I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. Until October 2013 I held a similar position in Mike Tomasello’s Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig.

My work addresses the cognitive and motivational pre-requisites of intentional communication and various aspects of social learning, including imitation and pedagogy, and the development of these motivations and abilities in ontogeny and phylogeny. I write philosophy papers and also conduct empirical studies on the communicative abilities of human children, non-human great apes, and domestic dogs.