Elena Walsh specialises in the Philosophy of Mind and the Philosophy of Science. She has expertise in related areas including Moral Psychology (especially the relationship between emotion and reason) and Epistemology. She has a longstanding interest in Buddhist, Asian and comparative approaches to philosophy. Her other philosophical interests include the role of emotion in intelligent systems, and the ethical governance of emerging AI. Elena completed her PhD in 2019 at the University of Sydney. Her dissertation adopted a broadly naturalistic approach to provide a theoretical framework that explains how emotional dispositions are constructed in individuals over time. She has previously worked for the Department of Premier and Cabinet as a policy advisor, and as a researcher at the Practical Justice Initiative at the University of New South Wales.
More information is available via her website.