My research interests in philosophy of science centre on questions concerning the relationships between our theories and models of natural phenomena, the natural world and the methods of computing we use to connect them. From one point of view, my principal current focus, I investigate these relationships through study of the methods used in contemporary physics and applied mathematics to generate valid descriptions, predictions and explanations of the behaviour of natural phenomena. From another, I investigate the same relationships through study of the methods used historically to develop scientific theories. The combination of these approaches helps to clarify the interplay between our experiences of natural phenomena and the theories and models we develop to describe them.