Department of Informatics

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Prof Steve Torrance

Post:Associate Tutor (Informatics)
Location:CHICHESTER 1 CI160
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Since 2003 I have been a Visiting Senior Research Fellow, at the Centre for Research in Cognitive Science (COGS), School of Informatics, University of Sussex.

I also lecture part-time at Goldsmiths College, University of London, Psychology Dept.

I recently retired as Professor of Cognitive Science from Middlesex University, where I was based in the School of Health and Social Sciences.    (I am now Professor Emeritus.)

My training is in Philosophy.  I have a DPhil and BPhil in Philosophy from Oxford, and I studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Sussex.  I taught philosophy, artificial intelligence and cognitive science over several decades – mainly at Middlesex University, but also at Sussex. 

I am a committee member of the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology group in the British Psychological Society.

I am a Council Member, Royal Institute of Philosophy (since December 2009).

I am also a jazz musician:  I teach jazz piano, and I play with colleagues at Sussex.



At Sussex I contribute regularly to research seminars, and I was a founder member of the Centre for Research in Cognitive Science (COGS), which was set up as a multidisciplinary research group in 2003.  I host the weekly COGS research seminar in cognitive science.