I completed my PhD at the Australian National University on the philosophy of probability in 2010, and I have degrees in mathematics and philosophy from the University of Queensland in 2006.
I have held academic positions at the University of Maryland, the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, the Tilburg Center for Ethics and Philosophy of Science, the University of Vienna, the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, and the Australian National University.
In addition to being an academic, I've also operated as risk management consultant for the Australian Government and other clients since 2011.
My research is primarily on the philosophical foundations of uncertainty, decision making, philosophical psychology, and social epistemology — with a particular focus on the wisdom of crowds. My company, DelphiCloud, applies this research in the form of software to help our clients make sound probabilistic forecasts in situations of high stakes and extreme uncertainty.
In recent years my reseach focus has turned to the topics of psychedelics and meditation. I believe that by developing a better understanding of these topics we can shed new light on the nature of uncertainty, wisdom, good decision making, and creative problem solving.