I am interested in the role serendipity plays in innovation, creativity and cognition more generally. While my primary research field is cognitive psychology, I position myself in an interdisciplinary manner and draw inspiration from philosophy, cognitive archaeology and sociocultural historical accounts of creativity and innovation across teams and networks. 

I run the SCI Lab from London Metropolitan University and I am co- chair of the Serendipity Society.  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)

I am also a founding member and vice president of the Possibility Studies Network and I am actively pursuing an interest in operationalising and eliciting possibility thinking. I am a senior editor on the Encyclopedia of the Possible. 

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

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