Welcome! I am a philosopher of science, working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science in Leuven (Belgium). I work on an FWO project, written by Andreas De Block, Thomas Reydon, Tom Artois and myself, on taxonomic disorder and the role of values in species classifications. I am also part of the IUBS working group on the governance of taxonomic lists and the KU Leuven Working Group for the Optimization of Research Funding.
My research focuses on topics as diverse as species lists, values in science, the recent history of taxonomy, scientific research funding, and the value and insularity of philosophical research. Encompassing all of these is an overarching interest in the interplay between science and society. In my work on these topics, I use both traditional philosophical methods such as conceptual analysis and empirical methods such as Text and Data Mining and bibliometric analyses.
I received my PhD from the HPS department in Cambridge (UK), where I worked with Tim Lewens. Before that, I studied philosophy at KU Leuven, and Cognition and Culture at Queen's University Belfast (UK).