About me

karen

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Geneva. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pittsburgh.

I am interested in the nature of fundamental physical theories, as well as the idea of emergent physics, and the relationship between these different `levels’ of description. So far, most of my research has focused on effective field theory, spacetime and quantum gravity.

My current project explores the roles of principles in physical theorising and theory-change. In particular, I am looking at the different principles involved in the search for quantum gravity.

I received my PhD from the University of Sydney in 2015, under the supervision of Professors Huw Price and Dean Rickles. While (and after) finishing my thesis, I spent some time visiting and teaching at the University of Cambridge. Prior to this, I completed a BA (Hons) in philosophy and a BSc (Hons) in theoretical physics at Monash University, Clayton.