I completed my PhD in 2014 at Macquarie University in Sydney and had lectureships at Macquarie University, La Trobe University, and Monash University (all in Australia). Before moving to Australia, I obtained undergraduate degrees in both Biotechnology and Biochemistry (Saxion University of Applied Science) and a Research Master in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (University of Twente). I started my position at Tilburg University in 2022.
My research is at the intersection of philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of technology, and applied ethics. The overall aim of my work is to engage with big-picture questions like: Who are we in relation to technology? And what kind of relationship do we want to have to technology going forward in the 21st century? More specifically, I aim to better understand how the informational properties of artifacts enhance and transform memory, cognition, and human identity. I take an extended and distributed cognition view on the relation between embodied agents and cognitive artifacts, but also draw on empirical research from the cognitive sciences, psychology, and human-computer interaction. I further have an interest in the normative and cultural dimensions of cognitive artifacts.
I work in the following areas in philosophy:
- Philosophy of Cognitive Science
- Philosophy of Technology
- Ethics of Technology
In addition to teaching the below courses, I'm the coordinator of the 1-year MA track in Philosophy of Data and Digital Society.