Degrees, Teaching Experience, and Service to the Profession
- PhD [awarded without corrections], Cognitive Science (Jan 2012 - Feb 2016) - Macquarie University
- MPhil, Philosophy of Mind (2009-2011) - The University of Edinburgh
- MRes, with Distinction, Logic and Philosophy of Science (2007-2009) - University of Amsterdam/ State University of Milan
- BA, First class Hons, Philosophy (2003-2007) - State University of Milan
TEACHING (lecturing / tutoring) and RA EXPERIENCE
Over the course of my academic career I was involved in postgraduate and undergraduate teaching as a course convenor (lecturer), guest lecturer, and tutor at: a. King's College, London [http://www.kcl.ac.uk/index.aspx]; b. Saint Petersburg State University [http://english.spbu.ru/]; c. National Research Higher School of Economics, Moscow [https://www.hse.ru/en/] d. Macquarie University [http://www.mq.edu.au/]; e. Sydney Institute for Business and Technology [SIBT, https://www.sibt.nsw.edu.au/]; and f. Open Universities Australia [https://www.open.edu.au/].
2017-2018. Lecturer and Course Convenor - Neuroscience and the Mind (5AAN5001 at King's College, London)
2016-2017. Lecturer and Course Convenor - (offered) Critical Thinking (PSYC105 ) at ACU
2015-2016. Lecturer and Course Convenor - Body and Mind (PHL262) at Macquarie University
2014-2015. Lecturer and Course Convenor - Philosophy of Cognitive Science (PHIL 363) at Macquarie University
2019. Guest Lecturer - 3 Invited Lectures (series of seminars) on Embodied Cognition at Saint Petersburg State University
2017. Guest Lecturer - 4 Invited Lectures (series of seminars) on Critical Thinking at the National Research Higher School of Economics, Moscow
2015-2016. Guest Lecturer - Critical Thinking (PHL 137) at SIBT
2018-2019. Tutor - Philosophy of Biology (6AANA050 at King's College, London)
2017-2018. Tutor - Neuroscience and the Mind (5AAN5001 at King's College, London)
2017-2018. Tutor - Advanced Topics in the Philosophy of Mind (5AAN5002 at King's College, London)
2016-2017. Tutor – Philosophy of Cognitive Science (PHIL 363 at Macquarie University)
2016-2017. Tutor – Critical Thinking (PHIL 137 at Macquarie)
2015-2016. Tutor - Mind, Meanings, and Metaphysics (PHL 131) at Open Universities Australia.
2015-2016. Tutor - Philosophy of Cognitive Science (PHL 310) at Open Universities Australia.
2015-2016. Tutor - Mind, Meanings and Metaphysics (PHL 131, Convenor Dr Albert Atkin) at Macquarie University
2015-2016. Tutor - Critical Thinking (PHL 137, Convernor Dr Albert Atkin) at Macquarie University
2014-2015. Tutor - Critical Thinking (PHL 137, Convenor Dr. Albert Atkin). at Macquarie University
2013-2014. Tutor - Critical Thinking (PHL137, Convenor Dr. Albert Atkin). at Macquarie University
Over the course of my PhD I worked as a research assistant for five academics (Prof Amanda Barnier, Dr Karola Stotz, Dr David Kaplan, Dr Nicholas Bullot, and A/Prof Richard Menary) in two different departments (Cognitive Science and Philosophy)
January 2105 – September 2016
As a Research Assistant (2015--2016) for Dr Karola Stotz (Philosophy) I worked as a website developer and build Dr Stotz's new homepage [http://www.karolastotz.com/]. I now assist Dr Stotz with her Templeton World Charity Foundation project entitled: “Causal Foundations of Biological Information”.
July – December 2015
As a Research Assistant (2015) for Prof Amanda Barnier I assisted to the preparation of testing protocols and ethics applications and recruited subjects for testing. I am now also part of an international team that is developing a 3-year study of cognitive and other correlates of hypnotisability. Team members include: E/Prof Max Coltheart [Macquarie], Prof Zoltan Dienes [Sussex], Prof Jean-Roch Laurence [Concordia], Dr Devin Terhune [Goldsmiths], Prof Etzel Cardena [Lund] and Prof Erik Woody [Waterloo]).
August 2014 – December 2015
As a Research Assistant (2015-2014) for Dr David Kaplan (Cognitive Science) I developed two new 300 level units (COGS 301 and COGS 399) for the undergraduate major in Cognitive Science. COGS 301 focuses on significant problems in cutting-edge cognitive science. COGS 399 synthetizes knowledge and practical skills acquired throughout the major. The project was financed by a Macquarie Enhancement Program Grant ($25000)
January 2014 – March 2015
As a Research Assistant (2015-2014) for Dr Nicolas Bullot (Cognitive Science) I worked on a project that involved research on the links between culture and cognition. Dr Bullot and I also co-authored a paper which is now almost ready for submission.
November – December 2013.
As a Research Assistant (2013) for A/Prof Richard Menary (Philosophy) I worked on a project that involved research on culture and plasticity.
SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
- Reviewer 'The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science' (1x)
- Reviewer 'Dialectica' (1x)
- Reviewer 'Synthese' (4x) .
- Reviewer 'Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences' (4x)
- Reviewer 'Memory Studies' (2x).
- Reviewer 'Frontiers in Psychology' (3x).
- Reviewer, 'TopiCS'. (1x)
- Reviewer, 'Frontiers in Human Neuroscience'. (2x)
- Reviewer, 'Biology and Philosophy'. (1x)
- Reviewer, 'Minds and Machines' (1x)
- Reviewer, 'Philosophia'. (1x)
- Reviewer, 'Philosophical Psychology'. (3x)
- Reviewer, 'Topoi'. (2x).
- Reviewer, 'Avant' (1x)
- Reviewer ''APhEx'. (1x)
- Reviewer ''Adaptive Behaviour (2x)
Referee (Book Proposal): Oxford University Press (1x)
Referee (Book Chapters): MIT Press (1x); Routledge (2x)
Referee (Book): Oxford University Press (1x)
· Cog-Sci 2018 (1x)
(The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science society) - http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/conference/cogsci-2018/
· New Challenges in Philosophy of Neuroscience' 2018 (1x)
·Cog-Sci 2017 (1x)
(The Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science society) - http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/conference/cogsci2017/
·Cog-Sci 2016 (1x)
(The Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science society) - http://cognitivesciencesociety.org/conference2016/index.html
· Cog-Sci 2015 (3x)
(The Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science society) - http://cognitivesciencesociety.org/conference2015/index.html
· Euro-Asian-Pacific Joint Conference on Cognitive Science 2015 (1x)
( http://www.eapcogsci2015.it/ ).