Jonathan R Goodman

PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

Doctoral student at the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies researching human social evolution, mimicry, and the evolution of exploitative behaviours. I research evolutionary explanations for exploitation at all levels, from micro-environments to human populations, with a particular interest in understanding why communication is so complex across species, and how some aspects of communication are exploited, through mimicry or other tactics, for Darwinian purposes. I recently completed an EPSRC-funded fellowship at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, where I applied some elements of my research to the public health sphere.


  • 2019–present
    PhD Student, University of Cambridge
  • 2018–2019
    Fellow, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London
  • 2016–2018
    Postgraduate researcher, Department of biology, Queens College, CUNY