Invited researchers

gallagherShaun Gallagher, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis, TN, USA

Shaun Gallagher is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis. He has a secondary appointment at the University of Hertfordshire (UK) and is Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and at Durham University (UK). He’s held visiting positions at the Cognition and Brain Science MRC Unit at the University of Cambridge, the Ecole Normale Supériure in Lyon, the Centre de Recherche en Epistémologie Appliquée (CREA), Paris, and Humboldt University, Berlin. He is currently a Humboldt Foundation Anneliese Maier Research Fellow (2012-17). His publications include Phenomenology (Palgrave Macmillan 2012); The Phenomenological Mind (with Dan Zahavi, Routledge, 2008; second edition 2012), Brainstorming (Imprint Academic, 2008); How the Body Shapes the Mind (Oxford, 2005); and as editor, the Oxford Handbook of the Self (Oxford, 2011). He’s editor-in-chief of the journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.

illundainJesús Ilundáin-Agurruza
Linfield College, Oregon, USA

He is associate professor of Philosophy at Linfield College where he received the 2011-2012 Samuel H. Graf Faculty Achievement Award and was 2008-2009 Allen & Pat Kelley Faculty Scholar. He currently serves as conference chair for the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS). He has edited Cycling & Philosophy (with M. Austin), published articles in journals such as Sports, Ethics, and Philosophy, and written chapters for many anthologies and edited collections on risk, many different sports and their confluence with martial arts, comparative philosophy, consciousness, literature, and more (some in Spanish). He is an avid cyclist and swimmer.

martinyKristian Moltke Martiny
Center for Subjectivity Research and Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

He has a Masters in Philosophy and Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen and University College London (UCL) (2003-2009). After finishing his degree he spent a year as a Scientific Assistant at the Center for Subjectivity Research (CFS), founded by ’Brain, Mind, and Medicines’, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (2010-2011). Currently, he is a Ph.D.-student in both philosophy and neuroscience at the University of Copenhagen, Center for Subjectivity Research and Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology. This Ph.D.-project is a collaboration with the Helene Elsass Center (HEC) which works with the rehabilitation of people with brain damage, primarily Cerebral Palsy (CP). In his project he investigates the bodily self-awareness of people with CP; the aim of this investigation is to apply the research to the development of rehabilitation strategies and technologies.

normannBritt Normann
Department of Health and Care Sciences, University of Tromsø, Norway

She is Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator of the Master’s Program in Neurological Physiotherapy and a Ph.D.-candidate at the University of Tromsø. She is a clinical specialist in Neurological Physiotherapy at Nordland Hospital, Bodø.

oberg-gunnGunn Kristin Øberg
Department of Health and Care Sciences, University of Tromsø, Norway

She is Assistant Professor and a clinical specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy at the University of Tromsø.


pagesCatherine Genno Pagès Roshi
Dana Zen Centre, Montreuil, France

She founded the Dana Zen Centre in Montreuil close to Paris. She is a Roshi in the Taizan Maezumi Roshi lineage which combined both Rinzai and Soto practices. She teaches throughout Europe and simplifies her description as the practice of “just sitting” and koan practice. She has had Alexander lessons and is interested in the psychophysical aspects of mindfulness training.

robertsNeil Roberts
Clinical Research Imaging Center, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

He holds the Chair of Medical Physics and Imaging Science at University of Edinburgh through SINAPSE, Edinburgh, based at the Clinical Research and Imaging Centre (CRIC), Queens Medical Research Institute (QMRI), Little France. CRIC opens later this year and houses a Siemens 3 T Verio MR system, 128 slice spiral CT, PET/CT and cyclotron. Neil plans to widen the scope of his neuroscience interest by developing the “human-machine interface” in the wide bore Verio system with “movement Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mMRI)” – the integration and interaction of body and organ systems – and to study fetal and child development. He also trained as a teacher of the Alexander Technique.

rocheEmmanuel Roche, D.O.
Centre Georges Chevrier (CNRS), University of Burgundy, Dijon, France

He is an Osteopath and Chair of the Franco-American Osteopathic Society (S.O.F.A.). He founded and directed the first university degree, LEGOSTEO, program in Europe for forensic osteopathic expertise at the University of Bourgogne. He maintains a private osteopathic practice in Dijon where he is a specialist in perinatal and pediatric osteopathy as well as proprioceptive development and learning disabilities. He has followed all phases of the Biodynamic Osteopathy course with his mentor, Dr. James Jealous, D.O. Emmanuel is now a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Burgundy at the Centre Georges Chevrier (CNRS) and his doctoral research focuses on the phenomenology of perception in osteopathy.

ruffaldiEmanuele Ruffaldi, Ph.D.
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

He is Assistant Professor in Applied Mechanics at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy (PERCRO – Perceptual Robotics Laboratory). His research interests are in the application of machine learning for modeling behaviors of humans with a focus on skill training in Virtual Environments and integration with robot learning. He is involved in the domain of haptics with a focus on haptic rendering. He is leading the Sensing, Modeling, and Learning for Humans research group at PERCRO.

stuartSusan Stuart, Ph.D.
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

She is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. Her current research interests are focused on developing a notion of pre-theoretical, affective co-engagement which she describes as “enkinaesthesia”. She intends to develop a neuro-phenomenological enquiry into the nature of the anticipatory affective dynamics which characterizes enkinaesthetic engagement.