Professor Ruth Mace
Ruth's research interest is in human behavioural ecology and cultural evolution, including the evolution of families, kinship, cooperation and conflict, working in China, Africa and the UK.
Dr Alexandra Alvergne
Alex’s interests include evolutionary medicine and public health, applied evolutionary anthropology, human behavioral ecology, reproductive ecology, evolutionary epidemiology and cultural evolution.
Professor Louise Barrett
Louise's research interests are behavioural ecology of human and non-human primates, including mating strategies, determinants of fertility, parental investment, social network analysis, and the evolution of personality and behavioural plasticity. Also interests in embodied and enactivist cognition and the evolution of mind.
Dr Lisa Debruine
Lisa’s research interests are kin recognition, how social perception of morphology affects social behaviour, and how pathogens influence mating and social behaviours. She is also interested in meta-science issues such as registered reports, reproducible analyses, data visualisation, data curation, and generalisability of research (especially in the context of the Psychological Science Accelerator).
Professor Charles Efferson
Charles's research interests include gene-culture co-evolution, behavioral game theory, and the cultural evolution of harmful social norms and traditions.
Professor Evelyne Heyer
Evelyne's research interests include impact of culture on human genetic diversity including mate choice, social organization, language, intergenerational transmission of behaviors.
Dr Brooke Scelza
Brooke’s interests are in human behavioral ecology, with particular focus on reproductive decision-making, parental investment, and maternal and child health.
Dr Rebecca Sear
Rebecca's research interest is in evolutionary social sciences, particularly human behavioural ecology, evolutionary demography.
Dr Dietrich Stout
Dr. Stout’s research combines Paleolithic archaeology with cognitive neuroscience to study the evolution of the human brain and cognition.
Professor Chuan-Chao Wang
Chuan-Chao is using population genomics and ancient DNA in combination with archaeology, linguistics, and history to understand genetic structure, origin and migrations, and anthropological traits in human populations.
Dr Maria Emilia Yamamoto
Emilia's main research interest is cooperative behaviour, both in humans and non-human primates, from an evolutionary perspective.