I am currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow working on a three year project entitled ‘Mental Disorders, Brain Disorders and Moral Responsibility’. In this project, I look at the relationship between mental disorders and brain disorders and investigate how these disorders affect capacities necessary for moral responsibility.
From September 2015 to May 2016, I worked on a project on the costs and benefits of optimism with Lisa Bortolotti. This project was part of the Hope and Optimism Funding Initiative supported by the Templeton Foundation. We investigated the nature, causes and effects of unrealistic optimism.
Other topics I am interested in are theories of content, concepts of dysfunction and disorder in the life sciences, ethics and moral psychology.