I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm, where I work on three projects: Climate Ethics, Sustainable Populations in the Time of Climate Change, and Rational Foundations of Longtermism.
I am a decision theorist and philosophy of science. I work on two related fields: (1) decision-making under conditions of severe uncertainty, and (2) scientific modelling, especially as a source of evidence for decisions. My work is focused on science-guided policymaking. Here is a video of me describing some challenges with using models to support Covid-19 decision making, for a non-expert audience.
A copy of my CV is available here.
Before beginning my PhD, I worked as a management consultant for Bain & Co., and then in the strategy team for London-based property developers Lodha UK. I have a Master’s degree in theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge, and my undergraduate degree was in Physics and Philosophy at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
I am from Johannesburg, South Africa, but spent most of the 2010s living in the UK.
Here is a short bio:
- “Roles for scientists in policymaking”, Conference on Climate Change and Studies of the Future, University of A Coruna, November 2021 [slides]
- Normative Formal Epistemology as Modelling, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (forthcoming) [preprint]
- Making confident decisions with model ensembles, Philosophy of Science 88(3) 2021 [published version]