I'm a Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. My main research interest is the psychology of expertise and talent, which I have studied in numerous domains including board games, business, sport, physics, computer programming, music, language acquisition, nursing, physiotherapy and construction. My research combines experimental methods with computational modelling. Further research interests include the acquisition of language, scientific discovery, and the methodology of computational modelling. I'm currently leading an ERC Advanced Grant on Genetically Evolving Models in Science, which is at the intersection of psychology, computer science and philosophy.
I have over 250 refereed publications. I addition, I have written or edited ten books, including six books on expertise and computational modelling. My three latest books are Understanding Expertise (2015), The psychology of Chess (2018) and Scientific Discovery in the Social Sciences (2019).