Dr Kirsten Blakey

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Philosophy Stirling

Dr Kirsten Blakey

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About me

About me

​I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy and Psychology working on an interdisciplinary project called 'Agency, Rationality and Epistemic Defeat' in collaboration with the Messerli Research Institute in Vienna. This project is investigating capacities for reflective belief revision in pre-verbal children, dogs and pigs.

I completed my PhD in developmental psychology in 2021 at the University of Stirling supervised by Professor Christine Caldwell. My PhD research focused on the development of distinctively human cumulative culture.

Prior to this I completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Heriot-Watt University in 2016, and a masters in Child Development at the University of Stirling in 2017.

Research

My research interests include social learning, cognitive development, cumulative cultural evolution, comparative cognition, and prosocial behaviour.

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Teaching

Teaching

I contribute to teaching on the undergraduate modules Developmental Psychology and Animal Behaviour and the masters modules in Psychological Research Methods (Child Development) and Psychology Conversion Course.

I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research placements.