Robert is currently a MPhil Candidate and undergraduate tutor in philosophy at the University of Adelaide. His thesis looks at the neurobiology involved in path integration tasks in animals, and artificial neural network models thereof. The overarching theme is an investigation into the philosophical foundations of cognitive science, intelligence, computation, and the relationship between the mind and brain. Additionally, Robert is interested in the philosophical prospects of a fully naturalised account of ethics/morality.
He has been involved in setting up and cultivating local and regional Effective Altruism communities, with a focus on discussing the philosophical ideas that explore the relationship between science and morality – a project he believe EA is thoroughly and admirably engaged in.