Bringing expertise in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, I specialise in the intricacies of human cognition and artificial intelligence. With a robust academic background, I specialise in fundamental questions about cognition, perception, and intelligence.

Currently, I hold the position of Assistant Professor at Macquarie University, specialising in philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Previously, I served as a proud lecturer at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).

As a bridge-builder between disciplines, I facilitate meaningful dialogues and collaborations across academia, corporate, and NGO sectors. My interdisciplinary approach fosters innovation and encourages holistic stances to complex societal challenges.

As the founder and CEO of MissionAI, I am committed to advising organisations in cultivating mission-driven and ethical AI cultures, showcasing my practical impact in the field. Moreover, in my role as an AI ethics advisor for Verses, a cognitive computing company, I contribute to shaping ethical and responsible AI implementation.

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Approaching cognition as inherently situated, I explore a broad spectrum, spanning from fundamental neurobiological processes to agent-level cognitive practices and activities. My specific focus centres on understanding cognitive development within a cultural environment.

Employing and developing E-Cognitive Science, complex systems theory and active inference modelling tools, my contributions aim to illuminate the intricate interplay between human cognitive practices and the continually evolving landscape of AI environments. This encompasses examining the impact of AI-immersed environments on human cultural practices, cognitive development, mental health, and overall well-being.



(open) Humans and Large Language Models. Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science (with Bidisha Som; Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos)

(Open) Active Inference and Well-being, Neuroscience of Consciousness (with Kiverstein & Miller)

(2023) Bayesian Brain. Consciousness and Cognition (with Michael Kirchhoff)

(2023) Bio AI: From Embodied Robotics to Enactive Cognition Frontiers in NeuroRobobitics (with Adam Safron, Andy Clark)

(2023) Realism in Computational Neuroscience. Synthese (with Matteo Colombo, Thomas van Es, Guilherme S.Oliveira)




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