PhD Students

Lucius Caviola

Lucius received his BSc in Psychology at the University of Basel (Switzerland) and his MSc in Psychological Research at the University of Oxford. In October 2015, he started his PhD under my supervision at the Department of Experimental Psychology. Lucius works on the intersection of psychology and moral philosophy. His co-supervisor is Julian Savulescu at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. Lucius’ PhD research focuses on preferences and biases in helping decisions, and is linked with our project on infectious disease. We also share an interest in cognitive enhancement.


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Jim Everett

Jim has obtained both his BA in Psychology, Philosophy, & Physiology and his MSc in Psychological Research at the University of Oxford. He is now a PhD student in the Department of Experimental Psychology, co-supervised by Miles Hewstone, Molly Crockett, and me. In his PhD on intergroup prosocial behaviour, Jim explores when, why, and how people help members of their own group more than members of other groups. We also share an interest in how we can help tackling large scale societal issues. Jim’s research contributed to our project on resource stewardship.



Anne-Marie Neise

Anne-Marie has obtained a BSc in Psychology as well as a BSc in Economics at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), and her MSc in Psychological Research at the University of Oxford. Since October 2016, I am supervising Anne-Marie jointly with Molly Crockett for her PhD. Mirroring our shared interest in the intersection of psychology and behavioural economics, Anne-Marie investigates how people infer others’ preferences and the role of uncertainty in prosocial behaviour. Being part of our project on infectious disease, Anne-Marie’s PhD project is also geared towards informing policy making.