Completed PhD students
- Andreas Bunge (secondary supervisor). Thesis topic: Moral responsibility and implicit cognition
- Damiano La Manna (secondary supervisor). Thesis topic: The function of phenomenal consciousness
Current PhD students
- Andrea Blomqvist (primary supervisor). Thesis topic: The reliability of affective forecasting
- Richard Hassall (primary supervisor). Thesis topic: Are mental disorders natural kinds?
- Viktoriia Kononova (primary supervisor). Thesis topic: Interoception and emotional disorders
- Miklos Kurthy (primary supervisor). Thesis topic: The psychology of normative judgment
- Alex Duvall (secondary supervisor). Thesis topic: The cognitive mechanisms underlying spatial navigation
- Sabina Wantoch (secondary supervisor). Thesis topic: Schizophrenia and meta-cognition
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 2018-19, I will teach Pain, Pleasure, and the Emotions (3rd year-Autumn Semester) and Philosophy of Science (2nd year-Spring Semester). At Sheffield, I also taught Philosophy of Mind (2nd year) and directed individual projects on self-knowledge, experimental philosophy, and metaphysics.
Michael Messerli (University of Bern, Switzerland) will be a postdoc in Sheffield, under my supervision, from September 2017 to March 2019. Michael works on decision theory, both normative and descriptive.