I am a philosopher of science, with special interests in the philosophy of biology and in data ethics. I am especially interested in how empirical practices can be assessed and evaluated from a philosophical perspective.
Correspondingly, I have explored two dimensions of scientific practice: (1) the philosophy of evolutionary developmental biology; and (2) data ethics in relation to genomics.
PHILOSOPHY OF EVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
I am interested in the relationship between empirical programs in evolutionary-developmental biology and evolutionary theory, broadly construed. I have worked on evolutionary causation (especially on the question of interlevel causation), niche construction and the notions of 'adaptation' and 'evolutionary novelties'.
Museums are my happy place
DATA ETHICS AND HUMAN GENOMICS
In this project, I assess scientific practices in human genomics from within. I am especially interested in how 'genetic ancestry' is a category used to cluster and label human groups. I have been intrigued by how 'genetic ancestry' is a complex construct and how it has consequences to our understanding of human genetic diversity.