Completed PhD students
- Miklos Kurthy (primary supervisor). Thesis topic: "Ought implies can" as a principle of the Moral Faculty
- Andreas Bunge (secondary supervisor). Thesis topic: Moral responsibility and implicit cognition
- Alex Duval (secondary supervisor). Thesis topic: The cognitive mechanisms underlying spatial navigation
- Damiano La Manna (secondary supervisor). Thesis topic: The function of phenomenal consciousness
Current PhD students
- Andrea Blomkvist (primary supervisor). Thesis topic: The cognitive architecture of imagination and memory
- Richard Hassall (primary supervisor). Thesis topic: Psychiatric diagnosis and epistemic injustice
- 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
- Marcantonio Gagliardi (secondary supervisor). Thesis topic: Attachment, modularity, and motivation
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.
I direct the Philosophy MA and the Cognitive Studies MA at the University of Sheffield. Every Autumn Semester, I teach the Cognitive Studies Research Seminar.
In the academic year 2020-21, I will teach Philosophy of Science (2nd year-Autumn Semester) and Pain, Pleasure, and Emotions (3rd year-Spring Semester). At Sheffield, I also taught Philosophy of Mind (2nd year) and directed individual projects on self-knowledge, experimental philosophy, delusions, and the metaphysics of science.
Michael Messerli (University of Bern, Switzerland). Research topic: Hard cases of comparison.