Olivia Guest

Hi, I am a computational cognitive modeller — I develop and test psychological and neuroscientific theories using formal modelling techniques. I am a postdoctoral researcher in Andrea E. Martin's lab at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging at Radboud University, Netherlands.

My main interests are a) creating and evaluating models for conceptual organisation, semantic memory, and categorisation and b) (meta)theory. Additionally, I am an editor-in-chief at ReScience C and a topic editor at Journal of Open Source Software.

I emigrated to the UK from Cyprus in 2006 to pursue an undergraduate degree in Computer Science (University of York, UK). After that, I moved on to an MSc in Cognitive and Decision Sciences (University College London, UK). I then undertook a PhD in Psychological Sciences (Birkbeck, UK), specifically on computational models for semantic memory. Since obtaining my PhD, I have worked in labs at the University of Oxford, University College London, and as an independent scientist at a research centre in Cyprus.

I am committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in (open) science, e.g., promoting access to technical skills training — including the broader decolonisation of cognitive and computational sciences. Relatedly, Christina Bergmann and I maintain a list of underrepresented cognitive computational scientists.



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