Employment History

2018 – Present: Post-doc & Teaching Assistant, Economics & Biology, Lausanne. Further research into behavioural economics and the measurement of human social behaviours and preferences, along with teaching assistant for the Behaviour, Economics, and Evolution Masters specialization.

2015-2017: Lecture in Human Sciences, Director of Studies, New College, Oxford University. Teaching position, responsible for several cohorts of students in the Human Sciences degree, teaching a variety of courses and topics. Responsible for the exam in The Evolution of Animal and Human Behaviour.

2014 – 2017: Calleva Research Fellow of Evolution and Human Science, Magdalen College. Research on human cooperation, behavioural economics and ecological rationality. Three main strands were investigating in what ways does learning from others affect the cultural evolution of cooperation, do individuals cooperate ‘strategically’, and asking, what do we really measure when we measure human social behaviours in the lab?

2011 – 2014: Non-Stipendiary Research Fellow in Experimental Social Sciences, Nuffield College. An overlapping fellowship with my post-doc in zoology that facilitated my aim to integrate social sciences & zoology.

2009 – 2014: PDRA, Zoology, Oxford with Prof. S. West. Investigating both the evolution of cooperation, especially in humans, and asking, what do the results of behavioural economics experiments mean for evolutionary biology?

2008 – 2009: PDRA, Institute of Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology, Oxford, with Prof. R.I.M. Dunbar. Research investigating the evolution of human pair bonds and social investment strategies in contemporary environments. How much do people invest in social relations, and what are the costs. Can patterns of investment be predicted from evolutionary theory, and do people trade off investment in romantic partners versus alliances/friends.

2003 – 2007: PhD in Evolution and Behaviour, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh. Thesis: The Mating and Reproductive Behaviour of the Gregarious Parasitoid Wasp, Nasonia vitripennis. Research combining fieldwork, molecular lab work and behavioural experiments to investigate aspects of adaptation in response to population structure and individual decision-making in response to controlled laboratory experiments.

2001-2001: MSc in Integrative Bioscience, University of Oxford.

1997-2001: BSc with 1st Class Honours in Biology and N. American Studies, University of Sussex (with one year at Pennsylvania State University).