I research the psychology of concepts and categorization. The way in which people understand the world by classifying objects, people, events or situations into different conceptual types or categories is a fundamental topic for cognitive science. Concepts are the basic building blocks of thoughts and ideas, and play a major part in determining the meaning of substantive words in any language.
Downloadable Publications Updated May 2016
Conference presentations since 2001
(slides on request)
Current research projects
I am currently involved in a number of projects that involve different aspects of how people represent and use conceptual information.
Metacognition of Concepts
From September, 2016, I will be starting a new research project on Metacognition of Concepts, funded by a European Research Council Consolidator grant awarded to Professor Nick Shea of the Institute of Philosophy, University of London.