My main interest areas are in the Philosophy of Psychiatry, Philosophy of Mind, and the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine. In particular, I am interested in how theories and practices in Psychiatry are influenced by socio-historical factors, and how the specialty interacts with broader societal norms surrounding mental functioning. I believe that Psychiatry currently finds itself in a potential period of what Thomas Kuhn called “scientific revolution,” and that rigorous critical analysis of the philosophical underpinnings of psychiatric theory is needed at present if psychiatric science is to progress to a more nuanced and fruitful theoretical paradigm. Within the psychiatric field, my main areas of knowledge and interest are those around mood/affect, anxiety, and addiction. From the philosophical direction, I am interested in how philosophical ideas about the nature of identity and subjectivity, freedom/agency and responsibility, and normative ethics come to influence psychiatric theory and practice, as well as the broader societal treatment of those demarcated as mentally ill.