Jamie Whitehouse is a Research Fellow within the Department of Psychology, working under PI Prof. Bridget Waller on the European Research Council (ERC) funded project: FACEDIFF. In the past, Jamie's work has focused primarily on social behaviour and communication in non-human primates and in his current role, he aims to uncover the evolutionary origins of individual differences in facial expression through comparative research on macaque monkeys.
Jamie is a member of the Evolution and Social Interaction Research Group.
I completed my undergraduate degree in zoology and my masters degree in animal behaviour, both at Bangor University. I focused predominantly on the social behaviour of primates, working with two different species of macaque. With these foundations I was able to acquire a research assistant position at the UoP and join the Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology team. I work with Dr. Bridget Waller and Dr. Jerome Micheletta at the Macaque Study Centre, where we are aiming to develop a better understanding of macaque, primate, and therefore human cognitive abilities.