Interested in working with me?

Currently I am based in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews. Our department Origins of Mind is part of the Center for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution. We are an international, collaborative and interdisciplinary department, working on a range of exciting questions while combining different disciplines and collecting data on animals and humans. We benefit from shared seminars and close collaborations within and between different schools of the University of St Andrews. In addition, there is an interactive Comparative Primatology community within Scotland, i.e. the Scottish Primate Research Group.


My lab focuses on the evolutionary and psychological origins of cooperation, which we study mainly in chimpanzees and Norway rats in lab, zoo and sanctuary settings. I am dedicated to teaching and supervising. I am committed to being fair and respectful to everyone and take diversity, equality and inclusion seriously. I welcome all motivated students with interests to contact me at any time. There are also voluntary summer positions available for under- and postgraduates. Please get in touch with me to discuss your ideas for short- and long-term projects.