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ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

I am an ARC postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland, specialising in the philosophy of physics.

I have research expertise on the following topics:
- the foundations, interpretation, and history of quantum theory;
- the philosophy of time and causation in modern physics, including retrocausality and agent-centric approaches;
- the epistemology, methodology, and sociology of science;
- the philosophy of analogue experimentation, including quantum simulation.

Experience

  • –present
    ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow, The University of Queensland
  • 2014–2017
    Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Queensland
  • 2012–2014
    Lecturer, La Trobe University

Education

  • 2011 
    University of Sydney, PhD, Philosophy
  • 2006 
    Australian National University, BA, Philosophy
  • 2005 
    Australian National University, BSc (Hons), Physics

Publications

  • 2020
    European Journal for Philosophy of Science, What can bouncing oil droplets tell us about quantum mechanics?
  • 2020
    Philosophical Transactions A. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, On the limits of experimental knowledge
  • 2020
    European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Perspectival objectivity
  • 2019
    The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Retrocausality in quantum mechanics
  • 2019
    The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, What's so spatial about time anyway?
  • 2018
    The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Quantum Causal Models, Faithfulness, and Retrocausality
  • 2017
    Foundations of Physics, Do Reichenbachian common cause systems of arbitrary finite size exist?
  • 2016
    Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Ψ-epistemic quantum cosmology?
  • 2015
    Synthese, Retrocausality at no extra cost
  • 2013
    The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, New slant on the EPR-Bell experiment
  • 2010
    Humana.Mente Journal of Philosophical Studies, From Timeless Physical Theory to Timelessness
  • 2006
    International Journal of Modern Physics E, Comparison of quark mixing in the standard and generation models

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Quantum and consciousness: paths to experiment, and implications for interpretations
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Foundational Questions Institute
  • 2017
    A philosophical exploration of simulating and controlling the quantum world
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Australasian Association of Philosophy
  • British Society for the Philosophy of Science
  • European Philosophy of Science Association

Research Areas

  • Quantum Information, Computation And Communication (020603)
  • Mathematical Aspects Of Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics And Quantum Information Theory (010503)
  • Metaphysics (220309)
  • History And Philosophy Of Science (Incl. Non Historical Philosophy Of Science) (220206)