I am module coordinator for the second year course PSY9A3 The Social Mind, I also lecture on first year module PSY11 and third year module PSY9AK. I teach two final year electives: Culture and Evolution, and Evolution of Language. I contribute to Masters modules PRMP32 Research Methods in Psychology and PRMP37 Evolutionary Psychology.
I am interested in social learning, traditions, and cultural evolution, in nonhumans and humans.
Research Funding: ESRC Research Grant (RES-062-23-1634), An experimental approach to studying cultural variation and convergence, March 2009 - Feb 2011, £315,446 (Principal Investigator). ESRC "First Grants" Award (RES-061-23-0072), Testing hypotheses about cumulative cultural evolution, Oct 2006-Sept 2008, £143,161 (Principal Investigator), Final report graded "Outstanding".