My research interests primarily stem from the evolutionary underpinnings of human behaviour. In particular, I am interested in male dominance hierarchies and leadership. I am currently researching the role facial judgements play in how one responds to opponents. I am also interested in correlates between behaviour and biological morphology, in particular anthropometric measurements that are used as markers for masculinity.
I graduated from Durham University with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology in 2008. Under the supervision of Dr. Steven Muncer, my undergraduate dissertation looked at the effect of emotional language knowledge in sex differences on empathy scores. Having developed a keen interest in evolutionary psychology during my undergraduate studies, I chose to deepen and expand my knowledge of evolution by studying an MPhil in Human Evolutionary Studies at the University of Cambridge. My dissertation, supervised by Dr. Lucio Vinicius, was primarily concerned with the evolution of sexual dimorphism, with a particular study of the sex differences in selection pressures ...
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