Members

The Centre consists of principal investigators and independent fellows from the School of Biology and Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews, plus their group members and PhD students.

Principal Investigators and Independent Fellows (School: B = Biology, P&N = Psychology & Neuroscience) (N=26):

Full list of members (please click on names or images to expand profiles):


Dr Patricia Arranz Alonso

Dr Patricia Arranz Alonso

Research Fellow (Tyack Group)
I am a research fellow at the Sea Mammal Research studying the acoustic behaviour of wild cetaceans

paa4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Carlota Batres

Dr Carlota Batres

Postgraduate Student (Perrett Group)
Sexual selection and facial preferences are evolutionary adaptations for mate choice

jcb23@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Lizzie Bradford

Miss Lizzie Bradford

Postgraduate Student (Gomez Group)
My research focuses on Theory of Mind the ability to attribute mental states to the self & others

eefb@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Charlotte Brand

Miss Charlotte Brand

PhD Student (Brown Group, Whiten Group)
Sex difference in social learning and cultural evolution.

cb246@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Alexis Breen

Miss Alexis Breen

Postgraduate Student (Healy Group)

ab297@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Gillian Brown

Dr Gillian Brown

Reader (Brown Group)
Sex differences in behavioural development and the evolution of behaviour

grb4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Jason Bruck

Dr Jason Bruck

Marie Curie Research Fellow (Janik Group)
Marine mammal cognition and communication

jb296@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Richard Byrne

Prof Richard Byrne

Professor of Psychology (Byrne Group)
Evolution of cognition, including gestural communication in great apes, elephant social intelligence

rwb@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Josep Call

Prof Josep Call

Professor of Comparative Psychology
Problem solving, Causal and inferential reasoning, Mindreading, Comparative cognition

jc276@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Nora Carlson

Miss Nora Carlson

Postgraduate Student (Healy Group)
Animal vocal communication and behaviour, specifically mobbing behavior in birds.

nc54@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Malinda Carpenter

Prof Malinda Carpenter

Professor of Developmental Psychology
Imitation, joint attention, pre-verbal communication, prosocial behaviour, group membership

mc213@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Kate Cross

Dr Kate Cross

Lecturer (Whiten Group)
Sex differences in human behaviour

cpc2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Katie Dickerson

Miss Katie Dickerson

PhD Student (Seed Group)
Episodic Memory

kld7@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Lea Johanna Dollbaum

Miss Lea Johanna Dollbaum

PhD student with Dr Nicola McGuigan, Heriot Watt: collaborating with (Whiten Group)
Development of prosocial behaviour in humans and capuchin monkeys, human evolution

ld122@hw.ac.uk

Miss Sophie Edwards

Miss Sophie Edwards

Postgraduate Student (Healy Group)

se30@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Katrina Falkenberg

Dr Katrina Falkenberg

Science Communication and Outreach Officer (Laland Group)

kjf5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Brittany Fallon

Miss Brittany Fallon

Postgraduate Student (Byrne Group, Zuberbühler Group)
Communication of wild eastern chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) during courtship

bf23@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Thomas Götz

Dr Thomas Götz

Honorary Lecturer (Janik Group)
Sensory ecology, psychophysiology, effects of noise & echolocation in marine mammals

tg45@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Ellen Garland

Dr Ellen Garland

Newton International Research Fellow (Rendell Group)

ecg5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Kalliopi-Chartomeni Gkikopoulou

Ms Kalliopi-Chartomeni Gkikopoulou

Postgraduate Student (Tyack Group)

kg366@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Georgina Glaser

Miss Georgina Glaser

Postgraduate Student (Healy Group)
Context-dependent decision making in hummingbirds and wasps

glg2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Juan-Carlos Gomez

Dr Juan-Carlos Gomez

Reader (Gomez Group)
Evolution and development of social cognition and intelligence

jg5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Kirsty Graham

Miss Kirsty Graham

PhD Student (Byrne Group)
Gestural communication in wild bonobos (Pan paniscus)

keg4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Lauren Guillette

Dr Lauren Guillette

BBSRC Anniversary Future Leader Fellow (Healy Group)
Social learning in nest-building birds

lmg4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Rachel Harrison

Miss Rachel Harrison

PhD Student (Whiten Group)
Cumulative culture and social learning in humans and non-human primates.

rh387@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Sue Healy

Prof Sue Healy

Reader (Healy Group)
Animal cognition in the wild

sdh11@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Audrey Henderson

Miss Audrey Henderson

Postgraduate Student (Perrett Group)
Facial cues to health and particularly the physiology which underlies them

ajw29@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Cat Hobaiter

Dr Cat Hobaiter

Lecturer
Evolution of language, primate communication and social behaviour, and comparative cognition

clh42@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Iris Holzleitner

Miss Iris Holzleitner

Postgraduate Student (Perrett Group)
The role of three-dimensional face shape in social perception

iijh2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr David Hunter

Dr David Hunter

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Perrett Group)

dwh5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Eira Ihalainen

Dr Eira Ihalainen

Marie Curie Fellow (Healy Group)

ei4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Saana Isojunno

Dr Saana Isojunno

Research Fellow (Miller Group)

si66@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Vincent Janik

Prof Vincent Janik

Professor of Biology
Director of Scottish Oceans Institute (Janik Group)
Acoustic communication and behaviour in marine mammals

vj@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Nick Jones

Mr Nick Jones

Postgraduate Student (Rendell Group)
Social learning in Archerfish

narj@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Brittany Jones

Ms Brittany Jones

Postgraduate Student (Janik Group)

bj34@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Joanna Kershaw

Miss Joanna Kershaw

Postgraduate Student (Miller Group)

jk49@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Barbara Klump

Dr Barbara Klump

Research Fellow (Rutz Group)
Social behaviour, ecology, social learning, acoustic communication, tool manufacture

bck3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Kevin Laland

Prof Kevin Laland

Professor (Laland Group)
Social learning, cultural evolution and niche construction

knl1@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Luca Lamoni

Mr Luca Lamoni

Postgraduate Student (Rendell Group)
Multi-agent models for studying humpback whale song cultural evolution.

