Completed PhD students
- Andrea Blomkvist (primary supervisor). Thesis topic: The cognitive architecture of imagination and memory (2021)
- Richard Hassall (primary supervisor). Thesis topic: Psychiatric diagnosis and epistemic injustice (2022)
- Miklos Kurthy (primary supervisor). Thesis topic: "Ought implies can" as a principle of the Moral Faculty (2019)
- Andreas Bunge (secondary supervisor). Thesis topic: Moral responsibility and implicit cognition (2018)
- Alex Duval (secondary supervisor). Thesis topic: The cognitive mechanisms underlying spatial navigation (2019)
- Marcantonio Gagliardi (secondary supervisor). Thesis topic: Attachment, modularity, and motivation (2022)
- Damiano La Manna (secondary supervisor). Thesis topic: The function of phenomenal consciousness (2017)
Current PhD students
- Viktoriia Kononova (primary supervisor). Thesis topic: The cognitive mechanisms underlying hedonic bodily feelings (and their disorders)
- James Turner (primary supervisor). Thesis topic: Depression: A representational-computational account
- Ben Jenkins (secondary supervisor). Thesis topic: Is "Implicit bias" a natural kind?
If you are interested to study with me for a PhD, feel free to get in touch! I am interested in the philosophy of psychology across the board, with a special focus on: affective states (pain, pleasure, emotions, etc.), interoception, imagination and mental simulation, Theory of Mind, mental disorders, and moral judgment.
BA and MA students
In the Spring Semester 2023, I will teach the Cognitive Studies MA Seminar (with Shaun Nichols and Jerry Viera), and the level-3 module Pain, Pleasure, and the Emotions. I will also run a level-3, independent study module on Moral Psychology (with Shaun Nichols). At the University of Sheffield, I directed the Cognitive Studies MA (2014-2021), the Philosophy MA (2018-2021), and taught many undergraduate and postgraduate modules in cognitive science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of emotion.
Michael Messerli. Research topic: Hard cases of comparison. (Funding body: Swiss National Science Foundation)
I welcome expressions of interest from philosophers (either final year PhD students or recent PhD graduates) who are interested in applying for a Postdoc Fellowship under my supervision. Before getting in touch with me, please familiarise yourself with the details of the relevant Early Career Schemes, such as Leverhulme, British Academy, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, or Feodor Lynen. Due to the highly competitive nature of these schemes, I can only support applications from outstanding candidates.