Researcher Profile

Jacqueline Sullivan

Jacqueline Sullivan

Associate Professor



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Jacqueline Sullivan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, a Core Member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy and an Associate Member of the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario. She has a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science (2007) and a MS in Neuroscience (2003) from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Sullivan's research is situated at the intersection of philosophy of neuroscience, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science and has its origin in a single basic question: What light does contemporary neuroscience shed on the relationship between mind and brain? While she takes this to be an empirical question, philosophers have an important role to play in answering it, namely by shedding light on how neuroscience works. To this end, the project at the heart of her research program is to develop and refine a conceptual framework for evaluating experiments and understanding the nature of different kinds of practices (e.g., conceptual, investigative, integrative, open-science practices) in the neurosciences of cognition (e.g., Sullivan 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018).