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I work on philosophy of science, social epistemology, and formal epistemology. I am particularly interested in the social epistemology of science: how does the social structure of science contribute to (or detract from) its success?

Funding overview

ZiF Research Group: Research grant from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at the University of Bielefeld to host a five-month research group at the ZiF on "The Epistemology of Evidence-Based Policy: How Philosophy can Facilitate the Science-Policy Interface". Scientific Organisers: Anne Schwenkenbecher, Remco Heesen, and Chad Hewitt. Total value: €300,000. February 2023 - June 2023.

NWO Vernieuwingsimpuls Veni: Research grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the project "Understanding Statistical Biases in Peer Review". Total value: €250,000. February 2019 - January 2023.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship: Research grant from the Leverhulme Trust for the project "Organising Science: The Social Epistemology of Scientists and Their Incentives". Total value (including matching funding from the Isaac Newton Trust): £162,000. September 2016 - January 2019.

Previous positions

Sep 2016 - Jan 2019: Research Fellow in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, with a secondary appointment (from Oct 2017) as Junior Research Fellow at St Edmund's College.

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Award Date: 9 Aug 2016

External positions

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Groningen

Feb 2019Jan 2023

Research expertise keywords

  • Philosophy of science
  • Social structure of science
  • Social epistemology
  • Formal epistemology
  • Decision theory
  • Game theory
  • Rational choice theory
  • Epistemology
  • Sociology of science


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