This website is geared to giving you an overview of who I
am, what I study and what I have done research-wise. (You can
also visit my department
, if that's not how you found this site.)
As of August 1st, 2009, I lecture at the University of Essex in the Psychology Department. I
currently teach evolutionary psychology and introductory psychology. In
the past, I have taught on modules covering psychobiology, social
psychology, cognitive psychology, research methods and statistics, and
historical and conceptual issues in psychology.
My general interests are in evolutionary approaches to human behaviour,
with a particular emphasis on social behaviour. I am convinced that
we cannot come to a full understanding of human behaviour, of our
behaviour, without recognising the role of evolution, and particularly
natural selection, in shaping what we are. I work by therefore
to frame whatever behaviour is of interest to me within an evolutionary
mesh, incorporating ecological, cultural, developmental and phylogenetic
aspects. This approach does not necessarily adopt a deterministic,
gene-centred view but rather one informed by the cultural nature
of humans and the interaction between selective forces and that
cultural capacity, itself a product of selection.
with me? See my Research webpage
for my interests
and possible topics for collaboration.
Hopefully, you enjoy looking around my site and find it useful. Any comments