About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Daw Lab at Princeton Neuroscience Institute. Before this, I received my Ph.D from the department of Experimental Psychology at University College London (UCL) in the Affective Brain Lab under the supervision of Tali Sharot. This explored how valence – whether a piece of news is good or bad – influences the extent to which information is integrated and used to revise beliefs about ourself, our future and the future of those around us. Recently I have been pursuing a separate strand of research examining the role of emotional adaptation in aversive decision making (find out more about this here). I am excited to continue these areas of research and others at Princeton using a combination of complimentary approaches from computer science, behavioural economics and brain imaging.



Preprint out on SSRN here examining how optimistic biases in beliefs disappear when we are under threat. These findings hope to shed light on the enigmatic puzzle of how humans might have evolved to be optimistic.


Excited to announce that I’ve been awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral fellowship to undertake research at Oxford and Princeton. Many a colleague, friend and family member helped me along the way with this process, to which I’m extremely grateful.


I’ve written a couple of pieces recently for Aeon Magazine and The Dana Foundation discussing my findings and those of others on dishonesty and the potential implications that arise.