Speaking

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Film:

Thanks to PhiloCast for interviewing me after the Cambridge-LMU Moral Psychology Network meeting in Munich this past summer! Listen to my thoughts on empathy as skill and empathy in medicine here!

I was also interviewed by Greg Boyle for a short film about the KLI.  You can view the video on youtube.  Many thanks to Greg for doing a wonderful job creating the film!

Public Engagement: 

  • August 2019: Big Ideas Session: ‘Empathy in the Courtroom?’ HMP Warren Hill
    • Led a seminar on the role of empathy in legal proceedings at HMP Warren Hill.  I plan to continue with this kind of engagement through Cambridge’s Learning Together Programme.
  • March 2017: Brain Awareness Week, Vienna, Austria
    • Organised a screening of the film,  ‘Experimenter,’ which is about Milgram’s obedience experiments, followed by a discussion with a panel of experts.  The event was aimed at high school students in Vienna.

Invited Talks: 

  • October 2020
    • Empathy and Agency in the Clinical Encounter
      • CRASSH Cambridge Health, Medicine, and Agency Network (online)
  • October 2019
    • Empathy, Emotions and Law
      • Cambridge Socio-Legal Group Seminar, Cambridge
  • July 2019
    • Empathy as a Skill
      • Cambridge/LMU Moral Psychology Workshop
  • May 2019
    • Follow the Measures: conceptualisation, measurement, and interdisciplinary in the science of empathy
      • Cambridge Philosophy of Science Seminar, Cambridge
  • September 2018
    • Finding Empathy: How neuroscientific measures, evidence, and conceptualisations interact
      • Konrad Lorenz Institute Colloquium, Klosterneuburg
  • April 2018
    • Should we be eliminativists about empathy?
      • CogSci Colloquium, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna
  • January 2017
    • Empathy as a ‘Looping Kind’
      • Konrad Lorenz Institute Colloquium, KLI Klosterneuburg
  • December 2014
    • Empathy, Measurement & Medicine
      • Interdisciplinary Network on Sympathy, Empathy, & Imagination Workshop, Oxford

Refereed Conference Presentations

  • October 2020
    • Ethics as Practice in Medical Education
      • KCL Philosophy in Medical Education Colloquium on Ethics (online)
  • July 2019
    • Stability and the Looping Effects of Human Kinds
      • ISHPSSB 2019, Oslo, Norway
      • BSPS 2019, Durham, UK
  •  July 2017
    • What is the place of empathy in a diverse society?
      • International Tübingen Symposium on Ethics: The Value of [Not] Being Diverse, Tübingen, Germany
    • Looping Patterns by Degree
      • Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Society, University of Edinburgh
  • March 2017
    • The Empathic Ideal in Modern Medicine
      • Doctor, Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor-Patient Relationship, University of Oxford
  • July 2015
    • Can Conceptual Confusion Surrounding Empathy be Resolved?
      • Empathy & Interpretation Across the Disciplines, University of Cambridge
    • Looping Effects in the Case of Medical Empathy
      • International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Montreal, Canada
  • October 2014
    • What is Empathy?
      • The Moral Domain: Conceptual Issues in Moral Psychology, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • September 2014
    • What is Empathy? A genealogical approach
      • European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Noto, Sicily
  • July 2013
    • Statistical Learning as a Mechanism
      • International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Montpellier, France
  • May 2009
    • Poster: Statistical Learning in Everyday Perception
      • Vision Sciences Society, Naples, Florida