James Nguyen joined the Institute in September 2018. He is the University of London Jacobsen Fellow based at both the Institute of Philosophy and the Department of Philosophy at University College London. His primary research interests concern scientific modelling: how do we use models to represent and explain natural and social phenomena? His philosophical interests are broad and include; the philosophy of economics, physics, and science in general; the nature of representation in art, language, and the mind; formal epistemology and decision theory; and philosophical methodology. He was previously a Postdoctoral Researcher in History and Philosophy of Science and the University of Notre Dame and is currently a Research Associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.