I am currently working on my PhD in Philosophy at CEU Budapest. Before that I completed my MA at The University of Sheffield and my BA at Queen's Belfast. My current focus is on the Layer Cake Model and its role in contemporary post-unity accounts of levels of organisation and scientific explanation. In my dissertation I argue that despite a heavy focus on rejecting theory reduction, the framework within which that reduction was supposed to occur - the layer cake model - has been neglected. Thus, a scientifically unwarranted account of levels of organisation has managed to persist in philosophy and continues to affect debates in philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. I am currently exploring the issues that fall out of a thorough-going rejection of the layer cake model, particularly for theories of causation, as well as epistemological and ontological pluralism. I also maintain a research interest in the Vienna Circle, particularly the work of Otto Neurath. Outside of my dissertation work I am currently collaborating on projects in philosophy of mind, mechanistic explanation, and the extended mind hypothesis.
For the academic year 2016/17 I will be at the University of Salzburg thanks to receiving an Ernst Mach grant from the OeAD.