I am an experimental psychologist, interested in animal behaviour and cognition as well as in theoretical and methodological challenges of empirical science.
From 2011 to 2019 I was working at the Comparative Cognition Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, where I had also previously conducted by PhD in Experimental Psychology under the supervision of Nicky Clayton. My work has primarily focused on the evolution of social cognition, investigating different aspects of how we and other non-human animals interact with others. Particularly, I was interested in social interactions in which individuals might not only respond to each other’s behaviours but also take into account what the other might believe or want, an ability known as Theory of Mind.
In February 2019 I have joined the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education (IGDORE) and the primary focus of my current work concerns theory construction and test development in comparative cognition research as well as implementation and evaluation of Open Science tools. As part of IGDORE, together with Edward Legg, I have started the Interdisciplinary Research Group – Contemporary Issues in (Animal) Behavioural Science.