Professor Nicholas Shea is an interdisciplinary philosopher of mind, and of psychology, cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience. He has previously collaborated with the Institute on his AHRC fellowship project ‘Meaning for the Brain, Meaning for the Person’ which saw him work closely with the Institute’s Honorary Research Fellow, Prof Chris Frith

More recently Prof Shea has been awarded a 5 year, €1.9 million European Research Council Consolidator grant for his project ‘Metacognition of Concepts’ This project will investigate the thoughts and feelings that accompany the use of concepts. It will be hosted at the Institute of Philosophy and will include interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships with Oxford University and City University, University of London. 

Professor Shea joins the Institute from King’s College London and specialises in the interdisciplinary study of philosophy of mind, psychology and cognitive neuroscience.