As part of Joanna Bryson's research group, I currently investigate the impact of anthropomorphic robot designs on our understanding of intelligent systems. For instance, do we attribute greater agency and mentality to robots with more humanlike appearance? How does this in turn affect our behaviour within human-robot interactions, and can highly anthropomorphic designs potentially become deceptive? How can we make machine nature more transparent to ensure responsible use of AI?
Before robots, I used mobile eye tracking within social interaction paradigms to examine the influence of a range of factors (e.g., cultural environment, visual saliency, age) that shape face perception, and I also investigated how this changes across human development.
So, in its broadest sense, I am interested in employing different experimental paradigms to study the factors that shape and motivate human social interactions and perceptions.
Psychology/Vision Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London
2015 → 2019
Educational Neuroscience, Master of Science, University College London & Birkbeck
2013 → 2015
Computational Neuroscience, Master of Science, University of Sheffield
2011 → 2012
Mathematics & Psychology, Bachelor of Science, University of Glasgow
2007 → 2011
Associate Research Fellow, Birkbeck, University of London2019 → …
- Artificial Intelligence
- AI ethics
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Face perception
- Eye Tracking
- Eye Movements
- Social Neuroscience
- Developmental Psychology
- Vision Science