I am a Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a visiting researcher in the Computational Auditory Perception Group at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics. I am interested in understanding the psychological and cultural foundations of complex social behaviour such as music and aesthetics, and the role they play in human societies and cultural evolution.

My research combines computational methods with innovative psychological experiments to study how such behaviours emerge through the interplay of human cognition, social interaction, and cultural transmission. For example, see my work on how cultural transmission shapes the evolution of human song, read a recent study about the influence of weather conditions on UK music success, or check out REPP, a Python package to run high-precision synchronisation studies over the internet, such as tapping to the beat of music.

  • Cultural Evolution
  • Music Cognition
  • Empirical Aesthetics
  • Collective Creativity
  • Computational Social Science
  • PhD in Psychology, 2020

    Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

  • MSc in Music, Mind, and Brain, 2015

    Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

  • BA in Psychology, 2013

    Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain


Goldsmiths, Univeristy of London
Lecturer in Psychology
Sep 2023 – Present London, United Kingdom
University of Oxford
Departmental Lecturer
Jan 2023 – Present Oxford, United Kingdom
Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Postdoctoral Researcher
Apr 2020 – Present Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Audio Communication Group | Technische Universität Berlin
Doctoral Candidate
Sep 2017 – Jun 2020 Berlin, Germany

Research Areas

Auditory Perception and Cognition
I study how people from different backgrounds experience the auditory world and the impact of their mental representations on music behaviou and culture. I am particularly interested in making auditory research more scalable and generalizable across cultures.
Cultural Evolution
Cultural traditions, such as language and music, arise from complex cultural processes of human interaction and the transmission of knowledge. My work examines such processes by combining computational methods with cultural transmission experiments in complex production modalities, such as music and art.
Empirical Aesthetics
I am interested in both the biological and cognitive foundations of sensory evaluation and aesthetic experience, and how they contribute to the collective dynamics of popularity and opinion formation in art.