I joined BCU shortly after completing my PhD in comparative psychology. During this process, I developed a passion for statistics and research methods, which I continues to teach across the BSc programmes at BCU.
My research interests focus in understanding the evolution of culture, in humans and non-humans. My work has typically focussed on great apes and drawn comparisons between them and humans to make inferences about our last common ancestor and the emergence of our culture. My research aims to dispel some of the misconceptions about the cultures of our closest living relatives and promote conservation and further study of these critically endangered species.