Dr Andrea Blomkvist

  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (Philosophy)

email: Andrea.Blomkvist@glasgow.ac.uk

Department of Philosophy, Room 216, 67-69 Oakfield Avenue, G12 8LP

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1997-592X


Dr Andrea Blomkvist joined the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience in 2024, where she holds a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith Fellowship.

During 2023/24, she was based at the London School of Economics and Political Science, as a postdoctoral researcher on Dr Ali Boyle's UKRI-funded project Episodic Memory: Uniquely Human? This interdisciplinary project explores the distribution and function of episodic memory.

During 2022/23 previously held a position as a postdoctoral researcher working with Professor Bence Nanay at Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp. Before this, she held a positions as a Teaching Associate in Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Psychology in the Philosophy Department at the University of Sheffield (2021/22).

She was awarded her PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2021 under the supervision of Luca Barlassina, Dorothea Debus, and Dominic Gregory, funded by the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities.  She further holds an MA in Cognitive Studies from the University of Sheffield (2017), and my MA (Hons) in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh (2016).

Research interests

My current project investigates what unifies mental imagery as a kind which can explain cognitive phenomena. As part of an interdisciplinary project between neuroscience and philosophy, I also conduct empirical research into the function of mental imagery, looking especially at its contribution to episodic memory in individuals with aphantasia.