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Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Tamsin joined Northumbria University as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology in September 2012, following posts at the Universities of St Andrews, Edinburgh, and Abertay Dundee.

She is the module leader for the 'Individual Differences' and 'Evolutionary Psychology' courses at undergraduate level, and for the Psychology Thesis at MSc level. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association.

Tamsin completed her PhD on individual differences in human mate choice, investigating aspects of human attraction from biological and evolutionary perspectives. Past and current research includes the contribution of the face and voice to our assessments of others; hormonal influences, including the menstrual cycle, on attraction and relationship behaviour; the changes and development of interpersonal judgements during childhood and adolescence; how visual experience shapes judgements of attractiveness; and the role of odour and chemosignals in human interactions.


  • 2012–present
    Senior lecturer in Psychology , Northumbria University, Newcastle
  • 2010–2012
    Lecturer in Psychology , University of Abertay Dundee
  • 2009–2010
    Teaching fellow, University of Edinburgh
  • 2008–2009
    Research fellow, University of St Andrews


  • 2008 
    University of Liverpool, PhD, Evolutionary psychology