Leverhulme Centre for The Future of Intelligence
16 Mill Lane, Cambridge

rn330 -at- cam dot ac dot uk

I'm a philosopher of science, working as a research associate the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in Cambridge.

My research looks at the role of different kinds of reasoning in science (e.g. analogical, explanatory) and how values can and should shape scientific research. I'm particularly interested in reasoning related to pursuit worthiness, i.e., reasoning about which hypotheses or models to prioritise for further development and testing. I'm interested in how these questions arise across the sciences, but I have a particular interest in the philosophy of archaeology and medicine.

At the CFI, I'm currently looking at what kinds of analogies and values shaped the development of artificial intelligence as a field of research, and at how epistemology and value judgements intersect in applications of AI, for instance in medical and health care technology.