I am a philosopher of mind, psychology, and cognitive science. I specialize in empirically-informed theories of skill, know-how and emotion.
As a practising mental health counselor, I work with adolescents and adults using a multidisciplinary approach combining humanistic, relational, self-compassion, attachment and evidence-based approaches.
King's College London
Department of Philosophy
WC2R 2LS London
The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health
41 Garrison Rd
Brookline, MA 02445
My research focuses on skill, mostly of the embodied kind. I have developed an account of motor skill, which highlights several different kinds of control that are involved in skillful actions (strategic, attention, and motor). This account entails that many automatic processes should qualify as intelligent.
I'm currently thinking about the relational nature of emotion from a developmental perspective, which highlights the coregulation of affective states. This conception of emotion informs a theory of emotional skill which is broadly consonant with my account of motor skill while replacing motor schemas with affective ones.
I've also worked on an account of how skill learning and conceptual thought might be related, on the connection between skills and early perceptual processing, and on how skills are not reducible to propositional thought.