Vita

I was educated in economics and philosophy at Bocconi and the London School of Economics, before moving to Exeter for a PhD in the philosophy of social science. My thesis was passed without corrections by examiners John Searle and John Dupré in late 2010.

My profile as a researcher began taking shape at Berkeley in 2008.  I have since been a regular visitor to the Berkeley Social Ontology Group, as well as to other places and groups in Leipzig, Aarhus and Copenhagen.

After the PhD, my early questions in the philosophy of social science sharpened into one about the mind and its social qualities.

As a postdoc, I researched aspects of the social mind in collaboration with psychologists and neuroscientists, most notably Chris Frith, and I held fellowships at the Jean Nicod Institute in Paris, and the Italian Academy at Columbia University in NYC.

In early 2014, I joined the School of Advanced Study at the University of London to manage one of its central academic programmes: The Human Mind Project.

I’m now looking after the team and activities of the Project from the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the LSE, where I lead on the philosophy of social science courses at the undergrad and Masters level.

Back in the day, I was a trainee at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and I now consult regularly in the public sector and think-tank world. You are most welcome to email me for a complete version of my CV.