ll42@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Alina Loth

Ms Alina Loth

Postgraduate Student (Janik Group)

al75@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Lucia Martina Martin Lopez

Ms Lucia Martina Martin Lopez

Postgraduate Student (Miller Group)

lmml2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Nicola McGuigan

Dr Nicola McGuigan

Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University collaborating (Whiten Group)
Social learning and cumulative culture

N.Mcguigan@hw.ac.uk

Ms Katherine Meacham

Ms Katherine Meacham

Laland Group Administrator (Laland Group)

km102@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Patrick Miller

Prof Patrick Miller

Professor (Miller Group)
Acoustic communication and behavioural ecology

pm29@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Elena Miu

Miss Elena Miu

Postgraduate Student (Laland Group, Rendell Group)
Cumulative cultural evolution and social learning in humans

em95@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Keelin Murray

Dr Keelin Murray

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Rendell Group)
Cumulative cultural evolution, social learning, language and music evolution, competition

kmm26@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Julie Oswald

Dr Julie Oswald

Marie Curie Research Fellow (Janik Group)

jno@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr James Ounsley

Mr James Ounsley

Postgraduate Student (Laland Group)
Mathematical modelling of cumulative culture and social learning

jpo2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Murillo Pagnotta

Mr Murillo Pagnotta

Postgraduate Student (Laland Group)
Social learning, theoretical integration of biology, psychology & social anthropology

mp214@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Kaitlin Palmer

Ms Kaitlin Palmer

Postgraduate Student (Rendell Group)

kp37@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof David Perrett

Prof David Perrett

Professor (Perrett Group)
Face Perception

dp@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr David Pritchard

Dr David Pritchard

Postdoctoral researcher (Healy Group)
Spatial Cognition in Wild Hummingbirds

djp4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Luke Rendell

Dr Luke Rendell

MASTS Reader in Biology (Rendell Group)
The evolution of learning, behaviour and communication

ler4@st-andrews.ac.uk

 Bethany Roberts

Bethany Roberts

Postgraduate Student (Janik Group)

blr2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Christian Rutz

Prof Christian Rutz

Professor of Biology (Rutz Group)
Evolution, ecology and social dynamics of animal tool use

cr68@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Will Schneider

Mr Will Schneider

Postgraduate student (Rutz Group)
Multi-disciplinary work, building & using research tools to explore evolution and behaviour

ws37@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Amanda Seed

Dr Amanda Seed

Senior Lecturer (Seed Group)
Comparative cognition and the evolution of intelligence

ams18@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Peter Slater

Prof Peter Slater

Professor of Natural History (Emeritus)
Vocal communication in birds and mammals

pjbs@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Shoko Sugasawa

Dr Shoko Sugasawa

JSPS Overseas Research Fellow (Rutz Group)
Behavioural ecology, Evolutionary biology, Ecology, Animal tool use

ss244@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Rene Swift

Mr Rene Swift

Research Assistant (Miller Group)

rjs30@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Ruoting Tao

Ms Ruoting Tao

PhD Student (Gomez Group)
Intention understanding and Theory of Mind

rt33@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Sara Tavares

Ms Sara Tavares

Postgraduate Student (Miller Group)
Social structure, acoustic communication and animal behaviour

sbt3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Camille Troisi

Miss Camille Troisi

Postgraduate Student (Laland Group)
Teaching behaviour, social learning and social foraging in birds and non-human primates

cat5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Peter Tyack

Prof Peter Tyack

Professor (Tyack Group)
Behaviour and acoustic communication in cetaceans

plt@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Christoph Vlter

Dr Christoph Vlter

Research Fellow (Seed Group)
Comparative cognition; Executive functions; Causal and inferential reasoning

cjv3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr David Walker

Mr David Walker

EASTBIO DTP PhD Research Student (Healy Group)
Molecular mechanisms & gene expression programs implicated in cognitive decline

djw23@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Stuart Watson

Mr Stuart Watson

Postgraduate Student (Whiten Group)
Majority bias and conformity in children and non-human primates

sw218@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Mike Webster

Dr Mike Webster

Lecturer in Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology (Laland Group)
Behavioural ecology, social learning, evolution, functions & mechanisms of animal grouping behaviour

mmw1@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Paul Wensveen

Dr Paul Wensveen

Research Fellow (Miller Group)

pw234@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Andrew Whiten

Prof Andrew Whiten

Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology and Wardlaw Professor of Psychology (Whiten Group)
Social cognition, social learning, tradition and culture in humans and non-human animals

aw2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Axel Wiberg

Mr Axel Wiberg

Postgraduate Student (Rutz Group)

raww@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Dengke Xiao

Dr Dengke Xiao

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Perrett Group)

dx@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Klaus Zuberbühler

Prof Klaus Zuberbühler

Professor (Zuberbühler Group)
The primate roots of human language

kz3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Jessica E.M. van der Wal

Miss Jessica E.M. van der Wal

Postgraduate student (Rutz Group)

jemvdw@st-andrews.ac.uk

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