My writing, research, and practice centres around cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience and philosophy. I’m investigating how our understanding of sound is structured metaphorically through visual and physical experience; I argue that sounds are fundamentally understood in terms of objects. Synaesthesia, its neural basis and its relationship to metaphor and conceptual metaphor theory are key areas of research.

My research stimulates enquiries which I test in my practice. My current project is Sounds are Objects: using sound and image to explore audio-visual cognition, I wish to understand the cognitive processes behind sonic creativity, and hopefully by extension, creativity in general.