Michael Kirchhoff studied at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, obtaining his PhD on the metaphysics of the extended mind hypothesis from Macquarie University in 2014. Michael is a chief investigator on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on "Minds in Skilful Performance" and has previously received grants from the John Templeton Foundation. In 2019 he was named a 'rising star' in the The Australian: Research Magazine. Michael is the co-author of a research monograph with Routledge entitled 'Extended Consciousness and Predictive Processing: A Third-Wave View'. He has numerous single and jointly authored papers in top-rated journals such as the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Biology & Philosophy, the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Mind & Language, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, the Journal for the Royal Society Interface, and many more.