My primary research interest is the evolution of communication and cognition, focusing on the role of gaze, facial expression and gestural communication in primates.
Certified Facial Action Coding System (FACS) coder
Part of the resaerch team which modified FACS for use with chimpanzees: Please visit the ChimpFACS website for further information on this project. We have also now developed a FACS for use in macaques [MaqFACS].
Affiliations: Member of our Behaviour and Evolution Research Group (BERG), the and the Scottish Primate Research Group, and the International Society for Anthrozoology. Council member for the British Science Association Psychology Section Committee (2005-2010) and member of the Primate Society of Great Britain.
Anna Roberts (2005 - 2011) Gestural communication in wild chimpanzees.
Betsy Herrelko (2008 - 2012) An assessment of the development of a cognitive research programme and introductions in zoo-housed chimpanzees see: http://chimpcam.com/
Adam Milligan (2008 - 2013) Emotional laterality in mammals.
Becky Leonardi (2010 - Co-supervisor) An animal assisted intervention for male young offenders see: http://pawsforprogress.com/
Yvonne Bauer (2012 - PT) Emotion and wellbeing in captive gorillas
Lesley Craig (2012 - ) Evaluating visitor learning in a zoo setting