experience by philosophers and scientists.
I am an ARC Future Fellow and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Macquarie University. I am also an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) and a member of the University Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE), both also hosted at Macquarie University.
Before Macquarie, I was a visiting research fellow in the Centre for Consciousness at the ANU. Before that, I taught philosophy at University of Illinois at Chicago. I did my undergraduate degree at Franklin and Marshall College and my PhD at Princeton University. For more information on my work and current projects, please scroll down.