Bio:

I am a philosopher of cognitive science, fascinated by how we think, work, play—basically, live and love—together. For understanding this better, I’m developing a theory of subjectivity and intersubjectivity called participatory sense-making.

Participatory sense-making aims is a framework for investigating our social lives. It build conceptual bridges between the different disciplines working on intersubjectivity. I also study and develop novel empirical methods. These concepts and methods are then applied to real life issues, for instance autism, therapeutic practices, learning and teaching, intimacy, development. In turn, the applications inform the further construction of the theory.

I believe that interdisciplinarity and open-mindedness are essential for this, and I collaborate with researchers and practitioners from many different fields and sectors: psychologists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, sociologists, physical therapists, systemic therapists, movement experts, people with autism.

I have been educated at Sussex University (D.Phil. 2007), the Free University of Brussels (Licentiate 2001), and through continuing life and work experience. I have been employed in three Marie Curie projects (one individual grant and 2 training networks), and have worked, among other places, at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, the Sussex Autistic Society, and the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Heidelberg.

Since January 2015, I hold a Ramón y Cajal Research Fellowship (tenure track) from the Spanish government, and work at the IAS-Research Centre for Life, Mind, and Society, in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of the Basque Country. I am Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychology, Cognitive Science. I tweet (not very often) @participha, and you can find some impressions of my work, including videos, and all my publications here on my website: hannedejaegher.wordpress.com

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Affiliations:

01/2015 –
Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow
IAS-Research Centre for Research on Life, Mind & Society
University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Donostia, ES

07/2014 – 12/2014:
Research Fellow
eSMCs: Extending SensoriMotor Contingencies to Cognition
IAS-Research Centre for Research on Life, Mind & Society
University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Donostia, ES

08/2012 – 06/2014:
Deputy Training Manager, Postdoctoral Researcher
Marie Curie Project TESIS
(Towards an Embodied Science of Intersubjectivity)
IAS-Research Centre for Research on Life, Mind & Society
University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Donostia, ES

08/2010 – 07/2012:
Marie Curie IEF Fellow (PIEF-GA-2009-253883)
Project Title: Interaction Dynamics and Autonomy in Social Cognition
IAS-Research Centre for Research on Life, Mind & Society
University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Donostia, ES

02/2008 – 07/2010:
Experienced Research Fellow
Marie Curie Research Training Network DISCOS
(Disorders and Coherence of the Embodied Self)
Section Phenomenological Psychopathology and Psychotherapy
Department of Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg, DE

10/2001 – 01/2008:
D.Phil. Student, Research and Teaching Assistant
Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Ongoing:
Visiting Research Fellow,
Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR)
COGS
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Visiting Researcher
Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Amsterdam, NL

Postal address:

Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Avenida de Tolosa 70, 20080 Donostia – San Sebastián