I am currently working on a project entitled ‘Costs and Benefits of Optimism’ with Lisa Bortolotti. This project is part of the Hope and Optimism Funding initiative supported by the Templeton Foundation. We are investigating the nature, causes and effects of unrealistic optimism. From May 2016 I will be starting on a three year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at Birmingham. My project is called ‘Mental Disorders, Brain Disorders and Moral Responsibility’. I will be looking at the relationship between mental disorders and brain disorders and investigate how these disorders affect capacities necessary for moral responsibility. Other topics I am interested in are theories of content, concepts of dysfunction and disorder in the life sciences, ethics and moral psychology.