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Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Michael J. Dunn is a Senior Lecturer for the BSc(Hons) Psychology degree in the Department of Applied Psychology within the Cardiff School of Health Sciences. He has a PhD from the University of Wales Cardiff and subsequently worked there as a Post-doctoral Research Associate.

He was awarded a PGC (HE) from Cardiff Metropolitan University and prior to being awarded his PhD obtained a first class honours degree from the University of Glamorgan. He is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and a member of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES). He has interest and expertise in two main areas of research, the Cognitive deficits that accompany schizophrenia (PhD and Post-doctoral research) and in Human Evolutionary Psychology (research currently ongoing at Cardiff Met).

Michael’s research has been published widely in internationally acclaimed high impact journals in both fields such as Evolution and Human Behavior, The British Journal of Psychology, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Psychopharmacology and Behavioural Brain Research and he is currently developing national and international links with other reputable academics with shared interests in order to foster future research collaborations.

Michael appears regularly on both TV and radio in connection with his research into the evolutionary basis of attraction/attractiveness and human mating/sexual behaviour.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University