I am a doctoral researcher working out of the Creative Cognition Lab at Kingston University, London. I am interested in the role serendipity plays in innovation, creativity and cognition more generally. While my primary research field is cognitive psychology, I am shamelessly interdisciplinary and draw inspiration from philosophy, cognitive archaeology and sociocultural historical accounts of creativity and innovation across teams and networks. 

I am secretary of the Serendipity Society and I am keen to promote the systematic and scientific study of serendipity. With Samantha Copeland, I am co editor of The Art of Serendipity (to be published by Palgrave in 2021) and along with Martin Sand, we are both editing Serendipity Science (to be published by Springer in 2021)

In 2021 I was awarded the Frank X Barron award for superior contribution to the student of creativity, aesthetics and the arts by APA Division 10. 

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