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I am a member of the Scottish Primate Research Group, and am involved in a number of collaborations with colleagues at Edinburgh, Stirling, York and Kyoto Universities. My main research focus is on the associations of social behaviour, personality, well-being and emotional perception. This involves collection and analysis of both behavioural data and keeper-rated questionnaires. This work builds on that of my supervisor Dr Alex Weiss and his colleagues.

My current research projects and collaborations include:

Personality and facial metrics in capuchins Sapajus apella.
Personality, wellbeing and social behaviour in squirrel monkeys Saimiri sciureus.
People-pet personality and attitudes towards pets.
Emotional perception in chimpanzees.
Chimpanzee personality traits and neurodevelopmental disorders.


  • –present
    PhD Student, University of Edinburgh