Professor Nicky Clayton

Professor in Comparative Cognition, University of Cambridge

Nicola Clayton is Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of Clare College and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Her expertise lies in the contemporary study of comparative cognition, integrating a knowledge of both biology and psychology to introduce new ways of thinking about the evolution and development of intelligence in non-verbal animals and pre-verbal children.

Nicky is also Rambert Dance Company’s first Scientist in Residence. She collaborates with Mark Baldwin, the Artitsitc Director, on new choreographic works inspired by science.