I work as both a biologist and philosopher, and use theoretical and empirical tools to answer questions which intersect the two fields.
I study freshwater fish and fruit flies to help me get to the bottom of some of these questions, such as:
How much of behavior is due to genes and the environment?
How does our knowledge of genetics shape the way we see ourselves & others?
Can genes influence the environment that we develop in?
How do genes and environments produce changes over evolutionary time?
How does causation operates in biological systems, and can it be measured?
What is the best way to do conservation biology?
Do animals have personalities, and how can we measure them?
Are animals conscious, and how can we be sure?
Vice Chancellors Commendation for Academic Excellence