About

I completed my PhD in Experimental Psychology at University of Toronto in 2015, with a thesis titled “Associative Learning as a Source of Visual Bias.” My doctoral research was supported by an Alexander Graham Bell doctoral scholarship from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). I was a visiting researcher at University of Vienna in 2014 and an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at Leiden University (2015-2016). In 2014, I also attended the Copenhagen Summer School in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, and began studying phenomenology beginning with the works of Amedeo Giorgi. In 2016, I received a VENI grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO), though I declined it and moved to University of Macau to take up an Assistant Professor position in Department of Psychology (2016-2021). In Macau, I taught Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and History of Psychology. In 2021, I resigned from my tenure-track position and moved back to Canada. My book, Experimental Psychology and Human Agency was published by Springer in 2019. I co-edited, with Jaan Valsiner, a follow-up book, titled Experimental Psychology: Ambitions & Possibilities, in which some of the themes from my first book are further explored.

Since 2021, I’ve held several positions across different industries. Working as Research Analyst at IcebergIQ, I helped SaaS companies gather valuable market insights (2021-2022). I then worked as a Field Director at Brendan Wood International, an investment advisory firm that specializes in gathering and providing performance intelligence pertaining to capital markets (2022-2023). Since 2023, I have been serving as Writer & Editor at Our Kids Media, a position I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Our Kids Media is dedicated to assisting families by offering comprehensive information to aid in the selection of schools, camps, and retirement communities, ensuring informed decisions for their loved ones.

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